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Sander Slootweg
Managing Partner at Forbion


Sander is Managing Partner and co-founded ABN AMRO Capital Life Sciences in 2000 and Forbion in 2006.

In addition to his leading role in the investment team and the portfolio, he is responsible for Fundraising, Investor- and Public Relations. On the portfolio management side, he currently serves on the boards of portfolio companies NewAmsterdam Pharma (Chair), Azafaros, Replimune, NorthSea (Chair), Xention and Oxyrane.

Significant transactions for which Sander was responsible include uniQure (QURE), Dezima Pharma, acquired by Amgen in 2015 for up to USD 1.55 billion and Biovex, sold to Amgen in March of 2011 for up to USD 1 billion. In recent years, Sander has also served on the boards of Ario Pharma, Pulmagen, Fovea (sold to Sanofi in 2009), uniQure (IPO on Nasdaq in 2014), Argenta (sold to Galapagos in 2010), Alantos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (sold to Amgen in 2007), Impella (sold to Abiomed in 2005), Pieris (IPO on Nasdaq in 2015) and has acted as the Chairman of the Board of AMT (IPO on Euronext in 2007).

Before co-founding Forbion, he was an Investment Director at ABN AMRO Capital Life Sciences. His other activities at ABN AMRO included buy-out/ growth equities at ABN AMRO Capital, Equity Capital Markets Syndications (HQ Amsterdam) and Financial Institutions Relationship Management Latin America (Regional Office Miami).

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