SYDNEY: Cellmid Limited has appointed C14 Consulting and PharmaVentures Limited to actively search for partners or buyers for Lyramid, Cellmid’s wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the research and development of treatments for inflammatory diseases and cancer targeting midkine, an embryonic growth factor implicated in a number of disease indications.
The two agreements are independent from each other and have similar terms including no exclusivity. Under the agreements the only fee payable by Cellmid to either of the consultants will be a success fee on completion of the sale or partnering of the midkine asset portfolio.
The reason for signing two agreements is to fully exploit both partnering and divestment options efficiently. The appointments have been made based on the relevant expertise of each consulting firm.
C14 Consulting is the premier business development partner for alliances and partnerships in life sciences and is led by a team of senior business development professionals with experience in large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
PharmaVentures is the global expert in mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences sector having completed more than 1,000 successful assignments over 30 years in 38 countries. Fintan Walton, a non-executive director of Cellmid Limited is the founder and Managing Director of PharmaVentures.
For the purposes of section 208 of the Corporations Act the Company considers that the engagement of PharmaVentures was under the “arm’s length terms” exception provided by section 210 of the Corporations Act. In forming this view the Company recognized that the terms of the agreement with PharmaVentures are the same as those agreed with non-related C14 Consulting.
Cellmid is an Australian life sciences company with a consumer health business and biotech assets in development. Advangen Limited is Cellmid’s wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the development and sale of first in class, best in class, clinically validated anti-aging products for hair, skin and body.