Venture Funding Deals, August 2016
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa's premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Venture Funding Deals column provides a comprehensive monthly review of emerging biopharmaceutical companies that have received venture funding. This month’s column covers deals announced June through July 2016.
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Cleave Biosciences leads off a recent slate of venture capital financings with $37m to fund ongoing Phase I programs for the lead drug from its protein homeostasis-focused platform.
Biogen and Denali entered into a potential $2.15bn alliance for Denali’s DNL151 for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Siemens Healthineers announced plans to acquire Varian Medical for $16.4bn. Financing reached $7.9bn in biopharma, $501m in device, and $639m in diagnostics.
Daiichi Sankyo partnered its Phase I DS-1062 for non-small cell lung cancer and triple negative breast cancer with AstraZeneca in a deal that could be worth up to $6bn. Medtronic entered into an agreement to acquire Medicrea in an all-cash tender offer for total consideration of approximately $228m (including approximately $57M of net cash and liabilities). Financing reached $11.7bn in biopharma, $1.4bn in device, and $597m in diagnostics.