Finance Watch: Six More IPO Filings As Three More Biopharmas Go Public In The US
Public Company Edition: Kiniksa, Scholar Rock and Iterum launch the most recent US IPOs and at least five more drug developers join the queue. Also, Polyphor go public in Switzerland, Valeant and Ligand sell notes, and MyoKardia led recent follow-on offerings.
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Public Company Edition: Turning Point's offering priced at $18 and its stock closed at $28.90. Also, Achaogen's bankruptcy reflects difficult antibacterial market, Ophthotech's name change follows strategy shift, and Gilead lays off 150 sales reps. Plus, cell and gene therapy FOPOs flourish.
Public Company Edition: Grossing $276m, Gossamer would have been the third-largest biopharma IPO in the US if it had launched last year. Also, recent public company financings include debt and follow-on offerings; and two more firms cut jobs – Capricor and Seres.
Returns for the 36 biopharma firms that went public in the first half of 2018 – including 14 in June alone – averaged 20.9%, stabilizing after a dip earlier in the year. But while drug developer returns have been on a rollercoaster ride, they're doing better than broader stock indices.