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Life Sciences Breakfast Seminar: M&A and Funding in Life Sciences

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CMS and Pedersen & Partners look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam on Wednesday, April 10th, from 8:00 – 11:00 am to an inspiring morning with interesting discussions on M&A and funding in Life Sciences. With a panel of high-calibre industry leaders they will discuss, amongst others, the recent trends and developments, pitfalls, learnings as well as the overall investment environment in this dynamic sector.


  • Eliane Schutte – CEO, Xeltis
  • Erik van den Berg – CEO, Memo Therapeutics AG (Former AM Pharma)
  • Martijn Boot – Head of Legal, Brocacef
  • Jan Groen – CEO, Intravacc
  • Jos Lunenberg – CEO, Surfix Diagnostics
  • Koenraad Wiedhaup – CEO, Leyden Labs

Panel discussion topics

  • Fundraising environment in the Netherlands; potential threats, opportunities and strategic trends
  • Regulatory constraints or threats affecting M&A and investments, e.g. considering the proposed revision of EU pharmaceutical legislation, inflation, geopolitical tensions, and FDI constraints
  • M&A and investment dynamics in the Netherlands: 2023 vs prior-year activity, shifts in valuations over the last 12-18 months, specifically for biotech, pharma, Medtech, HealthTech, etc.
  • Current market’s quality of opportunities and the expectations of both buyers and sellers
  • Exit Strategies & Market Climate: exploring the current exit environment and its impact on exit strategies, the outlook for IPO as an exit path, and how human capital issues impact value creation actions

The audience will bring together senior decision makers and C-level executives from leading life sciences companies, Non-Executive Board Members, biotech founders and (private) investors in the sector. The event is free of charge for all participants, but strictly for the specific audience as described above. If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to Robert.vaneijle@cms-dsb.com and lydia.vdmeulen@pedersenandpartners.com

Date & time: Wednesday April 10, 08.00 – 11.00 am

Location: CMS Amsterdam, Parnassusweg 737, 1077DG, Amsterdam