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Bright Health valued at $10.6 billion, falls in debut on NYSE

The shares of Bright Health Group fell more than 5 per cent. They did a debut in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday. This group is backed by the Tiger Global and Blackstone Group Inc valuing startup at $10.6 billion. When Compared with the initial public offering price of $18 per share, Bright Health Group’s stock opened at $17. Bright Health had priced 51.3 million shares below its targeted price range of $20 to $23, raising $924.3 million.

“We are focussing non stop on the consumer. We want a high-performing care-delivery model,” Bright Health chief executive officer G Mike Mikan said.

Related to some other companies Bright Health is about to direct a more wider market Mikan said. “Our aim is really on providing all consumers. It’s very different than a lot of our other contestants who are focused on one part of the health care system,” he said.

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Losses doubled into millions

Minneapolis-based Bright Health runs two businesses naming NeueHealth and Bright HealthCare. These businesses offers virtual, in-person clinical care to patients through affiliated primary care clinics. These are related to hospital industry. These businesses also sells Medicare and commercial health insurance across 14 states in the United States.

Bright Health generated over $1.2 billion in revenue in 2020, which underscored a boom in the healthcare technology sector. The net losses of the company which was co-founded in 2015 by Bob Sheehy, former chief executive officer of UnitedHealth group Inc, nearly doubled to $248 million in 2020 from $125 million a year earlier. It has been reporting losses since it was founded.

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$500 million in a late-stage funding round was lifted by Bright Health in September last year. Most from investors like Tiger Global Management, T Rowe Price Associates and Blackstone. They were the main persons behind leading the total equity lifted to more than $1.5 billion. JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Barclays were the main guide underwriters for the offering. Under the symbol BHG, trading were done by Shares of Bright Health on the New York Stock Exchange.

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