Animal Health USA 2019 | Kisaco Research
Driving Investor Engagement in Animal Health
Co-located with
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
10-11 April, 2019
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Why Attend

The animal health industry is changing. Since the Zoetis spin-out from Pfizer we’ve seen further companies such as Elanco follow suit with successful IPO’s.

Investors are beginning to take notice, however questions still remain regarding the opportunities in the industry:
   -  What does animal health really offer investors when compared to human health?
   -  In what ways can human biotech’s leverage the space to maximize their own technology?

Our investor conference in Boston will answer these questions and bring together domain experts and market leading companies to present the current trends and dynamics of the animal health industry and to outline where capital investment can make an impact.

 

Who attends Animal Health Investment USA

300+
Attendees
50+
Investors
100+
Start-ups
25+
Private Meetings per person

Animal Health has distinct advantages over human healthcare:

  1. The research and development process for animal health products is typically shorter and less expensive than for human therapeutics, as animal trials typically can be performed in the target species at an earlier stage, and shorter lifespans result in faster safety assessment and trial completion.
  2. A substantial portion of animal health R&D is focused on product life-cycle management as opposed to novel drugs, which also leads to less risky pipelines.
  3. Animal health medicines and vaccines face lower pressure from generic competition when compared to human healthcare peers.
  4. Animal health is primarily a cash business and does not face the same insurance/third party payer and drug pricing risks that can be an overhang on human therapeutics.

Animal health is leveraging clear and present opportunities:

 

Speakers & Investor Retreat Participants

 

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco
 

Charles Hoare

Head of European Healthcare M&A
Stifel

Charles is a healthcare focused investment banker with approximately 20 years’ experience with specialty pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe. Previously Charles was Managing Director for the international healthcare team at BofA Merrill Lynch and currently leads Commerzbank’s global healthcare team. During this time he has advised multiple companies on public and private capital raises, debt financing, mergers, acquisitions and out-licensing transactions.

Charles Hoare

Head of European Healthcare M&A
Stifel

Charles is a healthcare focused investment banker with approximately 20 years’ experience with specialty pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe. Previously Charles was Managing Director for the international healthcare team at BofA Merrill Lynch and currently leads Commerzbank’s global healthcare team. During this time he has advised multiple companies on public and private capital raises, debt financing, mergers, acquisitions and out-licensing transactions.

He has a particular focus on the veterinary healthcare sector, where he has been involved in transactions for almost all of the top 15 companies in the sector. Recent transactions include advising Virbac on the acquisition of the Sentinel and Sentinel Spectrum brands from Novartis, advising Lohmann Animal Health on its sale to Eli Lilly, advising Pharmaq on Permira’s investment in the company and assisting United Biomedical with creating a global strategic alliance for its swine vaccine portfolio.

Charles also chairs the Commercialisation committee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and serves on the school’s Finance and Planning committee. In addition, he is Chairman of the Bulldog Trust, which funds and supports entrepreneurial charities, and sits on the Boards of Directors of Placehill Limited (growth capital), Laguna Ventures Limited (late stage venture finance) and Atlantic Healthcare plc.

 

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG
 

Justine Conway

Justine Conway

 

John W. Dombrosky

CEO
Agtech Accelerator

John W. Dombrosky serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agtech Accelerator.  Launched in 2016 with a consortium of leading venture and industry strategic investors, Agtech Accelerator identifies, forms, capitalizes, and builds from scratch the most promising early-stage agricultural technology companies. The Agtech Accelerator team exclusively focuses on series seed to series a company creation across the ag and food tech economic value system.

John W. Dombrosky

CEO
Agtech Accelerator

John W. Dombrosky serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agtech Accelerator.  Launched in 2016 with a consortium of leading venture and industry strategic investors, Agtech Accelerator identifies, forms, capitalizes, and builds from scratch the most promising early-stage agricultural technology companies. The Agtech Accelerator team exclusively focuses on series seed to series a company creation across the ag and food tech economic value system.

Prior to joining Agtech Accelerator, Mr. Dombrosky spent eight years at Syngenta, where his responsibilities spanned licensing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and business unit leadership roles.  In addition to his experience in the agriculture sector, Mr. Dombrosky developed a deep understanding of software and value-added information platforms at Thomson Reuters while serving in finance, business development, and mergers & acquisition roles.  Fostering his lifelong fascination with speed and flight, Mr. Dombrosky’s first professional job was as a corporate planning analyst at northwest airlines.

Mr. Dombrosky earned a Bachelor of Arts in financial management from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Michelle Haven

Special Advisor
Anterra Capital

Michelle Haven

Special Advisor
Anterra Capital
 

Rimma Driscoll

Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Alliances
Zoetis

Rimma Driscoll is an executive in Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances with 20+ years in the field. Rimma has a depth of experience in a broad range of global transactions including JVs,Strategic Alliances, Collaborations, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Licensing Deals, and Partnerships. This experience span from small Discovery deals to multi-billionaire dollar divestitures. Rimma guides Multi-function teams on the external strategies and then leads all aspects of negotiations, and leverages external relationships to bring transactions to closure.

