Finance Watch: Lucky Few Raise Cash While Many Public Biotechs Cut Costs
Restructuring Ongoing As Firms Extend Funding Runways
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.
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Public Company Edition: Syndax grossed $230m in a follow-on public offering based on positive results for its menin inhibitor in leukemia, but the FOPO was an outlier relative to other companies, which relied on private placements, debt and other options to raise cash in a tough market.
Public Company Edition: PTC sold more of its Evrysdi royalties to Royalty Pharma for $1bn. Abivax gained $235.8m in an IPO and concurrent private placement, while Cerevel grossed $450m and Nuvalent and Ultragenyx raised $300m each in follow-on offerings, but Freeline is reviewing strategic options.
Public Company Edition: Private Galderma raised $1bn but said its next likely financing will be an IPO. Also, Azitra went public while Turnstone, Apogee and Sagimet initiated the process; Sutro signed a royalty deal for up to $390m; and despite a follow-on offering mini-surge, cost cuts continue.