Finance Watch: Q1 Numbers Suggest A Brisk VC Deal Pace For Cell And Gene Therapies In 2019
An Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) report shows big Q1 numbers for venture capital and partnership deals. Also, mid-May VC deals surge globally across therapeutic areas, Biogen pushes back against a bargain-hunting investor and recent public company financings.
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Public Company Edition: At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and Biotech Showcase it was noted that the US IPO market is likely to be less active in the second half of the year as election risk chills investment. Also, Apellis leads recent follow-on offerings.
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.
Private Company Edition: ARM's Q2 report shows a 38% decline in financings, but venture capital and upfront fees from deals were robust. Also, Servier raises $405m in the US, Frequency closes a $62m series C and VenatoRx accesses US government cash.