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 […]

August Deal Flow Ebbs, as It Follows the Annual Cycle

Enough about slowdowns and recession. August is typically a roller-coaster month in the equity markets and August 2019 didn’t disappoint in that regard. The bond markets’ inverted yield curve persisted into September and that’s never a good sign. We’re moving on. Preliminary data show August’s deal volume wasn’t so bad, considering how most of 2019 […]

gene-editing
gene-editing

Merck Buys Immunotherapy Firm Immune Design

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), the global healthcare and pharmaceutical company, has acquired Immune Design (NASDAQ: IMDZ) for $300 million. Merck will buy all outstanding shares of Immune Design at a value of $5.85 per share. With reported revenue of only $2 million, Immune Design’s price tag equals close to a 136x EBITDA multiple. Out of […]

Gilead Buys Kite Pharma to Diversify Portfolio

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) finally found a target worth pursuing. The pharmaceutical company, perhaps best known for its high-priced hepatitis-C drugs, Harvoni and Solvadi, placed its bets on Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: KITE), hoping to cash in on the biotech’s promising technology for fighting cancer.