Chris Velis to lead workshop on June 27

One Med Forum NY 2013Cambridge, MA, June 17, 2013 -- MedCap Advisors, LLC, a mergers & acquisition firm specializing in medical technology, today announced that CEO & Chairman Chris Velis will lead a workshop on M&A negotiations at the 4th Annual OneMedForum NY on June 27.

Mr. Velis’ workshop will focus on current market conditions for medtech financing, M&A, and the complexities involved in constructing the right deal with the right partner.

“As it becomes increasingly difficult to raise significant funding to advance therapeutics, strategic partnerships are the primary strategy for gaining liquidity in the medtech arena,” said Velis.  “In a moribund (economically challenged) sector, however, companies on both sides of the table must tread lightly to avoid terms that promise long-term benefits but bring short-term failures.”

Chris Velis has spent more than 20 years as an investment banker, consultant, and venture investor in medical technology. With such deep roots in the global medtech industry, he provides clients with a unique level of access to strategic buyers and capital sources, shepherding deals to successful conclusions. Having represented more than 150 medical device mergers and venture investments, he has brokered a wide array of transactions including licensing agreements, joint venture partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and exit strategies. Prior to founding MedCap Advisors, Velis was a partner, board member and managing director in charge of investment banking at Healthpoint Capital. He was previously head of medical technology investment banking at Brown Brothers Harriman, a partner at Mirus Capital Advisors, and began his career in corporate finance at Merrill Lynch.

OneMedForum’s complete programs will run from June 26-27.  The event will focus on new financing strategies made possible by the JOBS Act, with a showcase of investment opportunities in fast growing private (pre-IPO) companies and microcap public companies.  Attendees will include institutional investors, high net worth individual investors, family offices, and business development executives throughout the US and Europe.

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About MedCap Advisors, LLC

MedCap Advisors, LLC provides sophisticated strategic business and M&A consulting services exclusively to the medical technology and healthcare sectors.  With more than 20 years of expertise in emerging medical devices, biotechnologies, and biologics, the firm's advisers are authorities in the full spectrum of strategic, scientific, and financial strategies that drive the medical marketplace.  For more information, please visit

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