Financings Of The Fortnight: Haircuts And Postponements Increasing As IPO Burst Slows Down
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The IPO boom of 2013 is showing signs of slowing, while class of 2012 companies are seeing stock prices decline. Plus news on recent financings by Relypsa, Synta Pharmaceuticals, ArGEN-X and Karyopharm Therapeutics.
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Biopharma financing totaled $6.4 billion, a 39% increase over Q3. Twenty-three M&As were completed with a combined potential value of $19.8 billion, and there were 103 biopharma alliances totaling $2.5 billion in potential pre-commercialization value, down 25% from the previous quarter.
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