healthcare deal-making

The evolution of the asset-centric approach in biotech venture capital

In this episode of Conversations in Healthcare, Mike Ward speaks with Francesco De Rubertis, co-founder and managing partner at Medicxi, about the evolution of the biotech venture capital model and the emergence of the asset-centric approach.   Mike Ward: I’m delighted to be joined by Francesco De Rubertis, a co-founder and managing partner at Medicxi, […]

Celebrating 30 years of BioWorld

BioWorld™ has built an enduring relationship with everyone in the drug development and medical technology sectors. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we reflect on how the publication has changed over the years to accommodate shifts in media consumption and industry needs.   BioWorld has built an enduring relationship with everyone in the drug development […]

Biopharma M&A activity in Q4 2019 47% higher than in Q4 2018

Understand the key drivers and trends of Q4 2019 biopharma business development activities, and get a preview of what’s in store for Q1 2020.   Total disclosed biopharma mergers and acquisitions (M&A) value increased in the fourth quarter of 2019. Disclosed deal value of the top 10 biopharma M&As increased by 47% to $24.9 billion […]

Report: Biopharma licensing eclipsed $33 billion in Q2 2019

Earlier this year, we released an in-depth analysis of 2018 biopharma deals activity. Today’s blog examines more recent biopharma partnering activities, focusing on licensing deals in the second quarter of 2019.   Biopharma licensing booms with a 47% increase compared to Q2 2018 Total disclosed biopharma licensing exhibited strong growth in worldwide spend during the […]

The AbbVie-Allergan Acquisition and the Road Ahead

Have allergan’s CNS and ophthalmology franchises been underestimated? AbbVie’s long-term growth strategy finally shapes up with the acquisition of Allergan. The acquisition gives an immediate scale and profitability to AbbVie’s growth, bringing new therapeutic segments which include Allergan’s leading medical aesthetic business. AbbVie’s strategic portfolio diversification was widely anticipated to minimize its overt dependence on […]

Oncology landscape stays hot for dealmakers

Intense competition for dealmaking in oncology “shows no sign of abating.” That’s the key takeaway from recent analysis developed by Jamie Munro and Helen Dowden, of Clarivate Analytics. Their article, “Oncology dealmaking trends,” was featured in the Biopharma Dealmakers supplement to Nature Biotechnology and Nature Reviews: Drug Discovery. Munro, global practice leader, portfolio and licensing, […]

Neuroscience lures dealmakers despite drug development challenges

While no other therapeutic area matches oncology in dealmaking volume, neurology is “among the nearest contenders.” That’s the main theme of recent analysis developed by Jamie Munro and Helen Dowden, of Clarivate Analytics. Their article, “Trends in Neuroscience Dealmaking,” was featured in the Biopharma Dealmakers supplement to Nature Biotechnology and Nature Reviews: Drug Discovery. Munro, […]

Life sciences licensing deals in the fourth quarter of 2017: updates and trends

During the fourth quarter of 2017, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence registered 1,107 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector compared to 1,043 in the third quarter and 1,035 in the fourth quarter of 2016.   High-value deals: worth $0.5 billion or more We […]

Notable licensing deals in the biopharma industry in Q3 2017

Introduction During the third quarter of 2017, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence registered 949 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) added as part of its ongoing coverage of pharmaceutical licensing activity compared to 1,007 in Q2 this year and 1,023 in Q3 the previous year. High-value deals: potentially worth $0.5 billion or more Approximately 40 high-value new […]