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April 122023

Craig J. Christianson Joins Water Street

Chicago – Water Street Healthcare Partners announced today that Craig J. Christianson has joined the firm as an executive advisor. He will work with Water Street’s team of health care executives and investment professionals to identify and pursue growth opportunities in life sciences businesses. 

Mr. Christianson most recently spearheaded commercial operations for global biotechnology company Promega Corporation. He also served as a board member of its medical affiliates, including Terso Solutions, Usona Institute and Biopharmaceutical Technology Institute. He previously led commercialization initiatives for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patenting and licensing management organization supporting scientific research for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Christianson began his career at IBM, where he served in sales and management positions during his 14 years with the global corporation.

“I have worked with many investment firms over the course of my career and Water Street stands out for its approach to partnering with founders and executives to advance their goals for growth. I’m excited to work together on new opportunities to invest in and build businesses that can make a positive impact in the life sciences industry.”

Water Street is actively pursuing opportunities to grow companies in three key health care sectors: health care services, medical products and diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals and life sciences. The health care firm’s target investments range in size from $50 million to $500 million in value.

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