Finance Watch: Certain Offerings Find Their Way To Investors In Tough Market
Some FOPOs Launch, While A Few SPAC Deals Crash
Public Company Edition: The stock market has been unkind to biotech firms but investors rewarded some drug developers for clinical trial successes, including Scholar Rock and Day One, which raised $205m and $172.5m, respectively. However, some SPAC deals and an IPO never got off the ground.
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Public Company Edition: The closure of Silicon Valley Bank sank biotech stocks in the first full week of March, but valuations rose the next week when two big acquisitions were announced. Also, J&J’s consumer health spinout sold $7.75bn in notes ahead of its future IPO and Karuna grossed $400m in a follow-on offering.
Public Company Edition: Structure Therapeutics’ upsized initial public offering raises $161.1m, surpassing proposed terms for up to $134.3m. Also, Pliant capitalizes on good data with a $287.5m follow-on offering, while Magenta seeks strategic alternatives and Instil reveals more job cuts.