Bausch Health Buys Bankrupt Synergy Pharmaceuticals

Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE: BHC) is back on the acquisition trail. It’s recent target is Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., (NASDAQ: SGYP), a New York City-based biopharma focused on novel gastrointestinal (GI) therapies. Its flagship product, Trulance (plecanatide) is a once-daily tablet approved for adults with chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Synergy […]

Test tubes filled with money
Test tubes filled with money

Takeda Takes Aim at Shire

Big Pharma deals are making a comeback. Or so it seems from the speculation around Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG). Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (OTCQB: TKPYY) has been buzzing around the UK-based Shire for nearly a month, making bid after bid. It seemed to begin on April 16, when Shire sold its oncology business to […]

Stat of the week graph
Stat of the week graph

Stat of the Week: Healthcare M&A Spending up 18% in 2017

The year hasn’t ended, and there are still two weeks to go in the fourth quarter of 2017. The holidays are already under way, with more on the horizon. Before we get too busy, here’s a quick look at where things stand in mid-December.

PE Firms Line Up for Pharmaceutical Targets

Although pharmaceutical M&A has declined sharply over the past year, there has been an uptick in financial buyer activity in the sector in the first eight months of 2017. We don’t typically see a lot of financial buyers in this space, since they are easily outbid by strategic buyers that have the advantage of easy […]