Scoop: Metageno­mi is prepar­ing for an IPO this fall, in what could jump­start a wave of pub­lic of­fer­ings

Gene-edit­ing biotech Metageno­mi is prepar­ing to go pub­lic and is work­ing with the in­vest­ment bank JP Mor­gan on a po­ten­tial list­ing this fall, ac­cord­ing to peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the com­pa­ny’s plans.

If Metageno­mi goes pub­lic, it would be one of on­ly about a dozen biotech IPOs this year, though like­ly one of the largest. It has al­ready brought in more than $400 mil­lion in ven­ture cap­i­tal fund­ing and from bio­phar­ma part­ner­ships, an amount that puts it in the same class of fundrais­ing as oth­er sig­nif­i­cant IPOs of 2023.

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