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CambridgeSoft Raises $21M, Names New VP

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life science informatics developer CambridgeSoft said today that it has completed a $21 million private equity investment by Goldman Sachs.
 
In connection with the offering, Raheel Zia, a vice president at Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area, will join CambridgeSoft's board of directors.
 
In addition, CambridgeSoft said that it has hired Michael Stapleton as vice president of corporate development, “with responsibilities for supporting the company's merger and acquisitions activities.”
 
Stapleton previously served as chief operating officer at Accelrys, where he was responsible for integrating Molecular Simulations, Synopsys, Oxford Molecular Group, and Genetics Computer Group under the Accelrys umbrella.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

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