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Fortress Biotech has established nine subsidiary companies since 2013, each financed differently and each focused on an area of unmet need. Fortress CEO and longtime life sciences investor Lindsay Rosenwald lays out his ambitious plans for the future.
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Financial markets – the people and institutions that lend companies money and estimate their worth – see pharma companies as revenue-generating, profit-sharing black boxes. Growth earns companies a break from this simplistic view, but sooner or later market valuations of pharmas seem to regress to a mean based on revenue multiples. That mean is getting meaner.
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