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Current Partnering delivers best practice to dealmakers

Posted on 01 September 2007


York, UK - September 1, 2007 - Wildwood Ventures Ltd today announced the launch of Current Partnering, a best practice for dealmakers website and publishing company.

Current Partnering brings together a plethora of disparate information on partnering best practice - from niche intelligence reports, specialist books, best practise articles, through to community tools including event diary, glossary of partnering terms, career resources, and the latest news and trends from across the web. The website also includes an invaluable resource center, providing access to numerous tools and services available to the dealmaker.

In addition, Current Partnering is a publisher of best practice reports, partnering directories, and contract document sets.

"We are very excited at the launch of Current Partnering" said Steve Poile, CEO of Wildwood Ventures. "It is our intention to provide dealmakers in the healthcare sector with a unique resource that brings together the latest trends, best practises and expertise in dealmaking. Where the knowledge base is limited, we will create publications to fill the gap. For example, our initial reports provide in-depth insight into the partnering activity and interests of the top 50 biopharma companies. Included in the reports is detailed information of partnering activity, partnering interests, access to actual contracts between bigpharma and its partners, plus contact information for business developers."

Access to Current Partnering is free of charge. Business developers and service providers are invited to contribute content and resources to the site. In addition, companies wishing to be associated with the best practice principle of Current Partnering can sponsor the website.

About Current Partnering -

Current Partnering is an online provider of best practice, business information and intelligence for dealmakers.

Current Partnering offers the following services to the business development community:


Current Partnering is a publisher in its own right. We publish a series of reports each year, providing access to critical decision making and best practice intelligence from leaders in the partnering field.

Best practice – reports providing insight into best practice and trends in partnering

Directories – detailed analysis of partnering interests and activity of companies worldwide

Contracts – obtain an insight and understanding of the terms acceptable to a potential partner

Best practice articles

The core of the service is to provide access to latest best practice, business intelligence and information for dealmakers. We search out the latest information so you don’t have to and place it in one location, saving you precious time and resources.


Current Partnering provides you with access to the latest and best publications from leading publishers, ensuring you have direct access to the best information and intelligence available.

Reports – the latest reports from leading publishers worldwide, all available to purchase online

Books – the latest books on licensing, M&A and business development best practice, available to purchase, or to borrow if out of print

Contracts – comprehensive databank of actual contracts between deal partners – essential intelligence on actual deal terms

Community tools

Events – a comprehensive listing of forthcoming partnering events, conferences and training courses for business development executives

Careers – resources for people on the move

Resources – our links to other online information sources on all matters relating to partnering

Glossary – need to know what a partnering terms means? Find it in our comprehensive glossary of partnering terms, together with real examples from contract documents

In the news – our CurrentPartnering discussion will keep you posted on the latest news, articles and reports as well issues and trends in business development

Current Partnering was established in 2007 to offer an objective and informal business tool for business development executives, providing an opportunity for the dissemination of the latest trends in partnering activity within the biopharma sector. In addition, Current Partnering will seek to share best practice with other industry sectors.

Current Partnering is a registered company in the UK - number: 5722617. Registered Office: Allanmere House, 6 Hobgate, York, YO24 4HF, United Kingdom.

For further details, visit:, or contact Steve Poile +44 1904 799893

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