2016's Top Biopharma Dealmakers
Immuno-oncology continued to dominate pharma alliances in 2016, and cancer was once again the leading therapeutic area by volume in both partnerships and financings. Pfizer rebounded from its failed Allergan takeover in 2015 to do the largest M&A of 2016, Medivation.
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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.