Big Pharma’s Busiest Deal-Makers In 2021 Were Less Prolific Than In 2020
Totals for aggregate deals and in the M&A, alliance and divestment categories were similar among the 10 busiest deal makers from 2020 to 2021, but COVID-19 may have driven a more hectic deal-making pace overall in 2020.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Roche/Genentech was the busiest deal-maker in big pharma for second consecutive year in 2021, followed by Sanofi, Takeda, Lilly, Novartis and Pfizer.
Firm’s annual biopharma firepower report notes there were no mega-mergers in 2021 and the conditions continue to make smaller deals and partnerships a better risk proposition.
Ahead of the usual flurry of deal-making in January, Roche gets retinal cell therapy candidate from Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Pfizer subsidiary Amplyx licenses antiviral candidate to Vera, and GSK expands neurology tie-up with Ligand.