portfolio & licensing

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 […]

Women have their say as all-female panel talks biopharma investment, technology trends

This article is part of an ongoing series from Clarivate Analytics celebrating women in STEM with profiles of female scientists, inventors, researchers, and corporate leaders featured in BioWorld, Derwent, Web of Science, and Publons. See more articles in this series, or follow our online campaign using #WomenAtClarivate. One of the hottest tickets in town during […]

Oncology, driven by the promise of IO, dominates biopharma deals landscape

Spurred by the promise of immuno-oncology (IO), oncology dominated the biopharma dealmaking landscape last year, a new article by Jamie Munro and Helen Dowden, of Clarivate Analytics, shows. The acute interest in IO continues a trend, the article noted: The technology has been a factor in 32 of the 35 multibillion-dollar oncology licensing deals over […]

Life sciences M&A deals in the fourth quarter of 2017: updates and trends

During the fourth quarter of 2017, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 122 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $92.3 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 121 and $30.1 billion in the third quarter and 111 and $22 billion in […]

Partnering priorities: Do your homework, tell your story

Companies use meetings like BIO CEO and BIO International as sounding boards for fine-tuning company strategy, weighing, for example, the wisdom of taking an asset all the way through to commercialization or teaming up with a strategic partner.