Global Life Science Ventures Investing in the life sciences

Global Life Science Ventures (GLSV) is a leading, independent venture capital fund focusing exclusively on the life sciences. GLSV is dedicated to supporting early-stage groups, originating from universities, scientific institutions or industry. The fund may also invest in selected later stage companies, including buy-outs. For this purpose, GLSV provides finance, advice and access to expertise and networks. The group currently advises and manages funds totalling more than 200 million. With offices in Germany and Switzerland, GLSV acts as one team with a global perspective.

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Hanns Peter Wiese

Hanns-Peter Wiese, Dipl. Kfm., Partner

Mr. Wiese has 16 years experience in private equity and life science venture capital, which he gained investing in Europe and the United States. His exposure to early stage investing in the life sciences reaches back to 1996 when he advised HypoVereinsbank as co-sponsor on the setting-up of GLS I. Since then he has been a Managing Director of the office in Munich, Germany, advising GLS I and managing GLSV II in all aspects of investments. Mr. Wiese' s responsibilities include the partnerships' financial, legal and administrative issues, which comprise the monitoring of all portfolio companies.

From 1993, he was a Director of Corporate Finance with HypoVereinsbank in Munich and Director of their associated venture capital fund, managed by Euro Synergies S.A. in Paris. Aside from its turnaround, accomplished in a new small team, he arranged equity financings for mature businesses as well as MBOs/MBIs of mid-sized companies across various industries throughout Europe. Apart from sharing general management functions, he held sole responsibility for German-speaking countries. Several of the investments completed were listed on European stock exchanges.

Before that, Mr. Wiese entered into venture capital, which in Germany in the late 80s was still in its infant days. He was an Investment Controller with 3i Investors in Industry plc, initially in the UK, then as Investment Manager in their Frankfurt office. There he worked on a number of leveraged transactions, providing growth & development finance as well as MBO/MBI solutions to the typical German Mittelstand.

Mr. Wiese, born in 1959, has a master's degree in Business Administration (Dipl. Kfm.) from the University of Hamburg.

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