Alphabet’s Verily Raises $1B
Alphabet’s Verily has announced a $1 billion investment round, led by Silver Lake, as it advances plans on business strategies that are additive and complementary to its current life sciences portfolio.
Other new investors in the round include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other global investment management firms.
The capital raised will support growth in key strategic areas, including investments in strategic partnerships, global business development opportunities, and potential acquisitions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Ruth Porat, chief financial officer at Alphabet, and Egon Durban, managing partner and managing director of Silver Lake, will be nominated to join Verily’s operating board.
“We are taking external funding to increase flexibility and optionality as we expand on our core strategic focus areas. Adding a well-rounded group of seasoned investors, led by Silver Lake, will further prepare us to execute as healthcare continues the shift towards evidence generation and value-based reimbursement models.” – Verily CEO Andrew Conrad.
“Verily’s unique capabilities, world-class partnerships and bold vision are enabling the company to tackle the most significant problems impacting global healthcare. We look forward to working with Andy and the entire Verily team in their mission to use cutting-edge science and technology to change the paradigm of care delivery and improve clinical outcomes.” – Egon Durban.