European Biotechs benefit from public equity offerings in the U.S.

Without a doubt, our analysis confirms the hypothesis that U.S. stock exchanges are more attractive for Biotech companies seeking public equity due to a larger capital environment with a higher number of investors and research analysts.

The table shows that during the last five years, U.S. stock exchanges hosted 3 times more Biotech IPOs than European stock exchanges. In addition, the average IPO volume was about 6 times higher.

Overall, total public equity raised by European and U.S. Biotech companies on U.S. exchanges via IPOs and follow-on offerings is roughly 5 times higher compared to their European counterparts.

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