Finance Watch: Rivus Raises $132m In Series B Cash To Fund Obesity Drug Trials
Theravance Buys Out GSK, Repurchases Additional Stock
VC funding slowed recently, but public company financings kept up a brisk pace with follow-on public offerings for Allakos and Alpine, private placements for Ventyx and Syros, and Albireo’s royalty deal. In restructuring updates, Biogen raised $592m in a real estate deal and Acerus is assessing options.
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Restructuring Edition: After reporting record revenue, but lower profits due to rising costs, Ferring has decided to consolidate R&D in Europe. Also, Codiak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will sell off its assets, while Exicure, Applied Molecular Transport, Gamida Cell and others revealed new job cuts.
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.
ObsEva Slashes 70% Of Staff To Survive
Having surrendered the rights to linzagolix, its GnRH antagonist for bleeding associated with uterine fibroids that the FDA blocked, ObsEva is showing the door to most of its staff in a bid to cut costs and keep in business.