Sizable investments in leading life science companies


What we do

We invest in life science companies whose key source of value creation is innovation and growth. Our investment comes with an engaged and supportive approach to help a company, its board and its management realize their full potential.

Our investment approach

The Principal Investment team targets investments in well-established life science companies with leading positions in attractive market segments, with strong underlying growth drivers. Our investment span and horizon reflects our commitment as a long-term and devoted life science investor with a focus on building and growing businesses.

We provide access to evergreen funds across the entire capital structure. Our investments may be permanent, making Novo Holdings a true long-term partner.

In addition to capital and engagement, an investment from Novo Holdings also provides access to our extensive network within the life science industry. We use our experience and expertise from our ownership of world-leading life science companies to actively support a board and management in realizing their strategic ambitions.

At the end of 2016, the Principal Investments portfolio comprised 10 companies, with a total value of DKK 31.5 billion.


Meet our staff

Our team consists of highly skilled professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds including industry, consulting, banking and private equity. We use our broad life science expertise to target long-term investment opportunities.

  • 4.2 bn

    Value of investments at the end of 2016.

  • 870 M

    Investments during 2016.

Our headquarters

The Principal Investments team is based at our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Novo Holdings A/S
Tuborg Havnevej 19
2900 Hellerup
+45 3527 6500

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