Category Archives: Deals

Medtech: Employment Up, Industry “Picking Up Steam”

Medtech employment remained steady in last year with most medical device makers experiencing an increase in their workforce, according to a new jobs report published by EP Vantage. Of the top 15 device makers, only three experienced a reduction in headcount and two of those were due to companies spinning off their respective pharmaceutical operations, […]
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Pharm Exec's 2014 Dealmakers Outlook

After fading to dreary summer stock for the past few years, dealmaking is today back to center stage, but with the major roles reversed— small biotech, yesterday’s understudy, now gets top billing, while big Pharma has to work harder for its close-up. Pharm Exec brought partner Campbell Alliance and a select group of West Coast […]
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Shire Takeover "Could Save AbbVie $8 Billion Tax on Humira over Next 15 Years"

AbbVie’s recent $54 billion acquisition of Shire and subsequent relocation to Ireland will mean substantial tax savings for the US pharmaceutical giant, according to analysts at research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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Pharm Exec’s Pharma Top 50 in Brief

The vigorous return of M&A activity this year brings us back to the question: is more size and scalable efficiencies the best solution to the declining market power of pharmaceuticals in an endlessly restructuring healthcare system? Anecdotal evidence combined with some discomfiting statistics on pipeline productivity of the past 15 years suggests that the answer […]
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The Rx Firm Tax Exodus: Is Something Wrong with the U.S. System?

As I read the latest reports of yet another big US Rx firm, this time AbbVie, trying to pull off a “tax inversion” takeover of the Irish-based Shire, I couldn’t help but wonder, what the heck is going on here? Right now, it feels like most major US corporations, especially pharmas, are literally running away […]
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