Finance Watch: Former Juno Execs Launch Sana With Allogeneic Cell Therapy Platform
Private Company Edition: Former Juno execs launch allogeneic cell therapy venture Sana, Atlas raises a $250m fund, and the Rakuten Aspyrian, Apollomics and Antengene VC deals exceed the $100m mark.
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IPO Edition: Sana leads the group with a $587.5m initial public offering, while Immunocore and Bolt follow with $200m-plus IPOs. The 10 newly public companies generated a 43.3% average return on 8 Feb.
Private Company Edition: The flood of venture capital into health care and life science firms continues with Perceptive closing a $1.1bn credit fund and Sanofi investing $50m in Jeito Capital. Also, Ambrx closed a $200m crossover round as biopharma remains on track for a record funding year.
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