Powering Innovation in Life Sciences
Cerus’ fundamental long-term value philosophy is focusing on investment opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. The managing partners evaluate each opportunity based on in-depth scientific analysis, financial strategy and human capital. Cerus identifies opportunities that can reach a significant value inflection point in a 3 – 4 year timeframe. Cerus has an extensive network able to identify both great opportunities and top management teams that can lead the portfolio companies to success. Given the very selective nature as well as the small number of opportunities in which we invest, Cerus is actively involved with each company to provide both strategic and operational guidance, often having senior Cerus members be part of the management team for a period of time. We are part of a close circle of seasoned biotechnology executives who will financially and operationally assist our portfolio companies. We have the capability to syndicate with high quality investors if needed. We have decades of R&D expertise in multiple therapeutic areas.
Our investment philosophy is based on evaluating three key components in each company:
- Human Capital
- Innovative Science
- Strategy and Financial Plan