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Stephanie Léouzon

Stephanie Léouzon

Partner and Head of Torreya Europe

London Office  |  stephanie.leouzon@torreya.com   |   +44 (0) 207 451 4551

Stephanie Léouzon is Partner and Head of Torreya Europe. She has worked on over 100 strategic and financing transactions in the biopharmaceutical industry, with an aggregate value of over $75 billion.

Stephanie joined Torreya in 2011. Previously, she was a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse in London. She has also worked at Salomon Brothers, as a Director of Healthcare Investment Banking, and as a Vice President in the Investment Banking divisions of JP Morgan, and Lehman Brothers in New York.

Highlights of Stephanie’s strategic advisory experience include the $34.6 billion Astra and Zeneca merger, the $6.8 billion Pharmacia & Upjohn merger, Hoechst’s $7 billion acquisition of Marion Merrell Dow; the creation of Syngenta through the merger of the agricultural businesses of AstraZeneca and Novartis; and the $3.1 billion Warner Chilcott LBO.

She has also led financings across several life sciences sectors, focusing on biotechnology and specialty pharma. She has worked on more than 15 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) including Movetis, Warner Chilcott, Syngenta, GPC Biotech, Ark Therapeutics, Walsh International, IDEXX Labs, Viropharma, Pharmaceutical Marketing Services Inc., and Geron Corp. She has led Secondaries, Convertibles, Private Placements for, among many others, National Health Laboratories, Marion Merrell Dow, Oxford Glycosciences, BTG Therapeutics, Gilead Sciences, Skye Pharma, Centocor, Ark Therapeutics, American Medical Response, Pharmaceutical Marketing Services, Virco Holdings, and NaPro Biotherapeutics. A notable debt financing was the $2.4 billion bank and high yield financings for the LBO of Warner Chilcott.

Stephanie earned a B.A. cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

She currently serves on the executive committee of Women Innovating Together in Healthcare, and also chairs the committee for the Christmas Carol Concert at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Selected Transactions

Midatech Pharma PLC
Sale of Midatech Pharma US Inc. to Kanwa Holdings LP, an affiliate of Barings LLC
None
Up to $19 million
November 2018
Lysogene
Licensing of ex European rights for LYS-SAF302 to
Sarepta Therapeutics
$15 million upfrontwith up to $110m in additional payments plus royalties
October 2018
Shield Therapeutics
Licensing Agreement for Feraccru® in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with
Norgine
£11 million upfront(plus up to £54.5m in milestones and 25-40% royalties)
September 2018
Atopix
Company sale to
Chiesi
> €75 million
November 2016
DBV Technologies
License of
milk allergy product to
Nestle
€100 million
May 2016
Midatech Pharma
Acquisition of
Dara Biosciences
Up to $30 million
December 2015
Ipsen
Acquisition of
OctreoPharm Sciences
Up to €50 million
May 2015
Probiodrug
Financial advisor
on IPO
Undisclosed
$30 million
October 2014
DBV Technologies
Global offering advisory
Undisclosed
$133 million
October 2014
DBV Technologies
Financial advisor in
private placement
Undisclosed
€29.9 million
November 2013
Inviragen
Sale of
vaccine company to
Takeda
$250 million with
$35 million upfront
May 2013
SpePharm
Collaboration with
Norgine
Undisclosed
December 2012