Many private biotech companies have either initiated the process of going public or are at least contemplating it. But they should be aware of very significant pitfalls that lie in wait, regardless of how they approach the offering.
When the economy crashed a few years ago, crowdfunding offered startups a possible lifeline. But it arrived too late to be much use. Now that money is flooding back into biotech, companies needn’t clutter cap sheets with scores of non-accredited investors, so equity crowdfunding is nearly a nonstarter.
According to Noubar Afeyan, founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, his company shouldn’t be pigeonholed as a VC firm. ““From day one, our intent was to innovate and create new companies.”
2018 will be a good year for IPOs and for financing. Rounds are larger and non-traditional investors are turning to life sciences.
Former Pfizer exec and current partner at VC firm Polaris Partners Amy Schulman talks about what it takes to lead a pharma startup.
Two members of a specialized life sciences investment banking group provide a list of avoidable missteps in M&A transactions and their respective remedies.
Peter Meath, who heads the Life Science Group at J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking business, offers advice to novice entrepreneurs for turning a company’s novel science into a viable business.
Investors are recognizing life sciences real estate as a valuable specialty asset class. In fact, it’s a trend gaining momentum as major real estate investment trusts (REITs) and entrepreneurial investors alike create new homes for life sciences activities.
Chronic pressure is a way of life for those starting pharmaceutical companies. It’s a life filled with rounds of funding, investor demands, performance deadlines, and possible compound failures. But what if the technology owned by a startup drug discovery company was suddenly in demand by some of the world’s largest food and beverage corporations? What if that opportunity gives you the flexibility and time to conduct your research on your own timetable?
Any small biopharma knows the importance of collaborating or partnering with larger companies and academic institutions. But where do you start, and who should be involved? And what kind of risk should you take on?