Venture Funding Deals: Sumitomo Alliance With Roivant Takes Shape
Broad Alliance Includes $550m In Loans To 'Vants'
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Venture Funding Deals column provides a comprehensive monthly review of emerging biopharmaceutical companies that have received venture funding. This month’s column covers deals announced October to November.
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Private Company Edition: Clover’s $230m financing was the largest of recent mega-rounds. Century Therapeutics ($160m), Vividion ($135m) and eGenesis ($125m) also raised big rounds and investors Foresite Capital ($969m), Sofinnova Partners ($540m) and OMX Ventures ($150m) raised new VC funds.
A $70m fund will back prior investments, while a $430m fund will launch new biotech firms. Harper and Seidenberg tapped into their Amgen connections for the CEO who helms new company Acelyrin.
A review of biopharma start-up dealmaking and financing activity from October through December 2019, based on data from Strategic Transactions, showed a large rise in fundraising transactions from Q3 to Q4 of last year.