Funding MedTech

Ajax Health raises $85m for medtech investment

Ajax Health, the company formed in 2017 by a pair of private equity giants to manage their medical device investments, said today that it has raised more than $85 million to help fund operations and expansions of select medical device companies.

The round was led by HealthQuest Capital and joined by Aisling Capital and Polaris Partners, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said.

“Ajax Health approaches medical device innovation in a novel way, applying best-in-class strategies to pinpoint technologies with the greatest opportunity to take off, then rapidly developing them into a fully integrated business. Ajax Health’s proven executive team, led by Duke Rohlen, Doug Koo and Aftab Kherani, has shown an exceptional ability to develop medical technologies successfully and cost efficiently,” HealthQuest founder & managing partner Dr. Garheng Kong said in a prepared statement.

Ajax Health said that it will seek to invest in companies with disruptive medtech devices with its newly raised funds, focusing on businesses with a potential for high-exit demand where returns could be realized within 48 months.

“I am extremely grateful to our partners HealthQuest, Aisling and Polaris for backing Ajax II. These firms have been exceptional partners for a long time and I look forward to working with them again,” Ajax Health chair & CEO Duke Rohlen said in a press release.

In May 2017 KKR and Aisling Capital joined to launch Ajax, tapping Spirox chairman & CEO Rohlen to lead it. Rohlen is the former president of FoxHollow Technologies and the founder & former chief executive of CV Ingenuity.

Last July, Ajax said that it raised a Series B round of $120 million.


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