Funds will be used to complete phase 3 clinical development of eneboparatide (AZP-3601) for hypoparathyroidism, and advance AZP-3813 into the clinic for acromegaly.
Lyon, France, and Cambridge, MA, January 6, 2023 - Amolyt Pharma, a global company specialized in developing therapeutic peptides for rare endocrine and related diseases, today announced the closing of a €130 million (approx. $130M) Series C equity financing. The financing was led by Sofinnova Partners and co-led by Intermediate Capital Group (ICG). Cédric Moreau, partner at Sofinnova Partners and Toby Sykes, managing director at ICG, will join Amolyt’s Board of Directors. In addition, new investors Tekla and CTI Life Sciences along with existing investors Andera Partners, Novo Holdings (Novo Ventures), Kurma Partners, EQT Life Sciences, Innobio 2 managed by Bpifrance Investissement, Sectoral Asset Management, Pontifax, Orbimed, Mass General Brigham Ventures, ATEM, Credit Agricole Creation and Sham Innovation Santé/Turenne Capital, participated in the round.
Amolyt plans to use the proceeds to advance its pipeline of therapeutics for rare endocrine and related disorders, including AZP-3601, now known as eneboparatide, for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, and AZP-3813 for the treatment of acromegaly.
“We are very pleased to complete this large Series C financing, which will enable us to build on our momentum with eneboparatide and accelerate the growth of Amolyt Pharma and its pipeline globally,” stated Thierry Abribat, Ph.D., founder, and chief executive officer of Amolyt Pharma. “We are thankful to Sofinnova Partners and ICG for co-leading this financing round, and to all our new and existing investors for their confidence in our team and for their support of our strategy to build a global and sustainable rare disease company. This investment will allow us to continue working tirelessly on bringing novel, life-changing treatments to patients with rare endocrine and related diseases.”
Cédric Moreau, partner of Sofinnova Crossover I fund, stated: “Amolyt is a strategic fit for our fund where we invest in companies that develop innovative medicines to address high unmet medical needs. With its unique mechanism of action, Amolyt’s lead compound eneboparatide has the potential to significantly improve the lives of patients with hypoparathyroidism. With this Series C financing, we believe that Amolyt's seasoned and passionate management team will be well-positioned to further evaluate eneboparatide’s differentiated profile through late-stage development and continue to grow its internal pipeline. We are committed to helping Amolyt become a leader in the rare endocrine space.”
The Series C financing follows several recent positive pipeline development and corporate announcements: