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Anton Gueth Joins Burrill Merchant Banking

December 06, 2006

San Francisco, CA - December 06, 2006

Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based global leader in life sciences with principal activities in Venture Capital, Merchant Banking and Media, today announced that Anton Gueth has joined the firm as Managing Director, Merchant Banking. Anton will assist clients in structuring, negotiating and closing spin out, M&A, licensing, and other transactions. He will also have a particular focus on structuring and improving corporate alliances between large biopharmaceutical companies and their partners.

Anton began his career at Eli Lilly, where he spent almost 20 years in positions involving business development, finance and general management, including General manager of Africa and the Middle East.. In his last position he was instrumental in creating and managing Lilly’s Office of Alliance Management which managed all of Lilly’s corporate partnerships and involved more than 100 biotech and other partners
Prior to joining Burrill & Company, Anton founded his own consulting firm which specialized in supporting corporate alliances, and Business and Corporate Development for a number of global pharmaceutical and Biotech clients.
He holds a MS in Agricultural Economics, and an MPA from Indiana University in Bloomington.
"Anton Gueth brings significant operating experience and an impressive global network of relationships across the industry that will fuel the growing success of our Merchant Banking team,” said G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Company.

James Watson, Head of Merchant Banking said, “Anton brings invaluable insight into the strategy and operation of alliance management within big pharma. His unique set of experiences will further enhance the blend of capabilities we offer our clients”

About Burrill Merchant Banking
Burrill Merchant Banking assists life science companies to identify, negotiate and close strategic transactions. Service lines include:

  • Merger & Acquisitions across life sciences
  • Strategic Partnering from early-stage research, to product development and commercialization
  • Spin-Outs and Divestitures to create a new company or build value in an established entity
  • Financing Advisory and Private Placement
  • Advisory Services defining the role of transactions in achieving strategic objectives
About Burrill & Company
Founded in 1994, Burrill & Company is a San Francisco-based global leader in life sciences with principal activities in Venture Capital, Merchant Banking and Media. It has over $725 million in venture capital funds under management and has completed numerous merchant banking transactions. The company's 50 person scientific and business team, supported by its nearly 40-person Advisory Boards, the strategic and financial network of its limited partners, and the close relationships developed with numerous life science companies and management, provide Burrill with unparalleled access and insight.

The company’s Media Group publishes an annual book on the "State of the Industry" the 20th Edition is Biotech 2006-Life Sciences: A Changing Prescription. Burrill also publishes a range of biotechnology/life science newsletters and reports and is also the sponsor and facilitator of over a dozen leading industry conferences. Full details may be found at:

Media Contact
For more information please contact James Watson, Managing Director, Head of Merchant Banking at

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