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Werfen Invests in Rock Health and The Sustainable Development Umbrella Fund

Werfen is chaired by Marc Rubiralta and in 2022 it achieved a turnover of €1.84 billion. In the largest operation in its history, the group closed the purchase of the American diagnostic company Immucor for €2 billion in March. The company’s workforce is made up of 7,000 people and its activity covers thirty countries.




Werfen moves forward with its venture capital subsidiary. The company specialized in diagnosis has completed two new operations with the investment of approximately five million each in the Rock Health funds and The Sustainable Development Umbrella Fund (Sfud), which is part of the European Investment Fund (FEI), according to Expansión .

Rock Health is a venture capital fund and consulting firm based in San Francisco (United States). The company, led by its co-founder Bill Evans, specializes in the digital health sector and invests in seed and larger rounds.

Sfud is a vehicle owned by the European Union that is intended for institutional investors such as companies, insurers, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. The fund is specialized in the health and life sciences sector and has the FEI as advisor and manager of the activity.

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Werfen achieved a turnover of €1.84 billion in 2022

We Venture Capital, Werfen’s subsidiary, started at the end of last year with an investment in the sepsis diagnostic company DeepUll. The company, promoted by Jordi Carrera and Rafael Bru, founders of StatDx, raised a financing round of €17 million that included other investors such as Sabadell Asabys, Alta Life Sciences and Kurma Partners, among others.

The second operation was closed last summer with the entry into the Belgian company Axithra , which has created a technological platform to measure and control drug concentrations in the blood.

We Venture Capital’s strategy is to carry out between three and four operations a year, with investments of around five million euros. The company will alternate interest in emerging companies with specialized funds and an international focus.

Werfen is chaired by Marc Rubiralta and in 2022 it achieved a turnover of €1.84 billion. In the largest operation in its history, the group closed the purchase of the American diagnostic company Immucor for €2 billion in March. The company’s workforce is made up of 7,000 people and its activity covers thirty countries.


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