Goldwind, Legal & General and Equinor have all taken part in a series D that achieved a $41m first close and boosted the Oxford spinout’s total equity and debt to more than $118m.
Ribon Therapeutics has emerged out of stealth after three years of developing a lead asset targeting cancer based on research at MIT, UT Southwestern and Harvard Medical School.
ICL vascular implant spinout Veryan Medical has been bought by medical device firm Otsuka after raising $56m from investors including IP Group.
Orchard Therapeutics has listed in the US following a $200m initial public offering that came just three years after the gene therapy developer was spun out of UCL.
Ziylo, a spinout from University of Bristol that is working on a diabetes treatment, has been acquired by Novo Nordisk for a total that could exceed $800m.
Ambys Medicines has raised $60m in a series A round backed by Takeda and signed a strategic partnership agreement with the corporate worth $80m.
Investment analysis January to June 2018
VW will invest $100m in QuantumScape and form a joint venture with the Stanford spinout to develop batteries for long-range electric vehicles.