A roundup of exits, including IPOs and acquisitions, across the tech transfer ecosystem.
Johns Hopkins spinout Blade Therapeutics has agreed to a reverse merger that will net it $24.3m in Pipe financing from backers including Osage University Partners.
The Ohio State spinout has gone public in an upsized IPO sized at approximately $182m.
Having priced its shares at the top of its range, UChicago spinout Pyxis Oncology suffered a drop on the first day of trading.
The cancer drug developer has closed its initial public offering after underwriters exercised the greenshoe option.
UChicago spinout Pyxis Oncology is aiming to raise more than $153m in its initial public offering, having set a price range of $14 to $16.
The Dundee spinout has raised more than $304m in its IPO in the US, with another $160m secured through a concurrent private placement.
Based on research at Deakin University, Li-S Energy has gone public on the Australian Stock Exchange after raising $25m in its initial public offering.
Case Western Reserve University-linked Lucid Diagnostics is seeking an initial public offering that would net it up to $57.5m.
Oracle has signed up to be a cornerstone investor for Oxford Nanopore’s initial public offering, putting up half of the $410m target.
Genetic testing services provider Prenetics, a spinout of City University of Hong Kong, will hold a reverse merger at a $1.25bn valuation.
Based on research at Drexel University, Context Therapeutics is seeking to raise up to $21m in an initial public offering on Nasdaq.
Dundee spinout Exscientia is continuing a busy fundraising year with a filing for an IPO in the US and a $35m concurrent private placement.
Citi Ventures-backed Braze priced the offering above its range and it valued the customer engagement software producer at almost $5.9bn.
The Alibaba, Ant Group, Berkshire Hathaway, Intel and SoftBank-backed e-commerce payment app operator is set to list on the NSE and BSE next week at a potential valuation of up to $18.7bn.
Amazon, Ford, Cox Enterprises, Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo are all notching up exits, as the electric jeep producer priced the largest initial public offering of 2021.
Advance Publications and American Express scored exits as the fashion subscription service floated at the top of its range in an upsized offering.