Abingworth has announced the appointment of Bali Muralidhar as a partner, who will be based in the London office.

He has 15 years professional experience in healthcare across a range of functions including venture investing, R&D, clinical practice and teaching, which he will bring to the teams in London, Boston and Menlo Park, in order to source and evaluate new investment opportunities and support existing venture investments through to exit.

Prior to joining Abingworth, Bali was a senior partner at MVM Partners LLP in London where he completed investments in and served on the boards of several companies, both public and private. In 2018, he was named among Financial News’ Rising Stars in Private Equity, which celebrated 25 men and women under the age of 40 standing out in the European private equity industry.

Tim Haines, managing partner, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Bali to the Abingworth team. He is an astute and talented investor, with whom we have worked very successfully on a number of co-investments. He will make an immediate impact and continue the significant momentum in identifying exciting new investment opportunities and generating returns across our European and US markets.”