We Believe That No Two Paths Are The Same.
Locust Walk operates on one powerful guiding principle: that our role is to craft and execute customized partnering and financing strategies designed to meet the specific desires, needs, and goals of every company and each investor.
We launch each relationship without preconceived opinions or goals. Our mission is to identify and facilitate an efficient, rapid, and unique growth trajectory for every company. However, our work is firmly rooted in best practices that inform all of our transactions.
About Our Name
Locust Walk is the central artery of the University of Pennsylvania campus, a well-known, tree-lined brick pathway connecting members of the Penn community to the physical buildings of the campus. Locust Walk brings together that same confluence of high energy, creativity and collaboration, all grounded in real-world experience.
These attributes are unique hallmarks of Locust Walk’s approach to transaction, strategy and commercial advisory work for life sciences companies. We bring to partnering and strategic consulting engagements a rare combination of operating, commercial, financial and technical acumen. This approach is the Locust Walk difference.
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Locust Walk helps build great life sciences companies
Locust Walk’s business model is built on shared risk, as well as shared upside. We are exclusively committed to our clients within a specific therapeutic or business development space; in exchange, we earn a monthly professional fee during the course of the engagement. In addition, we receive a success fee on the consideration realized by our clients, upon successful closing of a transaction; this fee is paid when our client receives its payments. And our partnership with our clients runs deep. Our passionate commitment to their vision, and the technologies in their pipelines, often inspires us to take an equity position in the companies we help to develop.
Our team of experienced industry executives drives value and builds companies as operators, investors and advisors
We focus on a limited number of high-value companies allowing us to deliver the highest quality advice and execution with senior level involvement
We provide candid advice, focused on building long-term value for our clients rather than solely the success of a short term transaction