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Past Events Life Sciences 20th Jun 2023, 16:00 to 17:00

Going Global – How can funding support my international goals for my Life Sciences business

Baker Tilly International Life Sciences Forum – How can funding support my international goals for my Life Sciences business.

In association with Freeths & MHA, this life sciences webinar, the second in a series of three, aims to tackle a number of connected topics critical to commercial success: understanding the kinds of funding you need to take your business to the next level and how to access it, as well as the legal considerations during the raising of finance.

More specifically, we will look to cover:

  • Overall trends in the capital markets environment for life sciences companies globally and in Europe in particular
  • The various funding options available to life sciences companies
  • Legal considerations from an investor and investee point during a fund raise.

Head of Life Sciences at Freeths, Clause Andersen will be a speaker at this event sharing his breadth of knowledge and expertise in this sector on an international scale.

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2023
Time: 4pm – 5pm

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Yogan A. Patel

Yogan A. Patel – Partner and Life Sciences Industry Lead at MHA

Yogan will lead the panel discussion, he heads up the Pharma, Life Science and Med-Tech sector for MHA.


Rob Dando

Rob Dando – Corporate Finance Partner and Transaction Services Leader

Rob leads the Corporate Finance, Transaction Services team at MHA. Rob has over 15 years’ transaction consultancy experience, with considerable knowledge in global markets. He specialises in advising mid-market businesses, corporate clients and financial institutions, in their assessment of acquisitions and divestments, as well as assisting organisations on their journey to initial public offering. Rob’s primary focus is on providing financial due diligence services for M&A transactions. Rob has extensive deal experience across a variety of industry sectors, deal sizes and on a global basis.

Karolina Zapadka – Investment Manager at Parkwalk AdvisorsKarolina Zapadka

Karolina has over a decade of experience building life sciences and healthcare companies within the Cambridge Cluster. Karolina played a pivotal role in securing pre-seed, seed, and Series A investments from a stellar syndicate of investors. In 2018 she co-founded and successfully delivered the first life sciences startup accelerator in Cambridge with a portfolio value of over £90m. She started her career as a scientist at a leading biopharmaceutical company delivering a portfolio of products to clinics. Karolina completed a PhD in protein folding/metabolic science from the University of Cambridge and carried out a drug development postdoc work at MedImmune/ AstraZeneca.


Claus AndersenClaus Andersen – Partner Life Sciences, Freeths

Claus specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial work with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, licencing agreements and regulatory advice to companies and businesses in the Life Sciences and technology sector. Claus has also a wealth of experience in relation to inward investment, ie. overseas companies investing into the UK. Claus has for more than 15 years advised a number of businesses from Scandinavia, Central and Western Europe, Asia and the US about investing in the UK and what such businesses should look out for in that process.

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