Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical Firms Are Cleaning House to Profit

There’s no doubt it was an unusually slow February in the healthcare M&A market. Historically, the middle of Q1 tends to dip and then rebound by March, but with less than 100 deals on the books, the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19, seems to have undercut investor confidence, both big and small. And although […]

Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical

Eli Lilly Comes Out Swinging

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco concluded last week with very few big deal announcements. In January 2019, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) made its $74 billion takeover of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) public just before the conference started. That was quickly followed by Eli Lilly and Company‘s (NYSE: LLY) $8 billion deal […]

2019’s Biggest Healthcare Deals, by Sector

2020 has just begun, which means it’s time to look back at the healthcare M&A landscape of 2019. Just three days into the new year, nearly 1,780 deals are already on the books for 2019. More deals will turn up as we search our many sources, but the number likely won’t top the record of […]

Thermo Fisher
Thermo Fisher

Cancer Treatments Are Driving Biopharmaceutical M&A

It’s been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries. Combined spending on M&A is close to $268 billion mid-way through December, with 229 transactions reported. Although the number of deals is 34% lower than 2018’s combined total of 345, spending skyrocketed 62%, from just $165 billion in all of […]

Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical

AstraZeneca Divests More of Seroquel

Piece by piece, AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) continues to divest the rights of Seroquel and Seroquel XR (Seroquel), a prescription drug for schizophrenia and bipolar, in various major markets. It used to be a big seller for the pharmaceutical giant over the years but has since declined considerably after the FDA approved a generic version of […]

big pharma
big pharma

Big Pharma Is Back in the Headlines

It looks like some big pharma companies want to get their holiday shopping done early this year. Two transactions with values north of $1 billion were announced in late November, stimulating a sector that’s been relatively quiet the past few months. The first might not come as a surprise since it’s been circling the rumor […]

EyeCare Partners
EyeCare Partners

Biogen Eyes Two Ophthalmic Biosimilars

Boston-based Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) has announced a “proposed transaction” with Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. to secure the exclusive rights to commercialize two new ophthalmology biosimilars, SB11 referencing Lucentis® and SB15 referencing Eylea®, in major markets worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition, Biogen will acquire exclusive commercialization rights for Samsung […]

Danaher
Danaher

Danaher Drops Business Segments to Appease Regulators

Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) is selling a number of its business segments and assets to Sartorius AG (FWB: SRT) for $750 million. The sale includes Danaher’s label-free biomolecular charaterization, chromatography hardware and resins, and microcarriers and particle validation standards businesses, which are part of its Life Sciences segment. Danaher is selling this portion of its […]

vaccines
vaccines

GSK Divests Two Travel Vaccines

GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) announced recently it is selling two travel vaccines to Bavarian Nordic for $334.7 million upfront, plus a potential $1.06 billion in milestone payments. The sale included rabies vaccine Rabipur (tradename Rabavert in the United States) and Encepur, for the prevention of tick-borne encephalitis. GSK obtained the vaccines as part of a 2015 deal […]

big pharma
big pharma

Sobi Grows Product Portfolio With 2nd Deal

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (STO: SOBI), an international specialty healthcare company dedicated to rare diseases, announced its acquisition of Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $867.7 million (65.3x revenue), or 27$ per share. Dova acquires, develops and commercializes drug candidates for diseases such as thrombocytopenia, a condition that leaves an individual with a low blood platelet count. Its […]