4:47 PM
Mar 01, 2019
 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Emerging company roundup: Anthos, Maze, Oyster Point

In a week that had at least four companies post venture raises north of $80 million, Maze Therapeutics and Anthos Therapeutics Inc. had the biggest hauls, with financings near or above $200 million.

Blackstone partnered with Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) to launch Anthos (Cambridge, Mass.) with $250 million and Novartis antithrombotic MAA868. Baxalta Inc. and Novartis veteran John Glasspool will lead the newco as CEO; Nick Galakatos, head of Blackstone Life Sciences, is chairman. The deal was the first led by Blackstone since it acquired Clarus Ventures last fall (see “Blackstone, Novartis Spin Out...

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