Rimma Driscoll

Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Alliances
Zoetis

Rimma Driscoll is an executive in Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances with 20+ years in the field. Rimma has a depth of experience in a broad range of global transactions including JVs,Strategic Alliances, Collaborations, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Licensing Deals, and Partnerships. This experience span from small Discovery deals to multi-billionaire dollar divestitures. Rimma guides Multi-function teams on the external strategies and then leads all aspects of negotiations, and leverages external relationships to bring transactions to closure. She has worked extensively in Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and Consumer Products businesses.

 

Jarne Ellenholm

Managing Partner
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors

Jarne Elleholm, Managing Partner, has more than 20 years’ experience in the life science industry with a strong record of achievements in commercialization and fundraising of life science products and companies.

 

He has worked in the venture capital industry as partner in Vækstfonden and as Managing Partner in Inventure Capital. From 2005-07 he served as CEO of the biotech company Aresa A/S, where he built up the organization and completed an IPO raising more than DKK 50 million.

Jarne Ellenholm

Managing Partner
Copenhagen Life Science Advisors

Jarne Elleholm, Managing Partner, has more than 20 years’ experience in the life science industry with a strong record of achievements in commercialization and fundraising of life science products and companies.

 

He has worked in the venture capital industry as partner in Vækstfonden and as Managing Partner in Inventure Capital. From 2005-07 he served as CEO of the biotech company Aresa A/S, where he built up the organization and completed an IPO raising more than DKK 50 million.

Prior experience includes European Vice President for Whatman International and CEO for Lundbeck Ltd. UK where he successfully launched several pharmaceutical products.

Jarne Elleholm served as Chairman of the board of Scandinavian Micro Biodevices and was pivotal in the sale of the company to Zoetis in 2016.

Jarne holds an M.Com from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from INSEAD.

 

 

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Partners

Dr. Readnour currently serves on or has visitation rights to the following companies: AgTech Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, Skyline Vet Pharma, a company that is developing veterinary pharmaceuticals using proven delivery technologies to reformulate drugs with established animal health markets, and Boragen, a company that is developing small molecule approaches focused on leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry, both in crop protection and animal health.

Rob Readnour

Managing Director
Mountain Group Partners

Dr. Readnour currently serves on or has visitation rights to the following companies: AgTech Accelerator, a unique startup accelerator focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, Skyline Vet Pharma, a company that is developing veterinary pharmaceuticals using proven delivery technologies to reformulate drugs with established animal health markets, and Boragen, a company that is developing small molecule approaches focused on leveraging the unique chemical properties of boron chemistry, both in crop protection and animal health.

Prior to joining MGP, Dr. Readnour worked at Elanco Animal Health for 27 years. During his Elanco tenure, he held several senior management positions in which he was responsible for developing and executing Elanco’s Research and Development strategies for entering several new business areas (companion animal pharmaceuticals, vaccines and enzymes). In 2017, these new business areas accounted for nearly 50% of Elanco’s $3.0 billion in sales. Dr. Readnour played an important role in Elanco’s acquisition and integration of Novartis Animal Health, Lohmann Animal Health, ChemGen and Janssen Animal Health. Within Elanco, Dr. Readnour led several initiatives to transform Research and Development through the piloting of new approaches to developing animal health products. He developed and led Elanco’s new technology scouting, acquisition and due diligence efforts. He pioneered a lean product development model which allowed Elanco to enter new areas of business without significant capital investment. He led initial efforts for Elanco to invest in early stage companies and partner with external funding sources to develop products with minimal initial investment from Elanco. Dr. Readnour served as a member of the Food and Agriculture Section of Bio International Board and as an External Advisory Board member for University of Illinois Animal Science Department.
Prior to entering management in Elanco, Dr. Readnour was an internationally recognized expert on animal health product development, analytical chemistry, human food safety and drug residues with 11 publications and 14 external presentations. Throughout his career, Dr. Readnour was responsible for the development and commercialization of 10 animal health products. Dr. Readnour received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Illinois in 1990.

 

Sébastien Lafon

VP, Global Head of Digital & Marketing Services
Boehringer Ingelheim

Sébastien Lafon

VP, Global Head of Digital & Marketing Services
Boehringer Ingelheim
 

Sam Al-Murrani

Managing Director
Babylon BioConsulting LLC

Babylon BioConsulting LLC is a human and animal health-based consultancy firm specializing in pre-revenue and early stage valuations of Animal Health and Biotech companies and providing clients with investor outreach, due diligence, business development and intangible asset management and valuation services. Dr. Sam Al-Murrani is also Managing Director for Bimini LLC, a privately owned manufacturer of pet dose-form health supplements and health treats.

