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Aisling Capital Announces Close of US$650M Life Sciences Fund
Date:1/7/2009

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Aisling Capital announced today that it raised US$650 million in committed capital for its newest life sciences fund, Aisling Capital III, LP. Aisling Capital will invest its third fund primarily in companies developing pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical products, as well as in businesses that provide drug development, manufacturing and other important services to the healthcare industry. With a total of over US$1.6 billion in committed capital under management, the Aisling Capital team will also continue to manage the Perseus-Soros BioPharmaceutical Fund, LP and Aisling Capital II, LP.

"We appreciate the support of our existing and new limited partners, particularly during these times of market turbulence," commented Dennis Purcell, Senior Managing Partner of Aisling Capital. Mr. Purcell added: "We believe the next several years will be a critical period for the life sciences industry, in which multiple forces will converge to create opportunities for the prepared investor."

The Aisling Capital team is comprised of individuals with a combination of clinical, transactional, operational and capital markets expertise, complemented by extensive networks in the life sciences industry. The team is led by Managing Partners Dennis Purcell, Steve Elms and Andrew Schiff, M.D. and newly promoted Partners Dov Goldstein, M.D., Anthony Sun, M.D. and Brett Zbar, M.D. Additionally, Josh Bilenker, M.D. has been promoted to Principal.

About Aisling Capital

Aisling Capital is a dedicated life sciences private equity firm with over US$1.6 billion under management. Headquartered in New York, Aisling Capital invests in both private and public companies utilizing a wide variety of investment structures. The Aisling Capital team's combination of clinical, operational and financial experience allows the firm to identify, execute and realize investments across the life sciences industry.

Web site: http://www.aislingcapital.com


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