Family Offices Boost Life Sciences Partners’s Over-Subscribed Fifth Fund
Family offices are increasing their exposure to Europe’s life sciences sector by investing in venture capital funds, including the just-closed over-subscribed fifth fund from Life Sciences Partners.
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