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Aesthetic Sciences Corp., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of injectable filler products for soft tissue augmentation, has closed its Series A round with a total of $6 million. Backers include Domain Associates and New Leaf Venture Partners.
Ted Ridgway has joined banking boutique Seven Hills Partners as a partner in its technology, media and telecom practice. He previously was a vice president and general manager at RadiSys Corp., (Nasdaq: RSYS).
Westham Capital Partners, a Richmond, Va.-based private equity firm, has formed a strategic partnership with Stamford, Conn.-based Atlantic Street Capital Management. Under the terms of the agreement, Westham will serve as an outsourced business development partner and co-investor, providing coverage of deal sources located throughout most of the United States. www.westhamcapital.com www.atlanticstreetcapital.com
Peter Keen has joined Espirit Capital Partners as a partner. He previously was CFO of Arakis Ltd., and before that co-founded venture capital firm Merlin Biosciences. www.espritcp.com
Magellan Biosciences, a Chelmsford, Mass.-based provider of point-of-care analyzers and automated systems for hospital-based labs and near-patient testing, has raised $50 million in new private equity and debt funding. Abingworth Management led the deal, and was joined by Hambrecht & Quist Capital Management, KBL Healthcare Ventures and return backers Ampersand Ventures, New England Partners Capital, […]
Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Towson, Md.-based drug startup focused on cardiovascular disease, has secured $3.2 million of a $14.5 million Series A round, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Aurora Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. www.cardioxyl.com
Impedance Cardiology Systems Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.-based biotech startup, has raised $5 million in Series B funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Versant Ventures and Starfish Ventures (Australia).
Obagi Medical Products Inc., a Long Beach, Calif.-based pharma company focused on the aesthetic and therapeutic skin health markets, has set its proposed IPO terms to 5.35 million common shares being offered at between $13 and $15 per share. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol OMPI, with JPMorgan serving as lead […]
Eureka Growth Capital has sold Specialty Pharma Inc. to Critical Homecare Solutions, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co. No financial terms were disclosed Specialty Pharma is a Cromwell, Conn.-based provider of home infusion and respiratory therapy services, and was advised on the sale by Ewing Bemiss & Co.
Andrew Torgove has joined Goldsmith Agio Helms as head of its distressed advisory and restructuring practice. He previously was co-head of the New York distressed M&A practice at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. www.agio.com
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