Finance Watch: Gene Therapy, Targeted Oncology Driving IPOs Despite Biopharma Stock Shakiness
Public Company Edition: Jefferies report notes robust IPO market, but SVB Leerink predicts a financing slowdown. Also, Mirati raises cash for KRAS programs after Amgen's ASCO data and a strategic shift results in job cuts at ImmunoGen.
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Relay raises $400m to kick off July’s second big week of US initial public offerings. Also, Ocumension and Immunotech launch Hong Kong IPOs, Amgen invests $421m in BeiGene’s $2.08bn offering, Cytokinetics gets up to $400m in deal and investment funding, and Imvax closes $111m series C round.
The cancer drug developer raised $55m. Also, Lyra raised $56m in the last of four biopharma IPOs in April, Biogen sold $3bn worth of debt, Oberland raised a $1.05bn fund and Praxis launched with more than $100m.
Novartis has taken an option on novel inhibitors of the KRAS cell signaling pathway while it funds the drug discovery research at the Cancer Research UK’s Beatson Institute.