PE-Backed Biotech Co. Egalet Prepares $69M IPO

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Venture capital-backed specialty biotechnology company Egalet Corp., which is based in the U.S. but has the bulk of its operations in Denmark, plans to raise up to $69 million in an initial public offering, according to a regulatory filing made public Wednesday.

Egalet is developing an abuse-resistant method to deliver pain-relieving drugs such as morphine orally. The company has completed multiple rounds of venture financing and counts Atlas Venture, Switzerland's Index Ventures and Norway's Sunstone Capital among its backers.

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