• Health Catalyst Invests In healthfinch

    To kick off the third quarter, Health Catalyst has announced its second acquisition of 2020. On July 9, the company announced it acquired healthfinch, Inc. for roughly $40 million. healthfinch provides a workflow integration engine delivering insights and analytics into EMR workflows to automate physicians’ ability to close patient care gaps in... Read More »
  • Second Quarter Healthcare M&A Activity Drops

    The decline in second quarter healthcare M&A probably won’t surprise many of our readers. The second quarter was the first full quarter of healthcare M&A in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, and deal making took a hit as a result, as shown in results from our DSO database. Compared with Q1:20, Q2:20 dropped 20%, with 322 transactions... Read More »
  • Sanofi Inks New Licensing Deal

    Just weeks following its agreement with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) for COVID-19 vaccine development, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) has a new agreement with Kymera Therapeutics Inc. Sanofi and Kymera are signing a multi-program collaboration to develop and commercialize first-in-class protein degrader therapies targeting IRAK4 in patients with... Read More »
  • Summit BHC Expands Into West Virginia

    Private equity-backed Summit BHC has announced a new acquisition in West Virginia. The behavioral health treatment company added Highland Hospital to its network for an undisclosed sum. Meridian Behavioral Health Systems, LLC is selling Highland Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility (131 beds) with 24 beds dedicated to psychiatric... Read More »
  • Health Care M&A Deals, July 10, 2020

    The Health Care M&A deals chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The M&A transactions presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated daily to provide our subscribers with the most up-to-date information and trends in the healthcare industry. The largest deal of the week based on... Read More »
Genentech Bets on Bicycle-Based Therapies

Genentech Bets on Bicycle-Based Therapies

Genentech, a subsidiary of the Roche Group (OTCMKTS: RHHBY), is betting big on a collaboration effort with Bicycle Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: BCYC). The exclusive collaboration agreement between the two biotechnology companies hopes to develop and commercialize Bicycle-based immuno-oncology therapies against multiple targets. Genetech will pay $30 million upfront to Bicycle Therapeutics with a potential $1.7 billion in milestone payments. You might have guessed this based on the name, but Bicycles are Bicycle Therapeutics’ trademark platform. They are fully synthetic short peptides constrained with small-molecule scaffolds to form two loops that stabilize their structural geometry.... Read More »
Biogen Eyes Two Ophthalmic Biosimilars

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 Bioepis’ anti-TNF portfolio, including Benepali (etanercept), Flixabi (infliximab) and Imraldi (adalimumab), in China. Biogen will also acquire an option to extend its existing commercial agreement with Samsung Bioepis for this anti-TNF portfolio in Europe.... Read More »
Roche Deal for Flatiron Health Builds its Oncology Muscle

Roche Deal for Flatiron Health Builds its Oncology Muscle

Roche (SIX: RO) couldn’t let a good startup slip away. The Swiss drug maker announced it will pay $1.9 billion to keep New York City-based Flatiron Health, Inc. from going public. When it was founded in 2012, Flatiron’s goal was to gather and analyze data on cancer treatments and sells software based on those insights to help researchers develop drugs more quickly, and with more targeted precision. Toward that end, the company produced an oncology-specific electronic health record (EHR). It currently partners with more than 265 community cancer clinics, six major academic research centers and 14 out of the top 15 therapeutic oncology companies. Roche already holds a 12.6% stake... Read More »