As we talked about in our list of the top 20 venture capital firms, VC firms can help provide funds for companies they think have high potential in exchange for equity in the companies in which they’re investing. Last year, a lot of companies made equity investments for funds—which ones were biggest?
Below is a list of the top 10 equity investment deals in biopharma for all of 2012, as recorded by MoneyTree Report, produced by PwC and National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, and released earlier this month. Listings include a description of the equity involved, participating investment firms, and purpose stated by the company for its raising of funds. Footnotes include names of participating firms and financing details not listed by MoneyTree Report.