Finance Watch: SpringWorks, Satsuma Launch IPOs; BioNTech Filing Shows US-China Trade War Impact
BioNTech has plenty of cash and is gearing up for an IPO, but money from a Hong Kong investor is in limbo. Plus, Satsuma and SpringWorks bring US IPO total to 34 this year, Fate's FOPO raises $150.5m and Pharvaris brings in $66m.
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Public Company Edition: IGM raised $175m to advance its IgM antibodies and Henlius brought in $410m for its novel drug and biosimilar platforms. Also, Acadia follow-on brings in $250m, PTC sells $350m worth of stock and debt, and Karyopharm royalty deal totals $150m.
Facing looming expiries for its top product, Japan’s Sumitomo Dainippon is planning to acquire multiple "vant" companies and their portfolios of clinical stage assets from Roivant, in a move to address mid-term challenges to revenues and following recent late-stage development failures.