China Deal Monitor: New Horizon Health snags funding and more updates

China Deal Monitor: New Horizon Health snags funding and more updates

New Horizon Health, an early-stage cancer screening developer, has closed its $30-million Series E round of funding led by US-based Rock Springs Capital. 

With this, the total capital raised by New Horizon is over $160 million, the biotech firm announced in a statement on Friday.

New investors who participated in the fresh round include OrbiMed, Lilly Asia Ventures, Cormorant Asset Management, CR-CP Life Science Fund, and Octagon Capital while existing backer Qiming Venture Partners also joined the financing. 

The latest round will be used for business development, new product R&D, clinical research and commercialisation.

New Horizon, which was co-founded by former GE Capital executive Zhu Yeqing in 2013, is engaged in developing test kits and solutions for early-stage cancers of the colon and stomach. The firm claims to have served over three million clients. 

Bloomberg reported earlier in May that New Horizon has picked Goldman Sachs Group and UBS Group AG to arrange an initial public offering in Hong Kong with a target to raise $300 million. 

It has also been backed by marquee investors comprising SoftBank China Capital (SBCVC), Exome Asset Management, Duke University’s Endowment Fund, Legend Capital, among others. 


DealStreetAsia has also put together a table listing out all prominent venture capital transactions in the Greater China region from July 9-10, 2020. 

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