Deals In Depth: January 2016
Nestle Health signed a $1.9 billion microbiome deal with Seres; Thermo Fisher paid $1.3 billion for fellow life sciences company Affymetrix. Biopharma and device financing totaled $2.9 billion and $254 million, respectively.
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The January Nestlé Health-Seres alliance nets Seres one of the biggest up-front payments in several years for an ex-US product license, while Nestlé shows its continuing commitment to building a portfolio of GI nutritional therapeutics – an area where development efforts have been slow to take shape.
Sangamo licensed Biogen zinc finger protein transcription factor candidates in an alliance worth over $2bn. Exercising an option it gained in 2017, Takeda bought celiac disease-focused PvP Biologics for up to $330m in earn-outs. A strong showing of IPOs prompted biopharma financing to increase from last month.
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.