Tag Archives: Biotech IPO

2018’s Biotech IPO Bonanza: View From the After Market
October 17, 2018

2018 has so far been another gangbuster year for biotech IPOs: the first three quarters of the year have delivered nearly 50 new biotech offerings, reinforcing the strong new issuance performance of the past 6 years. With lots of pundits

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Fear Of The Flood: Post-IPO Lockup Expiry In Biotech
October 5, 2018

The dreaded “lockup expiry” is something all newly-minted public biotechs begin to worry about shortly after their offerings. The fear seems reasonable: venture investors and other large shareholders, now free to trade, dump large amounts of stock into the market

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The Incredible Expanding Universe of Biotech Stocks
September 21, 2018

The biotech sector is unique relative to the rest of the stock market in many ways, but one that is often overlooked: its expansionary public equity market footprint. It’s been well appreciated by market analysts that the universe of U.S.

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IPO: A Go-Go Or A No-No?
September 4, 2018

This blog was written by Jeb Keiper, CFO & CBO of Nimbus Therapeutics LLC, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Elon Musk has a flare for the dramatic, shocking Wall Street (and others) the first week

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This Time May Be Different: Today’s Biotech Market In Context
January 7, 2016

The past five years have been the greatest bull run in the history of the biotech industry. Stock market outperformance, significant fundraising levels both private and public, more IPOs in this window than ever before, and huge volumes of M&A.

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The Churchillian Biotech IPO: This Is Not Even The Beginning Of The End
November 2, 2015

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the “From the Trenches” feature of LifeSciVC. For a great company, an IPO is a financing event. Not an exit. Not the end. This is important to

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Biotech IPO Performance: Discerning Market Or Rising Tide?
March 20, 2015

As anyone following the biotech sector knows, the market for new public offerings has been incredibly strong over the past couple years. And the larger cap stocks in the sector have also outperformed, propelled by product launches and exciting clinical

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Tortoise & Hare Revisited: “Time To IPO” For VC-Backed Startups
February 24, 2015

Getting a drug from discovery to market requires more than a dozen years, so you just can’t do biotech in a 10-year venture fund – it just takes too long, right?  Fortunately, wrong.  The data just don’t support this premise, although this

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Tradeoffs and Timing: IPO vs. M&A Decision Making in Biotech
April 2, 2014

In light of the continued interest in biotech IPOs by the capital markets, there’s probably not a venture-backed biotech boardroom that hasn’t been discussing the merits of going public. Whether warranted or not, taking a company public via an IPO

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