IPO Update: Patheon Public Once Again, Audentes To Move Into The Clinic
Two companies in the biopharma space began trading publicly this week, one to pay off debt, the other to fund an early-stage pipeline.
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Private Company Edition: Life science firms in J&J's JLabs incubators have raised $9.4bn to date from deals and financings, including five IPOs. Also, October brings a wide range of new equity and VC financings.
The three most recent biopharma IPOs are trading at or below their offering prices, but the average return for the 22 drug development firms that have gone public so far this year is holding steady at 11% -- thanks to a pair of super performers that have delivered triple-digit returns.