More investment in children’s health. Ship2B launches a new fund of €30 million to invest in European companies in the field of pediatrics, led by the entrepreneur and businessman Marc Ramis, as explained by Maite Fibla, co-founder of Ship2B.
This is the first fund to invest in companies with a social impact in the pediatrics sector in Europe. In the United States, there is a similar initiative, but until now there was none in the Old Continent. The name given to the fund is Montana Impact Fund, although it is true that Ramis and Fibla specify that it is in the process of registering with the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), “only waiting to be formally approved.”
The Montana Impact Fund will invest in 16-18 pediatric companies that are in the early stages of research. The fund, for a period of ten years, contemplates five years of investment and another five years of disinvestment and arises from the need to improve the quality of life of the child and respond to the unresolved medical needs of the little ones.
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Ship2B collaborates with Marc Ramis and with the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona
Ramis leads the fund and contributes his knowledge in the entrepreneurial world in the biotechnology sector. The businessman was the co-founder and CEO of Rejuveron Senescence Therapeutics, Ninevah Therapeutics, and Senolytic Therapeutics. In addition, Ramis is a board member or strategic advisor to Aptadel Therapeutics, Retinset Therapeutics, Gate2Brain, Dive Medical, Oniria Therapeutics, Nanobots Therapeutics, Cebiotex, Cyclomed, and GeneTether.
In recent years, Ramis has collaborated with the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona, getting involved in the pediatric area. Ship2B will rely on the executive and the Catalan medical center for the success of this fund, the latter acting as a collaborator.
As Ramis explained, there is a lot of pediatric development that does not reach the market, with a significant gap, with the consequence that the big problem is access to financing so that all the direct impact on the health of patients is subsequently generated. children.
Ship2B intends to carry out a first closing at the end of 2023 to begin to undertake the first investments in 2024
The fund is positioned as article nine, in accordance with the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (Sfdr), which came into force in 2021. With the Montana Impact Fund, Ship2B intends to carry out a first closing at the end of 2023 to start making the first investments in 2024.
Ship2B launched its first investment vehicle in 2016, with €4.5 million, investing in 23 companies of which they have already divested from three companies. In 2020, the manager launched a €55 million fund to invest in 18 projects. Three years of the investment period have already been completed and there are two years of disinvestment left.
Among the latest investments of the latter fund are projects such as Envita. Last April, the Spanish company specializing in the development of digital tools to individually attend to the elderly closed a financing round of €500,000 led by Ship2B.
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