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Biotech or Bank?

A look at twenty European biotech companies' cash holdings as a percentage of their market values. Thanks to strengthening investor sentiment in European biotech, certain firms are enjoying bumper years, while others continue to slump with market caps below the value of their cash holdings.
BioPharmaceutical Europe

Pharming: Back from the Brink of Bankruptcy

Two years ago it looked as if all was lost at Pharming: escalating costs for its Pompe's disease program and indebtedness to its JV partner Genzyme forced it into legal moratorium in August 2001. Today, Pharming's back in the game; indeed, its new management, slimmed down operations and heightened focus on cost control mirrors the many other European biotechs trying to adapt to the harsh winter. But Pharming could have avoided near death by not turning its development partner into its biggest creditor. Still, the firm's turnaround-even this far-shows a reassuring willingness among Europe's investors to assume risk and give companies another chance.
BioPharmaceutical Europe

ReNeuron: Going Private

VCs don't usually buy back portfolio companies once they've floated. But Merlin's offer to take struggling stem-cell group ReNeuron back into the private realm gives shareholders a slightly less unattractive deal than liquidation, even though the group is still valued below cash. More importantly, it gives ReNeuron another shot.
BioPharmaceutical Europe

Recent Dealmaking (05/2003)

Summarizing the month in European dealmaking.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Transgenics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Public
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • UK
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • PPL Therapeutics PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Richard J Cruse, Dir., Fin. & CFO
    Martyn Breeze, PhD, Dir., Product Dev.
    Adam Christie, Dir., Bus. Dev.
  • Contact Info
  • PPL Therapeutics PLC
    Phone: (44) 13 14 40 47 77
    Roslin Midlothian
    Edinburgh, EH25 9PP