Burrill & Co. LLC

Burrill & Co. LLC

Burrill & Co. LLC

Date Founded



1 Embarcadero Center,Suite 2700,San Francisco, CA 94111-3776

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1 - 10


Private Equity & Venture Capital
Accounting & Financial Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Burrill & Co.'s venture capital activities focus exclusively on life science companies whose technologies and products are applicable across range of life science sub-sectors including: (1) human healthcare therapeutics and diagnostics/devices (2) health/wellness (3) agricultural biotechnology (4) biofuels and (5) industrial biotechnology, biomaterials and bioprocesses. In addition, to sector diversification, the firm also diversifies across investment stage. In general, most of their investments are in the start-up through mezzanine stage. Most of the firm's investments are made in series A and B rounds. They do invest in public entities. Burrill & Co. principally invests in the US and Europe. The firm's professionals usually serve on the board of directors of each portfolio company and, when necessary, assist with operational activities. Investments tend to average from $5 million to $15 million over the life of a company.Burrill & Co.'s private equity investments focus on investments in undervalued small-cap and mid-cap public companies and selected buy-outs and spin-outs from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life sciences entities. The firm seeks to acquire significant equity positions often through PIPEs and to optimize opportunities for future equity financing, acquisitions and divestitures.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Managing Director, Burrill Securities

Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Venture Partner

Venture Partner

Venture Partner, Russia

Managing Editor

Managing Director

Managing Director & Head of Institutional Trading

Board of Directors
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Recent Transactions
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S&W Seed Co. purchases Chromatin, Inc. from Burrill & Co. LLC, Venture Investors LLC, Unilever Ventures Ltd., GE Capital Equity, Inc., Barings LLC (Private Equity), Illinois Ventures LLC, Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund Management Co., Ltd., BP Ventures, Venture Management LLC - Wisconsin

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Chromatin, Inc., Burrill & Co. LLC purchase Kirkland Seed, Inc.

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Chromatin, Inc., Burrill & Co. LLC purchase Majestic Semillas S. De R.L. De C.V.

Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. purchases Aldagen, Inc. from Harbert Venture Partners LLC

Investment Advisor

Advised on Evotec SE purchases Compound Focus, Inc. from Galapagos NV

Investment Advisor

Advised on Everi Games Holding, Inc. purchases PokerTek, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
Escrow Agent

Advised onTargacept, Inc. purchases Catalyst Bioscience, Inc. (Inactive) from Sofinnova Ventures, Inc., Burrill & Co. LLC, Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC, Inc., HealthCare Ventures LLC, Rosetta Capital Ltd., Morgenthaler Management Corp.

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Advised onBurrill & Co. LLC purchases CareDx, Inc.

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Elbion NV discovers and develops therapeutics for neurological diseases and immunological disorders. It focuses on the discovery and development of new drugs for CNS and immunological diseases. The company was founded by Dr. Thomas Kronbach and Dr. Bernd Kastler in 2002 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

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Neos Therapeutics, Inc is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary modified-release drug delivery technology platforms. Its products are Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine), Cotempla XR-ODT (methylphenidate), and Adzenys-ER (amphetamine) extended-release oral suspension, all for the treatment of ADHD, are the first three approved products using the Company's extended-release technology platform. The firm manufactures and markets its generic version of the branded product Tussionex, an extended-release oral suspension of hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine for the relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms of a cold. The company was founded by Darlene R. Ryan on November 30, 1994 and is headquartered in Grand Prairie, TX.

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Nora Therapeutics, Inc. develops therapeutics to address clinical unmet needs in reproductive medicine. Its's lead product NT100, seeks to improve pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization or who have suffered recurrent spontaneous miscarriages. The company was founded by Darryl L. Carter and Chris B. McClain in 2007 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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