Venture Funding Deals: New Cash For Delinia, Peloton, Fortis & Others
Moderna and Intarcia lead recent fundraisings; big pharma backing includes Novartis leading Series A for Inflazome and Pfizer for diabetes play Antolrx. 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 August through September 2016.
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Private Company Edition: Biotech companies raised $3.9bn, down from $4.6bn in the first quarter of 2019 – a record-breaking year in the US – but dollars per deal stayed above $20m for a second year. Also, Fusion has April's second $100m-plus VC financing with a $105m Series B.
Private Company Edition: Morphic raises $80m to take its first two integrin inhibitors into the clinic for fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease. Also, Hillhouse has a new $10.6bn private equity fund for health care and other investments, and Atreca closes a $125m Series C.
The supply of "permanent" capital and the desire to be involved operationally in new life science companies are some of the aims of Arix Bioscience, a UK company aiming to float on the London Stock Exchange, possibly by the end of this month.