Despite the ongoing pandemic, Acutus Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:AFIB) decided to go down the IPO route. It officially started trading today after reporting its offering of more than 8.8 million shares of its common stock at $18 per share, with expected gross proceeds of $158.8 million. Last month, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company estimated that the IPO price per share would be between $16 and $18.
The biopharmaceutical sector welcomed a further 11 new IPO graduates in July, bringing the number to 39 that have started to trade on the U.S. markets this year. The companies going public last month collectively raised more than $2.5 billion and most of them made a favorable impression following their first day of trading, with the group increasing their share values by an average of 16%.