Rare Diseases Feature Prominently In Q2 2013 Biopharma Financing
Rare disease biopharmas featured prominently in the Q2 2013 financing landscape in not just venture funding, but across several financing types. These companies were involved in 15 financings (including four Series A rounds) and brought in a collective $632 million.
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Q2 2013 biopharma financing increased 139% to $11 billion over Q1’s $4.6 billion, thanks mostly to two huge transactions by Valeant to fund its $8.7 billion takeover of ophthalmics player Bausch & Lomb, the company’s largest acquisition to date. Options and antibody-drug conjugates featured prominently in the alliances.
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