Category Archives: Deals

Pharma Leads the Way in M&A

 The pharma, medical and biotech industry is the leading sector for M&A activity this year, Mergermarket‘s Q2 M&A stats reveal. The sector’s deals have been valued at US$252.5 bn,  a 16.9% market share in global M&A. Deal value is 48.2% above the whole of 2013’s value, and four deals account for a 61.3% share in the […]
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Big Biotech Gains Offset Big Pharma Losses

Big Pharma employment dropped by 3 percent in the decade 2003–2013, allaying fears that industry consolidation and restructuring would lead to significantly reduced headcounts and payrolls, a report by EP Vantage reveals. The report shows that when it comes to pharmaceutical industry jobs, Big Biotech and specialty drugmakers are growing in significance, more than offsetting the […]
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GSK's Tykerb "Little More" to Offer

The future of GSK’s Tykerb (lapatinib) in the breast cancer market is unclear, after the combination of Tykerb and Herceptin in the large Phase III trial, ALTTO, showed no statistical superiority over Herceptin alone for improving disease-free survival, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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The Urge to Merge: Dealmaking Lessons from Pharma History

By Cliff Kalb. The major pressures hindering pharmaceutical industry success have not changed—payer constraints on drug costs, R&D productivity, an increasingly risk-averse regulatory climate, generic encroachment, and negative public perceptions linked to reputation. Looking at the latest rendition of the Pharma 50, prescription drug revenue rankings for the top 10 major global players in 2013 […]
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Rise in IPOs Eases Pharma's Investment Woes

Private equity and venture capital (PEVC) deal activity decreased from 1063 in 2010 to 480 in 2013, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. And the pharma, biotech and healthcare equipment sectors experienced a much sharper decline in investor interest than the healthcare technology and provider segments, the report adds. But there is a […]
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