Sector updates in June

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Investment firms 

  • Foresite Capital has raised $900 million fund to back innovative companies at the crossroads of biotechnology and technology 
  • Brandon Capital has raised $180 million to support the growth of Australian and New Zealand as well as expand the firm’s presence across the globe, particularly in the UK, Europe and the US 
  • Amplitude Ventures has raised $192 million dedicated to the development of new precision medicines 
  • Starting with $30 million, RM Global has created a VC fund dedicated to the FutuRx biotech incubator Johnson & Johnson set up with OrbiMed and Takeda 
  • Felix Breyer has joined JPM Life Sciences Private Capital as a Senior Associate 
  • Gilles Nobécourt will be leaving Andera Partners after 22 years  
  • Karl Nägler has left Wellington Partners  


Analysts and Banking 

  • Ben Thorpe has left Goldman Sachs and has joined Guggenheim as Senior Managing Director  
  • Alex Cogut has left his role as Head of Healthcare Equity Research at Bryan, Garnier & Co and has been appointed Senior Director Strategy at argenx 
  • Edward Jinks has left his role as Analyst at Cavendish  



  • Meike Leonard has been appointed Health Reporter at The Mail 
  • Susanna Galton has been appointed Health Writer at The Daily Telegraph 
  • Clare Wilson has been appointed to Science Writer at The i (Paper) 
  • Millie Nelson has been appointed Editor for Partnering at Informa Connect Life Sciences and will also continue her role as Editor for BioProcess Insider  
  • Cristina Gallardo has left her role as Senior Reporter at Sifted and has been appointed to Dow Jones Reporter at The Wall Street Journal in Barcelona 
  • Caitlin Tilley has left her role as US Health Reporter at MailOnline to work freelance 
  • Sri Muppidi has been appointed Startups and VC Reporter at Business Insider 
  • David Carnevali has been appointed Deals Correspondent at Bloomberg