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Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity

Five Crowns Capital, LLC's Healthcare and Life Sciences Group specializes in acquisitions and funding of small and middle market healthcare and life sciences companies as well as acquisitions and licensing of healthcare technologies and IP assets. The Group has a particular focus on health & wellness consumer products and technology.

Investment Focus

  • Consumer healthcare products
  • Mobile/wearable biometrics technologies (e.g., pedometers, heart rate monitors, etc.)
  • Acquiring and licensing technology transfer IP from universities
  • Medical devices
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Research tools
  • Healthcare services
  • Healthcare IT

Our team members are not only experts on the business of healthcare, we are also particularly strong on the science of healthcare. This allows our clients to receive a thorough analysis of the underlying technology of a company's intellectual property as well as the commercial viability of that technology. We also have internal expertise on the technology transfer process and experience working with academia, which allows us to identify promising university-developed science before it is licensed to the healthcare industry.

Our portfolio companies benefit from:

  • Debt and equity financing and analysis
  • Buy and sell side M&A
  • Technology Transfer assessment
  • Intellectual Property review
  • Licensing transactions
  • Commercial assessment of the technology
  • Bench to commercialization consulting
  • Regulatory consulting
  • Reimbursement consulting
  • Operations and manufacturing consulting
  • Profit improvement
  • Treasury and balance sheet optimization
  • Business plan/strategy development
  • International markets strategy and execution
    • Go-to-market/product launch strategy and implementation
  • Product manufacturing, engineering, sourcing (domestic and international), distribution and channel development
  • Strategic partnerships and joint venture formation (venture capital and industry)
  • Pre-audit/audit support
    • Coordinate annual audit/quarterly reviews, prepare schedules; technical memos; and reporting, provided for: private, SEC, and statutory filings
  • Executive financial support
    • Perform overall supervision of employees, cash management, budgeting, generate monthly/YE financial reporting, process billing, account reconciliations, payroll and A/P
  • Financial modeling/budgeting/acquisition models
    • Develop financial forecast models and other key metrics, compile historical data, assisting with due-diligence requests as well as buyer transition.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley/internal control assessment
    • Create/test business process narrative, design/implement financial and operational policies/procedures to strengthen internal control and process improvement


John Stroh - Managing Director and Group Leader

Josh Shinoff, PhD

Lisa Matlaf, PhD