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Frazier's record year of exits reflects M&A impact on biotech VCs
Frazier's bumper crop
Monday, February 6, 2012
The exits achieved by portfolio companies of Frazier
Healthcare in 2011 are another indication that things could be looking
up for the venture community and the LPs that fund it. The firm recently
reported a record $1.1 billion in upfront payments from the sales of four
portfolio companies last year.
According to Frazier, the
takeouts validate its shift several years ago to a strategy of explicitly
cultivating relationships with potential acquirers in an effort to build young
companies to the right specifications.
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