Finance Watch: Q1 Biopharma IPOs Shrink To A Fraction Of 2021 Total
Falling Stock Values Keep New Offerings Low
Public Company Edition: Only nine drug developers went public in the US, raising $807m in the first quarter, versus 32 IPOs raising $5.2bn in Q1 of last year. Also, MoonLake closed its SPAC merger, Sanofi priced €650m in sustainability-linked bonds in €1.5bn note sale, and Kaleido will cease operations.
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The 14 biopharma firms that went public during the first half of the year generated a 25% average return, helped by an outlier whose value rose 585%. Excluding Belite Bio, the -18% return for the IPO class of 2022 is more representative of current market realities.
The mid-year meeting offered a chance to reflect on the tumultuous times and look at how the biopharma industry can weather the storm.
News and views from day two of the BIO annual meeting include reflections on the ups and downs of the financing environment, Cerevance CEO Craig Thomson on the challenges of raising VC funds right now, and Bayer business development exec Marianne de Backer explains that it's not a good strategy to buy things just because they are on sale.