Deal Watch: Chinook To Go Public Via Reverse Merger With Troubled Aduro
Focused on precision medicine for renal disease, Chinook gets Aduro’s Nasdaq listing and starting capital of $200m. During a wave of modest-sized M&A deals, Tetra finds buyer, Tetraphase gets competing bids.
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