Finance Watch: Four New IPOs Hold Steady In First Days Of Trading
Sarepta, Relay, Bicycle, Crinetics Launch Large Follow-Ons
Public Company Edition: Xilio, Ventyx, MiNK and Context went public in the US and later traded at or above their initial public offering prices. Also, Sarepta raised $500m and Relay grossed $350m in new offerings, while Oncopeptides, Esperion, Zymergen and Ardelyx reorganized and cut jobs.
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As rival Phase III gene therapy trials get underway, Sarepta’s product could have the edge in safety and efficacy over its rival from Pfizer, but the chance of failure remains high.