Finance Watch: Q1 Biopharma Venture Capital Dips From All-Time High, But Numbers Still Impress
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.
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Licensing deals and partnerships carried the day during another hectic J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Pfizer racked up its third deal of the week in a cancer collaboration with Dren Bio.
Private Company Edition: The astonishing pace of venture capital investment in drug development continues with another $1.5bn in financings of $100m or more, including $152m for Pyxis and $126m for Omega. New VC funds also continue to launch, including RiverVest’s fifth fund, totaling $275m.
Private Company Edition: VC deals fell short of the record-breaking level seen in 2018 and financings may slow a bit more in 2020. Also, UPMC and Frazier close new VC funds, and Emendo raises $61m for gene-editing platform.