Cortellis Competitive Intelligence

Biopharma mega mergers remain a force: Q1 analysis

During the first  quarter of 2019, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 124 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A), a 24% increase from 100, quarter on quarter vs. last year, as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector (see Figure 1). However, total disclosed deal value declined by 9% to $119.2 billion […]

Potential blockbusters make a splash on market entry

Potential blockbusters make a splash on market entry Earlier this year, the Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019 report highlighted seven drugs predicted to launch in 2019 and achieve blockbuster status by 2023. By the mid-point of the year, Zolgensma has entered the market as the most expensive drug ever launched, Skyrizi has been approved and […]

Oncology, dermatology, hematology pace Q1 biopharma licensing

During the first quarter of 2019, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 1,023 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector, a minor decrease of 0.6% from 1,029 in Q1 a year ago. The total disclosed deal value rose to $44.9 billion, a 26.8% rise […]

Busy biopharma M&A activity closed out 2018

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 140 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $33.1 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 153 and $20.3 billion in the third quarter and 151 and $100.7 billion in […]

Biopharma licensing finished with a strong Q4

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence   registered 1,073 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) with a total disclosed deal value of $46.1 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector. The totals represented a 7.4% increase from 994 and a 41.4% increase from $27 billion […]

Biopharma M&A engine fires up as new year rings in big deals

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Co.’s $74 billion bid for Celgene Corp. – which, if it closes, will become the largest M&A in biopharma history – “made for a fascinating opening” to the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM), said Jamie Munro, global practice leader, portfolio and licensing at Clarivate Analytics, especially given Celgene’s historic placemark as the […]

Licensing deals driving the life sciences industry in Q3: notes and trends

During the third quarter of 2018, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence registered 984 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) with a total disclosed deal value of $26 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector compared to 1,060 and $20.8 billion in the second quarter and 1,158 and $33.6 billion […]

Q3 M&A deals driving the life sciences industry

Trends in M&A volume and deal value During the third quarter of 2018, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 131 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $16 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 113 and $104.6 billion in the second […]

Orphan drug access varies across multiple markets

European countries differ in their value assessment of new orphan drugs, but steps can be taken to create a more harmonized, comparable and rational evidence-based decision-making system in Europe, two experts from the London School of Economics Health reported at the Ninth Orphan Drug Congress 2018. The presentation by Aris Angelis and Panos Kanavos covered […]

Big data: The future in healthcare is sooner than we think

Data is, of course, driving the future of healthcare. Stakeholders across the industry have been widely preparing for the Big Data transformation and how to put the data to best use. At the recent Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference titled “Embracing Disruption for a New Era in Health,” several experts examined how to […]