IPO Update: 28 Biopharma Companies Raise $3bn, Provide An Average 10% Return
Even though half of the drug developers that have gone public in the US during the first two quarters of the year are providing negative returns, the 13 companies trading in positive territory bring the class of 2019's average return to 10%.
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The performance of 29 biopharma firms that launched IPOs during the first half of 2020 is staggering compared with 28 drug developers that went public in the first half of 2019 with a 10% average return.
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