Drug companies and managed care organizations are working to keep prices from rising precipitously. Then there’s Pfizer.
There’s been a sharp drop in Pharmaceutical deals in the first quarter of 2017, compared with a year ago. What’s up with that?
Deal volume in the Biotechnology sector is poised to surpass last year’s record-setting 160 transactions. With two weeks left in 2016, deal volume has reached 159 transactions. The activity in this sector shows no signs of abating, and will probably carry through the first half of 2017, at least.
The days of mega-mergers in the pharmaceutical sector aren’t necessarily over, but those deals will be fewer and farther between, going forward. Nearly 60 deals have been announced in 2016 through the middle of May, and just 17 have an entire company as the target. The largest, so far, is Shire‘s (NASDAQ: SHPG) $32 billion […]
On March 11, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) announced that an experimental rheumatoid arthritis therapy (salrilumab) helped patients more than AbbVie Inc.’s (NYSE: ABBV) Humira in a late-stage trial. But AbbVie already had a new deal in place, a collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim, that was announced on March 7. Under terms of the agreement, AbbVie […]
Korean pharmaceutical company Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. popped up on the healthcare M&A radar last week with two collaboration announcements. First was an agreement with French drug maker Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) to grant the worldwide license to a yet-to-be developed portfolio of experimental, long-acting diabetes treatments. Sanofi paid an upfront fee of €400 million ($434,820,000) and is […]