Finance Watch: With Four More IPOs, July May Match Or Exceed June’s 14
Public Company Edition: iTeos, Annexon, Nurix and Inozyme went public on 23 July and now CureVac has added its name to the IPO queue for what could be a large offering. Also, BioNTech raises $511.5m as COVID-19 vaccine progresses and PTC gets $650m from sale of risdiplam royalties.
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Public Company Financings: Theravance sold its 85% interest in Trelegy royalties from GSK and Innoviva sold its 15% interest for up to $1.8bn in total. Also, ProKidney grossed $597m from its SPAC merger, Pliant raised $200m in a post-Phase IIa offering and Marinus earned $110m in a PRV sale.
Finance Watch: Blackstone Closes $1.6bn Fund To Back Commercial-Stage Companies
Public Company Edition: Blackstone Life Sciences Yield will finance approved products, while the firm’s prior fund supports late-stage programs. Also, Coeptis will merge with a SPAC, Bausch + Lomb secured post-IPO debt, and BioXcel revealed a $260m financing and new subsidiary.
CureVac Launches IPO, Adds To Big 2020 Cash Haul
CureVac raised hundreds of millions of dollars this year before its $213m initial public offering as its mRNA vaccine technology moved into the COVID-19 spotlight. Its stock price tripled on its debut.