Finance Watch: Novartis Sets October Separation Date For Sandoz Spin-Off
Generics Firm Will List On Swiss Exchange
Novartis revealed detailed terms and a 4 October spin-off date for Sandoz’s standalone debut. Also, MIRA launched a small IPO, but two firms plan to go public in SPAC mergers. Also, Mirati’s $345m offering leads follow-ons offerings and Sangon Biotech raised $290m in venture capital.
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A mix of mega-rounds and smaller seed financings show investment happening at both ends of the venture capital spectrum. In public company financings, Gilead prices $2bn note offering, Biogen secures $1.5bn for Reata deal, Inhibrx completes a $200m PIPE and the IPO market shows new signs of life.
Valneva is sticking by its forecast of getting US approval, and getting hold of a lucrative priority review voucher before the end of the year, despite the Food and Drug Administration needing more time to evaluate the French vaccine specialist’s single shot for chikungunya.