Finance Watch: Blackstone Closes $1.6bn Fund To Back Commercial-Stage Companies
Follow-On To $4.6bn Fund Raised In 2020
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.
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Public Company Edition: The closure of Silicon Valley Bank sank biotech stocks in the first full week of March, but valuations rose the next week when two big acquisitions were announced. Also, J&J’s consumer health spinout sold $7.75bn in notes ahead of its future IPO and Karuna grossed $400m in a follow-on offering.
Finance Watch: Bausch + Lomb Completes Split From Bausch Health Via IPO
Public Company Edition: Bausch remains the majority shareholder, but B+L is a separate operating company. Also, Rezolute raises $130m in dual financings and BridgeBio outlines job cuts and will out-license assets to conserve cash.
Finance Watch: HilleVax, Belite Bio Launch First Two Biopharma IPOs In Q2
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