Why Is Galmed Pharmaceuticals (GLMD) Stock Up 37% Today?


  • Galmed Pharmaceuticals (GLMD) stock is rising alongside a $1.5 million investment in OnKai.
  • This nets it an 18% stake in the artificial intelligence (AI) company.
  • It also grants it the right to merge with OnKai.
GLMD Stock - Why Is Galmed Pharmaceuticals (GLMD) Stock Up 37% Today?

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Galmed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GLMD) stock is gaining on Friday after the company announced an investment agreement with OnKai.

That agreement has Galmed Pharmaceuticals making a $1.5 million equity investment in OnKai. This saw it leading a $6 million investment round in the artificial intelligence (AI) based healthcare platform.

Galmed Pharmaceuticals’ investment in OnKai gets its $1.5 million in series seed preferred shares of OnKai stock. When converting that into a stake in the AI company, Galmed Pharmaceuticals will own 18% of OnKai stock.

To go along with this, Galmed Pharmaceuticals also gains the right to appoint one person to the OnKai board of directors. Allen Baharaff, CEO of Galmed Pharmaceuticals, is set to take that board seat.

Investors will note that the investment agreement also grants Galmed Pharmaceuticals the right to merge with OnKai. However, the company must do so in the three years following the investment round.

Finally, Galmed Research and Development, a subsidiary of Galmed Pharmaceuticals is now acting as a service provider for OnKai. This will see the two work together on finance, business development, strategic planning, execution, and other matters.

GLMD Stock Movement Today

Galmed Pharmaceuticals stock is experiencing heavy trading following today’s investment news. As of this writing, more than 2.5 million shares of the stock have changed hands. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is about 92,000 shares.

GLMD stock is up 36.8% as of Friday morning.

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