Finance Watch: Cell And Gene Therapy Fundraising Down Overall In Q2, But VC Deals Still Soared
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.
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Blackstone raised $3.44bn of a $4.58bn life science fund, while HealthCare Royalty Partners raised $1.8bn and MVM closed a $325m fund. Also, 20 private drug developers raised $20m or more, but three public biopharma firms unveiled restructuring plans.
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