CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - Prolacta Bioscience®, the nation's leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products, today announced the closing of a $35 million mezzanine round of financing. The transaction was led by Essex Woodlands and included participation from Aisling Capital, with existing shareholder Health Evolution Partners. As part of the transaction, Martin Sutter, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Essex Woodlands, will join Prolacta's Board of Directors.
"Prolacta is an extraordinary company, and I'm delighted to be involved with their innovation and commitment to giving premature infants the very best opportunity to survive and thrive," said Sutter. "The entire team at Essex Woodlands is excited by the role our Fund played in anchoring the mezzanine placement. Prolacta is a robust opportunity where the commercial franchise, while already substantially profitable, is in the early stages of its growth trajectory, and the biologics program offers a true opportunity to Advance the Science of Human Milk®."