Health Evolution Partners Announces Sale of CambridgeSoft to PerkinElmer, Inc.

Acquisition of Software Innovator by Global Technology Company Adds Value for Life Sciences Industry

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Health Evolution Partners, a manager of healthcare investment funds, announced today that its portfolio company, CambridgeSoft, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by PerkinElmer, Inc (NYSE:PKI).

CambridgeSoft is a leading developer of discovery, collaboration and research management software for the pharmaceutical industry. Health Evolution Partners Growth Fund invested in CambridgeSoft in November 2009. Other investors in CambridgeSoft include Edison Ventures and The Goldman Sachs Group.

Together with the CambridgeSoft leadership team and other investors, Health Evolution Partners worked with company management to develop its product line in the biotechnology sector and to expand its global sales and business development activities. Adam Grossman, Principal in the Health Evolution Partners Growth Fund, serves as CambridgeSoft’s Chairman of the Board.

“We invested in CambridgeSoft because we saw its potential to help pharmaceutical developers improve their pipelines,” said David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, Chairman of Health Evolution Partners. “The combination of PerkinElmer’s global market leadership in human and environmental health technology and CambridgeSoft’s best-in-class information technology is a perfect union for the next generation of pharmaceutical development.”

The sale of CambridgeSoft marks the first portfolio realization for Health Evolution Partners’ $500 million Growth Fund that closed in November 2008.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. advised CambridgeSoft in this transaction and Gunderson Dettmer served as legal counsel to CambridgeSoft.

About Health Evolution Partners

Health Evolution Partners invests in rapidly growing companies that are commercial leaders in the health care industry. We invest in all key areas of the health economy: hospitals, managed care, pharmaceutical developers, device makers and consumer products and services. Health Evolution Partners is guided by a team of exceptional health care investors and operators. We connect our companies to a substantial network of health care innovators, policy makers and thought leaders. We bring both financial resources and mindshare to our companies. Health Evolution Partners forms close working partnerships with outstanding management teams who are building important and valuable enterprises. We align our success with our companies as they grow and prosper. For more information on Health Evolution Partners, visit www.healthevolutionpartners.com.

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Mike Iamele, 508-345-9875
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Contacts

Media Relations for
Health Evolution Partners
Mike Iamele, 508-345-9875
media@healthevolutionpartners.com