Finance Watch: Investors Can't Get Enough Of NASH, Including Start-Ups With Novel Drugs
Terns raised an $80m Series B round for NASH and cancer programs, while 89Bio launched with a $60m Series A to fund drugs for NASH and other liver and metabolic diseases. Also, Stoke leads recent VC deals with $90m Series B.
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In its third venture funding round, Terns adds backing from Deerfield in addition to Lilly’s investment. It licensed three non-alcoholic steatohepatitis candidates from the big pharma in 2018.
Public Company Edition: Phathom went public in the US within proposed pricing terms, but Cabaletta’s IPO went to market below a proposed range, while TFF launched in line with earlier plans. Also, Principia’s FOPO raises $210m and Trillium restructures.
Public Company Edition: IPO performance has been mixed in 2019, but May has been the busiest month this year. Also, Insmed leads recent follow-on offerings and Dynavax restructures.