STRATEGIC ADVICE FOR Biopharma Companies.

Welcome to Anthony A. Hörning
Strategic Transactions Advisory AG

services

EYE-TO-EYE CLIENT ADVICE.

My Proposition – ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE VALUE

As a seasoned, top-tier international pharmaceutical company executive, I create sustainable value by advising owners, founders and senior management of small Biopharma companies with particular emphasis on strategic transactions.

 

My Differentiation – BUILDING BRIDGES

  • I have  long-standing experience in advisory, coaching and the implementation of strategic transactions.
  • I build bridges among stakeholders in licensing, acquisitions and divestitures, and capital markets transactions.
  • I apply both deep transactions know-how (including complex alliance negotiations, and collaborations management) and connection-building coaching and people skills.

 

My Offer – PROVIDING IN-DEPTH ADVICE

  • Informing clients about market dynamics, participants and processes.
  • Ensure clients fully understand their own needs before engaging into a transaction.
  • Analysis, decision and action, focussing on communications, negotiation and alliance management.
  • Advisory Board, Board of Directors, Consulting engagements.

 

My Portfolio – MULTIFACETED STRATEGIC TRANSACTIONS

  • Licensing agreements.
  • Collaboration/co-developments.
  • Acquisitions and divestments of business lines or products.
  • Raising debt and equity capital.

 

Competencies

STRATEGIC VISION AND SUSTAINABLE IMPLEMENTATION.

My Competency – SUSTAINABLE IMPLEMENTATION

  • Independent strategic counsel with the company’s long-term interests in focus.
  • Extra diligence and time to carefully analyze the situation and preserve value.
  • Develop measures to ensure collaborations continue performing.
  • Leverage my know-how flexibly on retainer or project basis.
  • Leverage my experience as head of alliance management of a major company.
  • My focus is beyond “doing the deal“; the real value lies in the implementation.
  • Cultural scope that includes fluent use of six major languages, to connect stakeholders.

 

my Customers – INTERNATIONAL BIOPHARMA COMPANIES

  • Small biotech and pharma companies
  • University or company spin-offs and spin-outs
  • Start-ups
  • Emerging venture-backed companies
  • Special purpose subsidiaries (SPVs)
  • Markets: Europe incl. Switzerland, US, Brazil, Japan
  • Research, development or commercial stage companies

 

my Business Model – ENDURING RELATIONSHIPS

To build an enduring relationship with my customers, a made-to-measure model in consideration of your situational needs will be negotiated based on an internationally competitive daily rate.

 

Biography

COACH & BRIDGE BUILDER WITH CULTURAL

AND LANGUAGE VERSATILITY.

 

Biography and Experience – Summary

As a leading member of Novartis Pharma’s Business Development & Licensing function, I headed a team that was in charge of the preparation, launch and ongoing implementation, as well as of all renegotiations, of the company’s global alliances; my experience in creating value with these alliances lead to appointments as a speaker at international Licensing and Alliance Management conferences, requests for articles in leading journals and as a member of the board of the “Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals" (ASAP).

 

Under my leadership, Novartis created a widely recognized alliance skills training program, the “Forum for Alliance Management Excellence (FAME)”. During my tenure, my team created substantial value for Novartis from license amendments and renegotiations and numerous product disposals. As CFO of Novartis Biosciências in Sao Paulo, I oversaw the company’s foreign exchange hedging and risk management program and was responsible for two major real estate divestments.

 

Upon my entry at the former Sandoz, I created its first professionalized Investor Relations program and was responsible for large debt and equity capital market transactions as well as spin-offs and acquisitions. A member of the core group preparing the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy, I learned first hand the impact of strategic transactions.

 

I gained training and experience in the international capital markets as a Vice-President with JPMorgan (in Zurich and New York), advising on and executing foreign exchange, options as well as debt and equity transactions for international corporate clients. I gained strategic–level leadership experience by serving, for many years, on the boards of a retail pharmacy and an international boarding school in Switzerland.

 

In 1983, I graduated with a masters degree in Business and Economics from the University of Zurich.

 

Believing in giving back some of what I was lucky enough to be given, I am also the founder and member of the donations board of a family charitable foundation. I am married and have three grown children; in my free time, I play Golf and the piano.

 

my brand values

  • My Impulse - your momentum – foresight, diligence, motivation.
  • Bridge building – eye-to-eye coaching, cultural insights, six major languages.
  • Continuity – strategy, risk management, preserving value.

LINKS, PUBLIcATIONs

connected, involved and committed

useful LINKS

 

Below, you will find links to organisations with which I work regularly, and which provide very useful information about collaborations, alliances and implementation of strategic transactions. 

 

 

PUBLIcations

Attached, you can find documents which I edited or to which I have contributed.

 

Contact

 

Let’s talk – no obligations

Drop me an e-mail, or phone me to clarify whether I can be of help; a short diagnostic of your needs

will allow me to make you a quote without obliging you in any way.


Anthony A. Hörning | Owner
Im Zehntenfrei 15 | 4102 Binningen | Switzerland
Telephone + 41 (0)79 905 49 65
anthony.hoerning@strategictransactionsadvisory.com
www.strategictransactionsadvisory.com