Finance Watch: Three New Life Science VC Funds Total Nearly $1bn
Private Company Edition: TVM, Focus/MD Anderson and RA Capital launched new venture capital funds. Also, LianBio’s $310m crossover financing, AavantiBio’s Sarepta-backed $107m series A and Sirnaomics’ $105m series D led recent VC rounds.
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Public Company Edition: Instil Bio, Connect Biopharma, Finch Therapeutics, Gain Therapeutics and four heath care-focused SPACs launched initial public offerings; Endo raised $1.3bn via note sale; and Rubius Therapeutics, Solid Biosciences and others priced follow-on offerings.
Public Company Edition: US initial public offerings are reawakening from a brief nap as Prometheus and Longboard prepare IPOs for launch. Also, Halozyme sells $700m worth of notes and Karuna’s $250m stock sale leads recent follow-on offerings.
Private Company Edition: Last year set a high bar for venture capital, but this year is starting strong. Recent VC mega-deals include $500m for EQRx and $230m-plus for Tessera Therapeutics. Also, BioGeneration Ventures closed a €140m ($170.2m) fund and NewAmsterdam raised a $196m series A.