Deals In Depth: May 2019
As it plans to focus on core therapy areas following the Shire acquisition, Takeda divested dry eye drug Xiidra to Novartis for up to $5.3bn. 3M bought wound care firm Acelity from an investor consortium led by Apax partners for $6.7bn. Both pharma and device financing was up over the previous month, with strong showings from debt offerings.
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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 January 2020.
Gene therapy dominated the top December deals, with a $2.9bn alliance between Roche and Saretpta for DMD treatment SRP9001, and Astellas's $3bn acquisition of Audentes Therapeutics. Follow-on public offerings made up close to or more than half of both biopharma and device financing.