In the first quarter of 2017, pharmaceutical deals dropped even further, compared with the previous quarter, and the same quarter the year before.
After a booming January, February deal volume dies.
Perrigo finally sold its royalty interest in Tysabri, a multiple sclerosis drug that it acquired as part of Elan Corporation back in 2013. Royalty Pharma, the hostile bidder for Elan back then, paid $2.2 billion for Tysabri royalties.
The pharmaceutical M&A sector has gotten very quiet in February, with just five deals announced as of Feb. 17. Compared with the 11 announced in January 2016 and 13 announced in February 2015, deal making has definitely slowed down. So it was good news to hear that Mylan NV (NASDAQ: MYL) agreed to pay $9.9 […]