Serge Langford joins Multiple Capital inc. - The venture Capital firm names Serge Langford Managing Partner, Life Sciences

    MONTREAL, April 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Multiple Capital, a leading Canadian
Venture Capital Firm announced today the appointment of Serge Langford to the
role of Managing Partner responsible of Life Science portfolio.
    "Mr. Langford brings to our seasoned management team a broad business
experience of the Venture Capital in Life Science" said Hubert Manseau,
General Partner at Multiple Capital. "Serge has 15 years of experience in
Venture Capital, has realized numerous Life Science transactions
(investments/divestments) and managed several key investments in Biotech
companies over the years. His arrival at Multiple testifies of our intention
to work in an active way with our portfolio companies to help them achieve
    Before joining Multiple Capital, Serge Langford had been working since
2002 as an Investment Manager for Desjardins Venture capital in their Life
Science portfolio. He also spent more than 10 years at the Solidarity Fund
where he worked as a Venture Capital Investor, including 8 years in the Life
Science market. Before becoming a Venture Capitalist, he worked at Merck
Frosst in their marketing team. Serge has a broad corporate governance
expertise and has been on the board of several Life Science companies since he
started his career. He holds a Master Degree in Management and a Bachelor
degree in Business both from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal.

    About Multiple Capital

    Multiple Capital mission is to harvest and maximize the value of Lothian
Partners 27 (sarl) Sicar portfolio (before Innovatech du Grand Montréal)
acquired by Coller Capital on March 18th 2005. This portfolio includes
participations in 60 leading high-technology companies in area like Advance
Technology, Telecommunication, Information Technology and Life Science. The
team at Multiple Capital supports their portfolio companies by working closely
with its management and partners to ensure their growth and to maximize return
on investment. In the future, Multiple Capital intends to use all its
knowledge and expertise of the private Venture Capital business to raise
additional funds or to take on additional mandates to manage Venture Capital
Portfolio in Canada. (

    About Coller Capital

    Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is the leading global investor in
private equity secondaries - the purchase of original investors' stakes in
private equity funds (venture capital, buyout and mezzanine) or the
acquisition of portfolios of companies from corporate owners/backers. The firm
has approximately $8 billion under management.
    Coller Capital's fourth fund closed in 2002. With commitments of
$2.6 billion from 160 international institutional investors, it was the
largest secondaries fund in the world. This fourth fund is now fully invested.
The firm's fifth fund, which will close soon, will have investor commitments
of between $4 billion and $5 billion.
    Coller Capital has positions in more than 230 private equity funds and
stakes in over 2300 private companies worldwide, investing from $10 million to
$1 billion plus in individual transactions.

For further information:

For further information: Claude Vachet, (514) 461-9900, ext. 204;
Source: Hubert Manseau, (514) 461-9900,

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