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Choose One, Not Both: Why Balanced Biopharma Funds Stumble

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

By the end of this year, three major US venture firms---JP Morgan Partners, the American affiliate of Apax, and MPM Capital--will be transformed. Their partners are leaving; their strategies are changing. And their stories are all marked by their common failure to combine early-stage biopharmaceutical venture capital with later-stay growth capital and buyouts into so-called "balanced funds."
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