LifeSci Partners Launches Business Development and Market Analytics Offering, LifeSci Strategic Partnering and Analytics

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LifeSci Partners today announced the launch of its newest division, LifeSci Strategic Partnering and Analytics, focused on supporting partnering and strategic consulting activities for clients exclusively within the life sciences. Strategic partnering activities encompass facilitating in- and out-licensing transactions, R&D collaborations, as well as other strategic partnerships. The analytics arm of the division will deliver primary and secondary market research and financial analyses to assist companies in understanding and effectively articulating asset value propositions to investors and strategic partners, and also guide internal development and capital allocation decisions. The addition of the new division adds strategic partnering and market analytics to the fully integrated offerings of LifeSci Partners which includes investor relations, public relations, corporate communications, capital markets and executive search.

LifeSci Strategic Partnering and Analytics will be led by managing directors Michael Cozart and Jason Laffin who bring over 20 years of industry experience and will be supported by LifeSci’s staff of scientific and business professionals. Mr. Cozart and Mr. Laffin have advised on over 20 strategic transactions, including recently advising BeneVir BioPharm on their $1.04 billion acquisition by Janssen in June 2018, which included a $140M upfront payment. Additionally, Mr. Cozart and Mr. Laffin have completed over 80 strategic consulting projects evaluating assets across a range of therapeutic categories including oncology, cardiometabolic diseases, dermatology, immunology, rare diseases, neurology, infectious diseases, diagnostics and medical devices.

“LifeSci Partners continues to leverage its extensive relationships and unmatched domain expertise within the life sciences on behalf of our clients. Building upon the proven track record of Michael and Jason, our newest division will address our clients’ strategic partnering needs, harnessing our extensive network of global relationships with senior executives and business development professionals at large and midsize life science companies,” said Andrew McDonald, Ph.D., co-founder of LifeSci Partners. “We recognize it is crucial for companies to properly assess the commercial potential and value proposition of their assets to support financing, partnering and internal decision-making activities. LifeSci Strategic Partnering and Analytics utilizes LifeSci’s expertise in financial modeling, physician surveys and KOL interviews to help companies define their market opportunity based on hard data, increasing the likelihood of attracting and securing resources necessary to bring novel technologies to market.”

Michael Cozart, managing director of LifeSci Strategic Partnering and Analytics said, “Both Jason and I are thrilled to join the LifeSci Partners team to build upon its impressive and comprehensive platform of services. We are committed to aiding clients in their partnering activities and delivering market and financial analytics to empower corporate and business development decisions. Jason and I look forward to leading the new division, making LifeSci Partners a fully integrated life sciences focused advisory firm that can dual track capital markets and strategic partners processes.”

About LifeSci Partners
LifeSci Partners is the leading provider of global consulting services in the areas of investor relations, public relations, executive search and capital markets advisory. LifeSci combines deep domain expertise in the life sciences with decades of experience in capital markets and corporate communications to deliver unparalleled services to our clients in the life sciences.

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Michael Cozart
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Phone: 704-771-0713

Jason Laffin
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Phone: 646-876-5543

Andrew McDonald, Ph.D.
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Phone: 646-597-6987

Michael Rice
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Phone: 646-597-6979