Finance Watch: Sun Shines On Biotech Stocks As J.P. Morgan Ends
Deal Activity Kept Key Indices Rising
Public Company Edition: Also, Johnson & Johnson’s consumer health spin-out Kenvue filed paperwork to get the ball rolling on an initial public offering. In addition, Geron raised $198m and Madrigal accessed more than $300m after positive trial readouts, but layoffs were revealed by Editas, Elevation, Nabriva and others.
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Public Company Edition: Lexeo raised $100m to advance its genetic medicines. Also, Blue Owl Capital acquired funds managed by Cowen Healthcare Investments, gaining about $1bn in life science assets, BMS priced $4.5bn in notes to fund its Mirati purchase and Viridian raised $185m in a private placement.
Public Company Edition: Mallinckrodt entered into a restructuring support agreement with most of its debt holders and will de-list. Also, Aprinoia no longer plans to go public in a SPAC merger and Novartis, Agenus and Aravive revealed job cuts.
Public Company Edition: ImmunoGen received the first $75m under a $175m term loan, while Protagonist raised $100m in a follow-on offering, but companies with bankruptcy filings and job cuts outpaced those accessing new capital by a wide margin in late March and early April.