Finance Watch: Arteaus Comes Full Circle As Investors Monetize Emgality Royalties
Arteaus sells royalty stream from Lilly's Emgality giving investors a $260m payday. Also, Pfizer spin-out SpringWorks nabs another $125m, Arch Oncology and Prevail Therapeutics close $50m Series B rounds, and Karuna's recent financing grows to $80m.
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Private Company Edition: Venture capital financings didn’t take a break during Thanksgiving week. In addition to the $800m Resilience raised to fund manufacturing services, SomaLogic closed a $121m series A round to fund its proteomic tools for drug discovery and diagnostics development.
VC deals totaled $8.3bn in the first half of 2019, but the year's total rose to just $11.5bn at the end of September, reflecting only a $3.2bn third quarter gain. Among recent financings, Cygnal emerged from stealth mode with $65m invested to date.
Private Company Edition: Deerfield is funding a new life science campus. Also, BioFractura gets up to $67.4m in BARDA contract in recent grant and government deal surge, Mission Bay raises a $60m fund and Amphivena closes a $62m VC round.