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Finance Watch: Ten IPOs In One Week Bring 2021 Total To 80

Public Company Edition: This year is just six initial public offerings away from matching 2020’s record-breaking total of 86 biopharma IPOs in the US. Also, Idorsia raised $662.5m through the sale of convertible bonds and Cytokinetics closed a $316.3m follow-on offering. 

Financing Business Strategies

Finance Watch: $135m In Venture Capital Will Fund Amylyx’s Late-Stage ALS Drug

Private Company Edition: Amylyx will use its new cash to run a Phase III trial and submit applications seeking EU and Canadian approvals of AMX0035, but US filing plans based on prior Phase II/III data are less clear. Also, three VC firms raised new funds targeting biopharma and other investments.

Financing Innovation

Finance Watch: The Bigger The Better? Erasca, Imago Rise After IPOs

Public Company Edition: Three $100m-plus US initial public offerings launched on 15 July after two smaller biopharma IPOs earlier in the month. Also, Gelesis announced a SPAC merger, Brii and Amniotics launched ex-US IPOs, and Intellia, Cerevel and Kymera priced large follow-on offerings. 

Financing Growth

Finance Watch: Venture Capital On Track For Another Record Year

Private Company Edition: With $8.9bn raised in the second quarter, venture capital investment in biopharma companies reached its second highest quarterly total to date – behind only Q1 of this year. Also, Nimbus Therapeutics raised $105m and European drug developers get in on the VC action. 

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Finance Watch: US, Hong Kong IPOs Are Hot, But Sirnaomics Stays Private

Private Company Edition: Sirnaomics planned to go public after its series D, but its new venture capital does not prevent it from doing so in the near term. Also, Vida Ventures and Novalis Biotech raised new VC funds to back start-ups and ArriVent launched with up to $150m in series A cash.

Financing Innovation

Finance Watch: Insilico Raises $255m To Take AI-Discovered Drugs Into The Clinic

Private Company Edition: Nine new venture capital mega-rounds include Insilico’s series C, $250m from Blackstone for a CAR-T therapy spinout from Intellia and a $210m series B round for Umoja.

Financing Innovation

Finance Watch: Lyell Raises $425m As Eight Biopharmas Go Public In One Week

Public Company Edition: Eight drug developers launched initial public offerings in the US that grossed $1.46bn combined during the week of 14 to 18 June as biotechnology stock values increased. Also, C4 Therapeutics led recent follow-on offerings, raising $180.8m. 

Financing Growth

Finance Watch: Janux Offering Makes 47 Biopharma IPOs In 2021, So Far

Public Company Edition: The pace of US initial public offerings slowed a bit in April and May but could ramp back up in June as biopharma investor sentiment rebounds. Also, drug developers continue to go public via SPAC mergers, most recently Valo Health with a $2.8bn post-deal valuation.

Finance Watch Financing

Finance Watch: 14 Biopharma Companies Raise $1bn From VC, Canadian Government

Private Company Edition: More $100m-plus mega-rounds means another billion-dollar week for venture capital deals, including financings for G2 Bio, Hummingbird and Numab. Also, BioTheryX brings in $92m, Vedere launches with $77m and Eliem raises $60m two months after launching with $80m. 

Finance Watch Innovation

Finance Watch: IPO Momentum Slows But Biopharma Stocks Get An ASCO Bump

Public Company Edition: There was just one initial public offering during the past two weeks, but another biotech-focused SPAC went public and Gingko Bioworks announced a high-value SPAC merger. Also, Insmed and Dynavax offerings led recent public company financings.

Finance Watch Business Strategies

Finance Watch: Four Biotech VC Funds Raise $1.7bn Combined

Private Company Edition: Perceptive/Xontogeny, Abingworth, Kizoo and Droia closed venture capital funds. New biopharma VC financings also include a $105m series C round for Elpiscience and $92m for newly launched Interline. 

Finance Watch StartUps and SMEs

Finance Watch: Dyno Therapeutics Raises $100m For Novel AAV Vectors

Private Company Edition: Dyno’s first VC round will enable more deals for its novel AAV platform; Eikon pioneers new drug discovery technology. Also, Treeline’s early funding revealed at $211.7m; Capsida raised $140m from a VC round, AbbVie deal; and Affinia closed a $110m series B round. 

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