Instinctif Partners has built an impressive Public Policy offering with notable expertise in pharma and medtech across its teams in the UK (London) and the EU (Brussels). With the acquisition of Brand Associates, this experience is extended to Germany (Berlin). Brand’s clients in the Life Sciences sector include Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly Deutschland and PhRMA. Read more
College Group (including leading brands College Hill, The College, College Public Policy, Policy Action, Green Issues Communique, Stockheim Media and Instinctif) is rebranding and unifying its business operations under one single brand – Instinctif Partners.
We have also moved to our new London headquarters at 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ.
Since the start of 2013, the market for IPOs on NASDAQ has been very buoyant. With little activity over the past few years, it has been a welcome change by many biotech companies that have taken advantage of the opening of the funding window to list on NASDAQ including our client Prosensa Holding N.V.
BIO International Congress, April 22-25 2013, Chicago, USA
In its twentieth year, BIO is the biggest event in the life science sector. Senior Account Director Stefanie Bacher and Junior Account Director Dr Anastasios Koutsos represented College Hill at the conference, reporting a whirlwind experience, which could be summarized under the motto “think big”. An exhibit hall floor of 2,670,000 sq ft alone, the size of four football fields, 15,000 attendees from all over the world and the amount of energy was impressive to say the least. Recapping information from 125+breakout sessions, 800+ speeches, 6 super sessions and a couple of keynotes seems like a mission impossible. After digesting the event, here are their ‘top 10’ highlights...
College Hill Life Sciences congratulates all the nominees shortlisted for the European Mediscience Awards 2013, especially those individuals and companies in the category, Commentator of the Year, of which College Hill is the sponsor.
Of College Hill Life Sciences own clients, congratulations go to Clinigen Group (Transaction of the year, Emerging Company), Imperial Innovations (Most Significant Contribution), and Oxford Gene Technology (Emerging Star).
In March College Hill Life Sciences’ ASX-listed client Mesoblast closed AU$170 million (US$176 million) in a private placing with institutional investors. Based on BioWorld’s Insight report issued early March, this is the largest Life Sciences private financing of a public company globally of 2013, just pipping the amounts raised by US-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ) and OPKO Health Inc. (NYSE) in January. AIM-listed client, e-Therapeutics, which raised £40 million (US$63m) from an issue of new shares in February, would place it as the fifth largest financing according to figures in the BioWorld report.
The Life Sciences team of College Hill, part of the international business communications consultancy, College Group, has continued to add to its portfolio of clients with six new client wins to date in 2013 from across both Europe and Australia. New clients include both private and listed companies, with mandates ranging from fully retained services to branding and IR/PR projects.
The Life Sciences team of College Hill, part of the international business communications consultancy, College Group, has strengthened and expanded its Investors Relations and Financial PR offering with the appointment of Veronica Sellar as Partner.