IPO Update: High-Flying Biopharma IPOs Average 77.1% Return Through Q2
The performance of 29 biopharma firms that launched IPOs during the first half of 2020 is staggering compared with 28 drug developers that went public in the first half of 2019 with a 10% average return.
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