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Talk of biotech market bubble misses the point

The biotech industry is enjoying the strongest IPO market since 2000 with more than 30 new offerings already this year. Our firm alone, Polaris Partners, has seen four successful IPOs in our portfolio, with several more hopefuls on the horizon.

DRI Capital Completes C$600M in Deals in 2012

DRI Capital, a Canadian private equity firm specializing in monetizing royalties it purchases from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and others, completed over C$600 million in deals in 2012. Among the firm’s disclosed transactions was the September 2012 acquisition of BENLYSTA royalty rights from Weston, Mass.-based Biogen Idec Ltd. DRI Capital, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013, raised its last partnership, Drug Royalty Fund II, totaling C$700 million, in 2010.

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