Q2:18 Health Care Deal Volume and Value Explode

What a quarter it was. Even with preliminary data, the numbers of deals and dollars spent in the second quarter of 2018 are impressive. The quarter began with a bang in April (176 deals), settled in May (136 deals) and slowed in June (122 deals). That still adds up to 432 transactions reported in the […]

June 2018 Deal Volume Settles into Summer Mode

June was a gentle month for deal making. As the first month of summer, preliminary data shows a slight drop in deal volume for the month, compared with a busier May. Investors seem to be taking the adage “Buy in May and go away” seriously. With a preliminary total of 122 transactions made public in […]

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Takeda Takes on Shire for $81.5 Billion

Big Pharma deals are back, more than ever. After six weeks of offers, refusals, talks and more, Japanese drug giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (OTCQB: TKPYY) reached an agreement to acquire Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) for $81.5 billion, including assumed debt of $19.54 billion. It’s the largest healthcare deal announced ever, unless you count Pfizer’s […]

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Deal of the Week: Takeda/TiGenix

Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) declared its intention to acquire 100% of the voting rights it doesn’t already own in the Dutch biotechnology company TiGenix NV (NASDAQ: TIG). Takeda is offering $627 million in cash, representing an 82% premium over TiGenix’s closing price prior to the date when the news of the deal […]