Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q2 2015
A look at financing, M&A and alliance activity April–June 2015
Q2 biopharma financing reached $15.4 billion, a slight increase over the previous quarter; leading the M&A activity was CVS' $11.8 billion buy of Omnicare; and AstraZeneca and Juno were the two most active dealmakers in cancer immunotherapy, a popular therapeutic focus of Q2 alliances.
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Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced February 2020.
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