Investment Banking Advisory to the Life Science Industry

Aquilo Partners understands the risks and rewards associated with life science innovation. We have spent our careers providing transaction advice in this sector, and as a result, we understand the development, regulatory and commercial risks that companies must navigate. We also understand how to position, value and capture upside, which is crucial to structuring and closing successful transactions.

Our approach to strategic transactions and private placement fundraisings reflects our intimate knowledge of the life science industry and all of the options companies have in responding to inflection points. Aquilo Partners works closely with each client, leveraging our capabilities and extensive network with the needs of our clients.

Aquilo’s Life Science Transaction Expertise
  • Private Placement

    Aquilo helps select private clients to raise capital, leveraging our proprietary relationships at venture capital, hedge funds, private equity and strategic investors
  • Product License

    Aquilo is a leader in structuring and negotiating licensing deals across all stages of development, where the expertise to advise on economic and non-economic terms of risk-sharing is critical
  • Upfront + Milestones

    Aquilo utilizes our analytical and industry expertise to set up and negotiate complex structured transactions, returning value upfront to shareholders and de-risking future payments.
  • M&A

    Aquilo’s leadership and insight into both sides of the M&A process allow us to run robust and thorough processes, and successfully execute buy-side and sell-side transactions

Strategic Advisory

Sell-side
Our approach to sell-side advisory goes beyond process-oriented transaction execution. Aquilo Partners invests significant time and effort getting to know our clients, enabling us to present a compelling and tailored rationale to each potential buyer or partner.

A close understanding of prospective buyers is crucial to running a competitive transaction process. We understand that the strategic focus of buyers may change, key personnel may leave and internal programs may compete for resources – being intimately familiar with these dynamics enables Aquilo Partners to maximize shareholder value for our clients.

Buy-side
Whether a targeted transaction or a comprehensive search for acquisition targets, Aquilo Partners brings to bear the same rigorous and thoughtful approach to its buy-side clients. The insights we have gained from years of experience make us uniquely suited to aid in the identification and positioning of assets within new organizations.

We understand the importance of analysis, finding champions and internal committees for buyers. Aquilo Partners provides comprehensive advisory across all phases of the transaction – from identification of targets, to negotiation of terms, to modeling and integration analysis – enabling our buy-side clients to make the right decisions.

Private Placement Advisory

Aquilo Partners tailors each financing process to the needs of our client’s management and shareholders - because every situation is unique, and not all investors are created equal. Our process enables management to maintain its focus on execution and on creating credible alternatives going forward, essential elements to maintaining leverage in a financing process.

Sometimes a financing occurs at the time of a value inflection point for a company, making the financing process a natural time to explore strategic options. When appropriate, Aquilo will help a company with a fundraising and with exploring strategic alternatives simultaneously to maximize interest from all parties and secure the best transaction for our client.


Strategic Advisory

Sell-side
Aquilo Partners invests significant time getting to know our clients’ stories, enabling us to present compelling and tailored rationale to each potential buyer or partner.

The strategic focus of buyers may change, key decisions makers may leave and internal programs often compete for resources – being intimately familiar with these dynamics is one way that Aquilo Partners is able to create value for our clients.

Buy-side
Whether it is a targeted transaction or a comprehensive search for acquisition targets, Aquilo Partners aids our clients by providing thoughtful and relevant advice throughout the deal process.

We understand the importance of analysis and internal committees for buyers. Aquilo provides comprehensive advisory across all phases of the deal – from identification of targets, to negotiation of terms, to modeling and integration analysis – enabling our buy-side clients to make the right decisions.

Private Placement Advisory

Aquilo Partners tailors each financing outreach to the needs of the client’s management and shareholders - because every situation is unique and not all investors are created equal.

Our process enables management to maintain its focus on execution and creating credible alternatives forward - essential elements to maintaining leverage in a financing process.

Member FINRA / SIPC