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Investments

27

Portfolio Exits

16

Funds

1

About Visium Asset Management

Visium Asset Management is a hedge fund manager that was formed in August 2005 by Chief Investment Officer Jacob Gottlieb. It manages multiple hedge funds including long/short equity, credit, and multi-strategy funds.

Visium Asset Management Headquarter Location

950 Third Avenue 29th Floor

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

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Defunct Hedge Fund Ends Two-Year Negotiation With Feds, Allowed To Go Out Of Business

May 9, 2018

(Getty Images) A few years back, a not-so-little hedge fund called Visium Asset Management made what proved to be a rather large a mistake. It told trader Jason Thorell that it thought he was getting paid exactly what he was worth, his own contrary opinions on the matter notwithstanding. This was not a smart thing to do to a man whose job was soliciting overly generous valuations from overly solicitous prime brokers , and who might just decide that the best way to get paid was to turn over 200 hours of conversations about the above practices with co-workers to the authorities . Because once the authorities start looking into a little mismarking among friends, they tend to think, “ While we’re here, let’s take a look around ,” and then find that there might have been a little bit of inside dirt circulating , which is music to the ears of the U.S. Attorney in your jurisdiction, which because you’re a hedge fund is Manhattan, whose U.S. Attorney just happens to be on a crusade to save his legacy by proving that insider trading still exists , and thinks your firm might be the perfect object lesson thereof . Next thing you know Visium Asset Management is out of the business of managing hedge funds —but it is not out of business, full stop. Because after the aforementioned nightmare comes to an end, you get to spend two years negotiating with the SEC about how much a defunct hedge fund should have to pay for all of the above . Only then can you finally, mercifully and actually go out of business. On Tuesday, Visium agreed to settle a range of SEC charges and forfeit $4.7 million in illegal trading profits and pay more than $5.4 million in fines and interest. The company didn’t admit or deny the allegations by the SEC…. The commission also found that Visium Chief Financial Officer Steven Ku didn’t properly supervise two hedge-fund employees who were involved with the illicit trades. Oh, wait: One last thing: The SEC said Visium agreed to settle charges that its employees inflated the value of its holdings to generate inflated fees.

Visium Asset Management Investments

27 Investments

Visium Asset Management has made 27 investments. Their latest investment was in SomaLogic as part of their Debt on March 3, 2016.

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Visium Asset Management Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/1/2016

Debt

SomaLogic

$60.5M

Yes

3

8/11/2008

PIPE - IV

VIVUS

$65M

Yes

10/19/2007

PIPE

Optimer Pharmaceuticals

$35.88M

Yes

6/21/2007

PIPE - III

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$99M

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0

3/20/2007

Private Equity - II

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$99M

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0

Date

3/1/2016

8/11/2008

10/19/2007

6/21/2007

3/20/2007

Round

Debt

PIPE - IV

PIPE

PIPE - III

Private Equity - II

Company

SomaLogic

VIVUS

Optimer Pharmaceuticals

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Amount

$60.5M

$65M

$35.88M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

0

0

Visium Asset Management Portfolio Exits

16 Portfolio Exits

Visium Asset Management has 16 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SomaLogic on March 29, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/29/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

3

6/8/2020

Take Private

Undisclosed Investors

1

6/8/2015

Acq - P2P

1

6/23/2014

Acq - P2P

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$99M

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10

5/16/2014

Acq - P2P

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$99M

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10

Date

3/29/2021

6/8/2020

6/8/2015

6/23/2014

5/16/2014

Exit

Acq - Pending

Take Private

Acq - P2P

Acq - P2P

Acq - P2P

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Undisclosed Investors

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Sources

3

1

1

10

10

Visium Asset Management Fund History

1 Fund History

Visium Asset Management has 1 fund, including Visium Healthcare Partners LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

8/21/2015

Visium Healthcare Partners LP

Diversified Private Equity

Withdrawn

$275M

1

Closing Date

8/21/2015

Fund

Visium Healthcare Partners LP

Fund Type

Diversified Private Equity

Status

Withdrawn

Amount

$275M

Sources

1

Visium Asset Management Team

6 Team Members

Visium Asset Management has 6 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Mark Yacos.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Mark Yacos

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Steven Ku

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Mark Gottlieb

Chief Administrative Officer

Current

Jacob Gottlieb

Managing Partner

Current

Jacob Gottlieb

Balyasny Asset Management

Chief Information Officer

Former

Name

Mark Yacos

Steven Ku

Mark Gottlieb

Jacob Gottlieb

Jacob Gottlieb

Work History

Balyasny Asset Management

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

Managing Partner

Chief Information Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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