Finance Watch: Two SPAC Deals, Two IPOs Take Four Biopharmas Public
Surrozen Merging With Consonance-HFW Acquisition, Raising $212m
Public Company Edition: Mergers with special purpose acquisition corporations may be heating up, but in addition to the Surrozen and Tango SPAC deals Recursion and Biomea launched initial public offerings. Also, Organon sells $5.6bn worth of notes to fund spinout from Merck & Co.
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EQT Life Sciences completed the final close of its inaugural LSP Dementia Fund, far surpassing an initial $100m fundraising goal. Also, Resilience received a $410m commitment from the Department of Defense to fund biomanufacturing and Viking cashed in on Phase I obesity data with a $250m offering.
Finance Watch: PTC Secures Up To $1bn In Funding From Blackstone
Public Company Edition: PTC will get $350m up front as part of an initial $500m commitment. Also, while Biohaven and Vaxcyte launched traditional follow-on offerings, Recursion and Agios took the private placement and royalty sale routes, while others revealed job cuts and other strategic updates.
Surrozen Inks First Partnership With BI For Wnt-Targeted Retinopathy Candidate
German pharma takes global rights to preclinical bispecific antibody, while Surrozen will focus on Phase I candidates for inflammatory bowel disease and alcoholic hepatitis.