Finance Watch: Fundraising Shows Preference For Later-Stage Companies
APRINOIA Opts To Go Public Via SPAC Merger
Recent financings, including the $150m launch of Pathalys and a planned $100m IPO for Mineralys, illustrate the reality of biopharma funding in 2023 – that having near-term clinical trial milestones are key to fundraising this year. Companies with dwindling cash are conserving the funds they have left.
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Private Company Edition: ReCode’s series B venture capital round grew for a third time, now totaling $260m for precision genetic medicines. Also, DalCor closed an $80m series D, manufacturer Nephron amassed $350m, Hyku launched with a $56m seed financing and Magnet emerged with $50m.
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.
Private Company Edition: Recent venture capital mega-rounds of $100m or more include ADARx and Alltrna, which closed five days after CG Oncology brought in $105m. Also, Tisento launched with assets from Cyclerion and $81m in series A funding and Georgiamune raised a $75m series A round.