US IPOs In Review: Relatively Muted Market In 2016 To Continue In 2017
After biopharma initial public offerings in the US during 2016 outperformed the prior year’s IPOs, expect more of the same in 2017: fewer, but higher quality offerings at lower IPO share prices to keep values at acceptable levels for experienced health care investors.
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Public Company Edition: At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and Biotech Showcase it was noted that the US IPO market is likely to be less active in the second half of the year as election risk chills investment. Also, Apellis leads recent follow-on offerings.
Public Company Edition: With returns for newly public biopharma companies rising, seven more jumped in line to go public in the US between the beginning of February and early March, while two drug developers launched IPOs in the EU. Meanwhile, already public companies keep raising gobs of cash.
Pandion, led by former Pfizer SVP Anthony Coyle, launched in 2017 to exploit immuno-oncology advances for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases; the firm's Series A follows a record-breaking year for biopharma venture capital. In public company financings, AveXis and others seek cash to fuel R&D.