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UNE Annual President’s Gala

Ocean health and marine science were major topics at the University of New England’s annual presid...

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USM 2015 Commencement

I was pleased to celebrate college graduation for nearly 1700 students at the University of Southern...

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Mallinckrodt Completes Acquisition Of Ikaria

Mallinckrodt (NYSE:  MNK) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ikaria, Inc. at...



With the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service approaching in 2016, a centennial celebra...


Black Point Group™ is a private investment partnership focused on long term value creation via active involvement in public and private growth companies. The partnership seeks to leverage its operational and investment expertise in life science, technology and other domains, including significant involvement in public service.

David E. Shaw Managing Partner
David Evans Shaw is Managing Partner of Black Point Group, with wide-ranging interests in technology companies and public service. His business creation, leadership, investment and board experience includes IDEXX Laboratories (founder, CEO), Ikaria Pharmaceuticals (founding CEO, chair), Sapphire Energy, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Direct Vet Marketing, Itaconix, Skinetics, Modern Meadow, Cyteir, Cytyc, Magen, Physion, Venrock Associates, New Mounta... read more
Benjamin Shaw Founding Partner
Ben Shaw is a Founding Partner of Black Point Group, and manages a mix of private and public equity investment activities in the healthcare, internet media and technology sectors. Ben is also Founder and CEO of Direct Vet Marketing Inc d/b/a Vets First Choice, a leading provider of ecommerce and marketing solutions for veterinary hospitals and their pet owner clients. Vets First Choice enables home delivery of FDA- and EPA-approved pharmaceutic... read more
Kelly Libby Organizational Manager
Kelly Libby serves as Executive Assistant to David Shaw at Black Point Group and Regulatory and Organizational Affairs Manager for Vets First Choice. Kelly manages and coordinates a complex regulatory strategy for Vets First Choice, including pharmacy accreditation, corporate records and securities. Previously, Kelly was the Sr. Corporate Governance Paralegal at WEX, Inc., a publicly traded company in South Portland, Maine.... read more