ABOUT

Whale Bay & Co

ABOUT

Whale Bay & Co

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Whale Bay & Co is a boutique advisory firm fully focused on the life science industry.

At Whale Bay & Co, we provide life science companies with the practical business and financing solutions required for further growth.

Whale Bay & Co was founded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and currently also has presence in Boston, US and Basel, Switzerland.

We combine a boutique company’s practical and flexible approach with the quality and in-depth knowledge and network from a corporate to provide clients with reliable, relevant and practical solutions. By being at the heart of the life science industry in Europe we are the frontrunners in identifying new innovations and attractive investment and financing opportunities for clients.

Our successes are achieved with a young yet experienced team, which is supported by a global network of life science industry and financing specialist. We have a proactive attitude, that we combine with our core values of integrity, trust, and fun.

We are proud of the proven track record and high level of satisfaction among our clients. Our business solutions have helped various global clients active in the Pharma, Regenerative Medicine, Diagnostics and Biotechnology space.

For more information on our solutions, please contact us at info@whalebayco.com

Inspiration of Whale Bay & Co

Ronald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer and the first to reach the South Pole. The expedition arrived at a large inlet called the Bay of Whales, on 14 January 1911. According to logbooks of other ships passing Antartica the icesheets in the Bay of Whales were strong enough to land on and gave Amundsen a head start. Amundsen estabilished his base camp there, calling it Framheim.

Testimonial by Roald Amundsen
“I may say this is the greatest factor – the way in which the expedition is equipped – the way in which every difficulty is foreseen, and precautions taken for meeting or avoiding it. Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.”
Roald Amundsen
First person to reach the South pole (1911)

At Whale Bay & Co we adhere to the philosophy of Roald Amundsen and focus on equipping Life Sciences company with all the solutions needed to be able to forsee difficulties and take precautions for meeting or avoiding them.

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Inspiration of Whale Bay & Co

Ronald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer and the first to reach the South Pole. The expedition arrived at a large inlet called the Bay of Whales, on 14 January 1911. According to logbooks of other ships passing Antartica the icesheets in the Bay of Whales were strong enough to land on and gave Amundsen a head start. Amundsen estabilished his base camp there, calling it Framheim.

Testimonial by Roald Amundsen
“I may say this is the greatest factor – the way in which the expedition is equipped – the way in which every difficulty is foreseen, and precautions taken for meeting or avoiding it. Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.”
Roald Amundsen
First person to reach the South pole (1911)

At Whale Bay & Co we adhere to the philosophy of Roald Amundsen and focus on equipping Life Sciences company with all the solutions needed to be able to forsee difficulties and take precautions for meeting or avoiding them.

Founding Partners

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Jasper Evers
Co-founder & Partner
In his role, Jasper focuses on the development and business strategy of portfolio companies and is actively identifying and evaluating new investments.

He likes to take a hands-on pragmatic approach whilst keeping a sharp eye for the ultimate strategic goals. In his work, he likes to take an easy going empathic yet sharp professional approach whereby he likes to have fun.

Prior to founding Whale Bay Capital and Whale Bay & Co, Jasper worked for Arthur Andersen and later Deloitte. During his 15 year of career, he served multi-nationals and private equity firms. Later, Jasper took responsibility for the life sciences industry practice of Deloitte, in the Netherlands. In this role, he built a dedicated team, which focused on assisting emerging technology companies grow through provision of strategic advice, raising financing and commercialization of the developed products.

In his spare time Jasper likes outdoor activities such as sailing, windsurfing and hiking.

Team member
Cees de Wit
Co-founder & Partner
In his role, Cees focuses on innovation, strategy & financing and execution. Working hands on to add value to both clients and portfolio companies. In addition, Cees is responsible for the development and application of Whale Bay`s proprietary partnering & investment analytics.
Prior to founding Whale Bay Capital and Whale Bay & Co, Cees worked as a lawyer for Simmons & Simmons and Deloitte. During his career, he gained extensive experience in the fields of (inter)national structuring, financing, intellectual property, business strategy and M&A matters, working for listed & family owned life science companies.
In his spare time Cees enjoys outdoor sports and traveling.

Founding Partners

Team member
Jasper Evers
Co-founder & Partner
Jasper is one of two co-founders and managing partners of the Whale Bay Group. The Whale Bay Group is an advisory firm solely focused on the Life Sciences Industry with offices in Rotterdam, Basel and Boston.

During his career that spans almost 2 decades, Jasper has been strategically advising clients in the life sciences industry comprising of multi-nationals, SME’s and private equity firms. During his tenure structured and negotiated numerous acquisitions, licensing and financing deals around the globe totaling more than $3.5Bio.

Prior to founding the Whale Bay Group, Jasper was an associate partner at Deloitte, where he co-headed the life sciences practice in the Netherlands.

Jasper is a regular speaker on at both national and local forums on IP valuations, valorization, licensing and financing.

Jasper holds a Master in Finance and Tax Law from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.

Cees de Wit
Co-founder & Partner
Cees is one of two co-founders and managing partners of the Whale Bay Group. The Whale Bay Group is an advisory firm solely focused on the Life Sciences Industry with offices in Rotterdam, Basel and Boston.

During his 15 year career Cees has always worked at the intersection of life science IP, finance, legal and strategy. His strength lies in his eye for detail whilst generating results serving the bigger picture.

Cees has structured and negotiated multiple financings, both debt and equity, with ticket sizes ranging from $300,000 to $50 Million.

In addition Cees has been involved in numerous M&A transactions with a total deal value north $2.5billion.
In his current role Cees represents clients across the board of the life sciences landscape including biotech, medtech and digital healthcare companies, listed biotech and pharma companies, as well as investors.

Prior to co-founding the Whale Bay Group, Cees worked as a corporate lawyer for Simmons & Simmons and Deloitte, where he focused on the Life Sciences Industry.

Cees holds a Master in Corporate and Tax Law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and is outdoor activity enthusiast.

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