Sam Al-Murrani

Managing Director
Babylon BioConsulting LLC

Babylon BioConsulting LLC is a human and animal health-based consultancy firm specializing in pre-revenue and early stage valuations of Animal Health and Biotech companies and providing clients with investor outreach, due diligence, business development and intangible asset management and valuation services. Dr. Sam Al-Murrani is also Managing Director for Bimini LLC, a privately owned manufacturer of pet dose-form health supplements and health treats.

Dr. Al-Murrani has a B.Sc. in Animal Science from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in Immunology/Biochemistry from the Roslin Institute and the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Baker University.

 

 

Mike Seely

CEO
Ascus Biosciences

Mike Seely

CEO
Ascus Biosciences
 

Phil Austin

Founding Partner
Anterra Capital

Phil Austin

Founding Partner
Anterra Capital
 

Tony Simpson

President & Founder
AgTech Advisors, LLC

Tony Simpson

President & Founder
AgTech Advisors, LLC
 

Aditya Kohli

Vice President
Frazier Healthcare Partners

Aditya Kohli

Vice President
Frazier Healthcare Partners
 

Doug Sterkel

President
Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking

Doug Sterkel

President
Sterkel Crotty Investment Banking
 

Isaac Fraynd

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Isaac tracks over a thousand investment opportunities, moving them through our dealflow process when appropriate. Prior to Aqua-Spark, Isaac worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank’s New York office on market analysis, financial modelling, valuation scenarios, and deal execution. Isaac worked within the Latin America Group, across sectors, primarily focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions. Isaac is from Panama City, Panama and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics as well as a certificate in Energy and the Environment from Duke University.

Isaac Fraynd

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Isaac tracks over a thousand investment opportunities, moving them through our dealflow process when appropriate. Prior to Aqua-Spark, Isaac worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank’s New York office on market analysis, financial modelling, valuation scenarios, and deal execution. Isaac worked within the Latin America Group, across sectors, primarily focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions. Isaac is from Panama City, Panama and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics as well as a certificate in Energy and the Environment from Duke University. He is very passionate about travel and is a self-declared foodie.

 

Matthew Bell

Managing Director
Cultivian Sandbox Venture Fund

Matthew Bell

Managing Director
Cultivian Sandbox Venture Fund
 

Julia Stephanus

Founder and President
Avviare

Julia Stephanus is a 30 year veteran of the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.  Currently Julia is President of Avviare, a consulting firm specializing in supporting veterinary focused start-ups. 

Julia has been involved in the development and launch of 28 veterinary products.  She has been a senior executive in two start-up pharmaceutical companies (Aratana Therapeutics and Summit VetPharm), and held key positions at multi-nationals including Pfizer (now Zoetis) and its legacy companies.

Julia Stephanus

Founder and President
Avviare

Julia Stephanus is a 30 year veteran of the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.  Currently Julia is President of Avviare, a consulting firm specializing in supporting veterinary focused start-ups. 

Julia has been involved in the development and launch of 28 veterinary products.  She has been a senior executive in two start-up pharmaceutical companies (Aratana Therapeutics and Summit VetPharm), and held key positions at multi-nationals including Pfizer (now Zoetis) and its legacy companies.

As Chief Commercial Officer of Aratana Julia provided the commercial leadership resulting in a successful IPO (NASDAQ:PETX), high-impact corporate branding, innovative go-to-market strategies for five therapeutics and the staffing of the inaugural commercial organization.

As founder and CEO of Summit VetPharm, Julia developed and launched a new line of companion animal parasiticides, grew the company to a cash flow positive position with 85 employees in five years and divested the company to Ceva Animal Health in 2010.  A graduate of Indiana University, she has continued her executive training at Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago and the Wharton School of Business.      

 

Samuel Bjork

Principal
Digitalis Ventures

Samuel Bjork

Principal
Digitalis Ventures

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Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Boston, MA

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$2,199
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Advisory Board

Clinton Lewis

Clinton Lewis Executive Vice President, President, International Operations
ZOETIS

Joachim Hasenmaier

Member of the Board of Managing Directors
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

Dirk Ehle

Head of Bayer Animal Health
Bayer

George Gunn

Founder and CEO
Stonehaven Consulting AG

Linda Rhodes

VMD, PhD

Aaron Schacht

Executive Vice President - Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development
Elanco

Alan Mackay

Executive Partner and Founder
GHO Capital

Dr. James Lloyd

Dean of the College and Professor
University of Florida, Colleague of Veterinary Medicine

Sébastien Huron

Chairman of the Executive Board
Virbac Santé Animale

Jean Deleforge

Chief Scientific Officer
Vetoquinol

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