Venture Funding Deals: July Sees Seven Rounds Of $100m Or More
Century Therapeutics brings in $250m for its cell therapy programs in a series A round, while immunotherapy specialist BioNTech sets a record for series B, raising $350m. Another five firms brought in rounds of $100m or greater...
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Private Company Edition: ARM's Q2 report shows a 38% decline in financings, but venture capital and upfront fees from deals were robust. Also, Servier raises $405m in the US, Frequency closes a $62m series C and VenatoRx accesses US government cash.
Mainz-based BioNTech raises $325m in an upsized series B round to further advance its individualized immuno-oncology pipeline and manufacturing infrastructure.
Ten $1bn+ alliances were penned in January. In the top alliance by deal value, Shanghai Argo Biopharmaceutical entered into exclusive collaboration with Novartis Pharma for two undisclosed Argo cardiovascular disease programs, one in Phase I and another in Phase I/IIa. Novartis gets an exclusive global license to develop and commercialize the Phase I program and also receives an option to potentially license compounds directed against up to two additional targets. For the Phase I/IIa program, Novartis gets an exclusive license worldwide except in Greater China. The deal could be worth up to $4.17bn for Argo.