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Starboard has been trying to replace Depomed management and add its own members to the specialty pharma company's board since at least April 2016. This is the investor's second settlement with the pain and neurology specialist.
La Jolla Pharmaceutical grossed $125m, Inspyr Therapeutics signs a deal to raise up to $100m, Ionis's Akcea makes $100m IPO plans, and $64m in cash for SutroVax tops recent venture capital rounds.
Cerulean and privately-held Daré entered into a stock purchase agreement that will give the latter company's shareholders a majority stake in the combined company, which will focus on women's health – particularly contraceptives – instead of the former firm's nanoparticle-drug conjugates for cancer.
Bristol-Myers Squibb expanded its collaboration with CytomX for $200m up front and up to $3.6bn in milestone fees. Also, Takeda spun out eight non-core molecules into a new joint venture and X-Chem executed two deals with Japanese partners, among other recent deals.
Lilly reported positive top-line results for abemaciclib in the Phase III MONARCH 2 trial and revealed a regulatory strategy that has it rapidly racing after competing CDK4/6 inhibitors already approved for certain breast cancer patients.
Pivotal and Biomatics launch new VC funds totaling $300m and $200m, respectively; Spero raises a $51.7m Series C round; BeyondSpring is March's only US IPO, so far; Aurinia and TG Therapeutics capitalize on positive data with secondary offerings; and Galena hires a "strategic review" advisor.