Merus NV

Merus NV

Merus NV

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Yalelaan 62,Utrecht 3584 CM

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Company Description

Merus NV is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, which engages in the discovery and development of bispecific antibody therapeutics. Its pipeline includes Biclonics for solid and hematological tumors. The company was founded by Ton Logtenberg and Hennie Hoogenboom on June 16, 2003 and is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Chief Business Officer & Executive Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Head of Utrecht

Chief Scientific Officer

Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Secretary & Head-Legal Europe

Secretary to the Supervisory Board

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Managing Member at Sofinnova Management VIII LLC

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer at Finch Therapeutics Group

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President-Global Specialty Business Unit at Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Merus NV

Former Vice President-Commercial Operations at Genentech, Inc.

Former Chief Medical Officer-Oncology Division & Vice President at Biogen Idec, Inc. (North Carolina)

Secretary & Head-Legal Europe at Merus NV

Chief Executive Officer at TamuroBio, Inc.

Secretary, Board of Directors at Merus NV

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BVF Partners pursues value-oriented investment strategies, investing primarily in the marketable securities issued by biotechnology companies. The firm's investments within the biotechnology sector focus primarily on the securities of companies with market capitalizations of less than $1 billion. BVF may also invest in unregistered securities of public and closely-held private biotechnology companies by directly purchasing from issuers or other shareholders, in privately negotiated transactions, common stock, convertible preferred stock and/or debt instruments with warrants, options and/or similar rights to acquire an equity interest. The firm also pursues a second investment strategy on that invests in equity or equity-linked securities of companies involved in the biotechnology industry and related fields that, as of the time of the acquisition of such securities, have a market capitalization of $350 million to $3 billion.

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Tavistock Life Sciences invests in a portfolio of public companies and private equity crossover opportunities. Investments tend to focus on focus on biotechnology drug development companies across multiple therapeutic indications.

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OIM’s funds make primarily long-term venture capital and equity-related investments in publicly and privately-held companies doing business in the life-sciences industry, including within the oncology and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Merus NV issued . USD Common Shares

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Merus NV issued USD Common Shares

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Merus NV raised money in a private placement transaction

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BBA pursues a fundamentally-driven approach to life sciences investing. The firm typically takes large, concentrated positions in the securities of life sciences companies with the potential for significant value creation over the long-term. They focus on public securities, but may, from time to time, recommend investments in private companies, life sciences and related healthcare intellectual property, royalty streams or other non-public investment opportunities.

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Novo Ventures is an active manager which provides funding for early and later-stage capital requirements, and provides management support. The firm invests in both public and private companies from Northern Europe and the United States. Novo Ventures targets companies operating in the health technology and health services sector, and industries such as biotechnology and medical specialties. It looks to take minority stake positions in its investments, as well as a seat on the board.

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Tekla Capital Management primarily focuses on healthcare investing. Their funds invest in public and private growth equities in the healthcare and life sciences industries.

Sema4 Holdings Corp. IT Consulting & Services | Stamford, CT

Sema4 Holdings a patient centered health intelligence company. It engages in transforming healthcare by applying AI and machine learning to multidimensional, longitudinal clinical and genomic data to build dynamic models of human health and defining optimal, individualized health trajectories. The firm through its Centrellis health intelligence platform enables to generate a more complete understanding of disease and wellness and to provide science-driven solutions to the most pressing medical needs. The company was founded by Eric Schadt in 2016 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pharmaceuticals - Tarrytown, New York

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the discovery, invention, development, manufacture, and commercialization of medicines. It product portfolio includes the following brands: EYLEA, Dupixent, Praluent, Kevzara, Libtayo, ARCALYST, and ZALTRAP. The firm accelerates the traditional drug development process through its proprietary VelociSuite technologies such as VelocImmune, which uses unique genetically-humanized mice to produce optimized fully-human antibodies and bispecific antibodies. The company was founded by Alferd G. Gilman, Leonard S. Schleifer, and Eric M. Shooter on January 8, 1988 and is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY.

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Genmab A/S Pharmaceuticals - Copenhagen, Denmark

Genmab A/S operates as an international biotechnology company. The firm develops human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Its product pipeline include daratumumab, marketed as DARZALEX for the treatment of certain indications of multiple myeloma; teprotumumab-trbw marketed as TEPEZZA for the treatment of thyroid eye disease; and ofatumumab, marketed as Arzerra for the treatment of certain indications of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The company was founded by Donald Lee Drakeman, Florian Schonharting, and Jan G. J. van de Winkel in 1999 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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