Finance Watch: Ten IPOs In Three Days Raise $1.9bn
Several SPACs Also Have Gone Public Already This Year
IPO Edition: Sana leads the group with a $587.5m initial public offering, while Immunocore and Bolt follow with $200m-plus IPOs. The 10 newly public companies generated a 43.3% average return on 8 Feb.
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Aesther Healthcare Acquisition extended the deadline to merge with Ocean Biomedical, while Intrinsic Medicine no longer plans to go public by merging with a SPAC. In restructuring news, Otonomy begins liquidation, Celyad cuts last clinical program with cash running out and Clovis files for bankruptcy.
Public Company Edition: Prometheus brought in $500m from a follow-on offering after reporting positive mid-stage results for its TL1A inhibitor. Even Novavax, struggling to make money from its COVID-19 vaccine, raised cash in dual offerings, but its valuation dropped significantly afterward.
Restructuring Updates: Homology implemented modest job cuts as it ended a gene therapy trial, while ProQR revealed its second round of layoffs this year and Synthetic Biologics shifted focus to oncolytic virus pipeline. Also, Bolt, MacroGenics and others deprioritized programs in their Q2 updates.