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Finance Watch: Four New IPOs Hold Steady In First Days Of Trading

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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Finance Watch: 2021 Biopharma VC Funding Tops Full-Year 2020 Total

Private Company Edition: The industry raised $28bn in venture capital through the third quarter, breaking the record $27.4bn raised last year. Also, big pharmas backed a start-up lab in Israel, plus mega-rounds for CinCor Pharma ($143m) and Rectify Pharmaceuticals ($100m), while Cerecin raises $40m.

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Finance Watch: Three Newly Public Companies Face Mixed Reception In Early Trading

Also, two more health care-focused SPACs went public, Centessa obtained up to $300m in debt, three new venture capital funds launched and Intergalactic debuted with a $75m series A round.

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Finance Watch: Exo Raises $78m To Advance Exosite-Targeting Small Molecules

Also, Atlas Venture and Advent France Biotechnology raise new venture capital funds, Corium secures $235m in debt to commercialize ADHD drug and CBMG leads recent VC financings with $120m series A round.

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Finance Watch: Exscientia Launches Last IPO Of Q3, Brings US Total To 88

Public Company Edition: Also, Roivant and two other biopharma firms close SPAC mergers and begin trading on the Nasdaq, Spero negotiated a royalty financing worth up to $125m and Phathom secured a $200m term loan. 

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Finance Watch: Two New VC Funds Raise $955m To Back Life Science Companies

Private Company Edition: Jeito says its new first fund is Europe’s largest life science-focused fund. Illumina will use its venture capital to support tools, diagnostics, therapeutics and more. Also, IASO closed a $108m series C round and Amolyt raised $80m in series C financing.

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Finance Watch: 2021 Now Has More IPOs Than 2020, But With $3.2bn Less

Public Company Edition: It took 256 days for 2021 to surpass the 2020 record of 86 biopharma initial public offerings in the US in one year. Also, Procaps raised $115m ahead of its SPAC merger and aTyr and bluebird raised $75m each.

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Finance Watch: Lightstone Ventures Closes $375m Fund To Back Early Stage Biotechs

Private Company Edition: Recent biopharma venture capital financings add up to $1.7bn, including a $135m crossover round for HilleVax after spinning out of Takeda in July to advance a norovirus vaccine, Skyhawk’s $133m in fresh funding and Obsidian’s $115m series B round.

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Finance Watch: Prepare For September IPOs To Rebound From August Slowdown

Renaissance Capital expects an initial public offering surge in September; Biomedtracker data show financings for COVID-19 programs fell from Q1 to Q2; Revelation will merge with a special purpose acquisition corporation; Ascendis netted $379.3m in a follow-on offering; and Disc Medicine raised $90m in venture capital.

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Finance Watch: Venture Capital, Debt Financings Led Fundraising Surge In Q2

New VC deals include a $60m series C-1 round for DiCE Molecules a day before it filed paperwork to support a $100m IPO and a $100m financing for China’s IONOVA Life Science. Also, RenovoRx was the 84th company to go public in the US this year and ADC Therapeutics executed a $325m royalty deal. 

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Finance Watch: 2021 Nearing Record Funding Levels For Regenerative Medicine

ARM counts $14.1bn in fundraising in the first half of 2021, up 35% from mid-year 2020. Also, Chinese mRNA players Abogen raises a $700m series C venture capital round, Pfizer prices a $1bn sustainability bond and while IPOs slow in the US, China and South Korea see new first-time offerings.

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Finance Watch: Big Bucks For T-regs In Autoimmune Diseases, Inflammation

GentiBio closed a $157m series A venture capital round, while clinical trial innovator Reify Health raised a $220m series C and Neurelis secured $150m. Also, IPOs slowed in August, but Adagio and Eliem grossed $309.4m and $80m, respectively, and RNA firm Greenlight will go public in a $282m SPAC deal. 

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