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Finance Watch: SPAC Deals Stumble, Layoffs Continue As Valuations Struggle To Recover
Aesther Healthcare Acquisition extended the deadline to merge with Ocean Biomedical, while Intrinsic Medicine no longer plans to go public by merging with a SPAC. In restructuring news, Otonomy begins liquidation, Celyad cuts last clinical program with cash running out and Clovis files for bankruptcy.
Finance Watch: With Limited Fundraising Options, Biotechs Restructure To Extend Cash Runways
Mereo will reduce its headcount by 40% to focus on its lead programs while NeuBase revealed a 60% workforce reduction to extend its cash runway. Also, Invivyd (formerly Adagio), Greenlight and BioMarin announced job cuts, while Otonomy and others planned strategic shifts.
AstraZeneca’s LogicBio Buyout Will Give Other Troubled Gene Therapy Companies Hope
Many gene therapies companies have faced R&D and financial problems this year but the longer term potential of the field and low prices might tempt big pharma into deals.
Finance Watch: Public Market Opens Up Enough To Let An IPO Through
Public Company Edition: MAIA launches a $10m initial public offering, the first in the US since May, but NewAmsterdam opts for the SPAC route to the stock market. Also, Legend raises $350m in a follow-on offering, Iveric obtains access to $250m in debt and Otonomy cuts costs after a Phase II failure.
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