IPO Update: 35 Biopharmas Provide -6.1% Average Return; New Offerings Feel Stock Market Impact
Only 16 drug developers that went public in the US during the first three quarters are trading in positive territory. While the IPO queue keeps growing, ADC Therapeutics and Monopar cite "market conditions" as they postpone their offerings.
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Public Company Edition: Aileron, Talaris and Frequency said they will reduce expenses and seek options for maximizing shareholder returns under tough stock market conditions. However, CureVac and Supernus are among firms recently able to access new cash – $250m and $150m, respectively.
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Public Company Edition: After an initial hit to valuations from COVID-19, massive amounts of money have been raised by drug developers, such as argenx with a $862.5m stock sale. However, only two IPOs launched in the US in May, including ADC with a $267m offering.