Deals In Depth: December 2019
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.
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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 and targeted oncology treatments dominated the biggest acquisitions of the year. Boehringer Ingelheim and Roche were the most active big pharma in-licensers. Cancer and neurology were the focus of most alliances and financings.