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 and strong underlying growth drivers. We provide access to evergreen funds across the entire capital structure.

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 2020, the Principal Investments portfolio comprised 12 companies, with a total value of EUR 8 billion.

All teams

Meet our team

Our team consists of highly skilled professionals with 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.

  • 8 bn

    Value of investments at the end of 2020.

  • 900 M

    Cash inflows during 2020.

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
CVR# 24257630

Principal Investments*
200 Clarendon Street, Floor 45
Boston, MA 02116

*) Principal Investments is a team of business professionals employed by Novo Holdings Equity US Inc., which is a separate legal entity that provides certain consultancy services to Novo Holdings A/S, mainly within the areas of identifying, analysing and negotiating various investment opportunities among life science companies in the US as well as certain follow-up activities related thereto, such as board memberships, financial control and reporting efforts.