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Pharma's IPO Rush

Pharma's IPO Rush

The Daily Stack
May 4, 2020

The pace of private companies seeking to go public has slowed nearly to a halt. In April, private companies filed only two S-1s. Despite the decrease in these filings, the number of startups in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry has held steady, representing nearly 50% of all S-1s filed since March 12, when COVID-19 was declared a national pandemic. Read more


 

The dual headwinds of digitization and falling consumer confidence now threaten survival for companies that already have credit issues. J.Crew has become the latest and highest-profile company to file for bankruptcy protection. Is any company immune from this dual-threat?



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