Hyerfine Inc. and Liminal Sciences Inc. have joined a growing field of med-tech startups that are combining with blank check companies as an alternative path for venture-backed companies to an initial public offering (IPO). On Thursday, the companies announced a three-way combination with Healthcor Catalio Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a deal valued at approximately $580 million.
Neuro- and peripheral-vascular interventional med-tech developer Zylox-Tonbridge Medical Technology Co. Ltd. raised HK$2.56 billion (US$329 million) in Hong Kong on July 5 via an IPO that will support the development and commercialization of its core products.
Keymed Biosciences Inc. debuted on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) on July 8, raising HK$2.94 billion (US$378.48 million) in the process. The company will use the funds raised for the R&D and commercialization of key pipeline candidates.
Tioga Medical Inc. closed a $30 million series B financing led by The Capital Partnership (TCP), with participation from Cormorant Asset Management, Amed Ventures and Shifamed angel investors. The financing will be used to advance product development, support preclinical testing, and initiate clinical experience for the company's transcatheter mitral valve replacement technology.
Hutchmed Ltd., already listed in the U.S. and London, returned to home soil June 30 for a third IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that reaped HK$4.17 billion (US$537.2 million). The Hong Kong-based company is currently looking to score its first FDA approval to tap the U.S. market after three China approvals.