IPO Outlook: 2021 Saw Record Numbers But Poor Returns; 2022 Looks Muted
Number Of 2021 Offerings Exceeded 2020, But Returns Faltered
Initial public offering momentum decelerated as stock prices declined last year, but even with lower valuations making M&A more attractive, the IPO market this year is expected to be active.
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The mid-year meeting offered a chance to reflect on the tumultuous times and look at how the biopharma industry can weather the storm.
Market volatility, persistently high valuations, inflation and interest rates are among the issues sidetracking broader M&A, experts say.
Public Company Edition: The last biopharma IPO in the US was on 17 February and none have been scheduled, so far, for March. Also, another SPAC merger is called off, Travere sells $275m worth of notes and Xeris secures $150m in new debt, while Ovid, Passage Bio and others are cutting jobs.