Deals In Depth: February 2022
Five $1bn+ alliances were penned in February. Topping the list was a potential $2bn deal between Code Biotherapeutics and Takeda to leverage Code Bio’s proprietary targeted 3DNA non-viral genetic medicine delivery platform to design and develop gene therapies for a liver-directed rare disease program, plus central nervous system-directed rare disease programs. Takeda has the right to exercise options for an exclusive license for four resulting programs.
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Two $1bn+ alliances were penned in October. Financing reached $7.7bn in biopharma, $636m in device, and $140m in diagnostics.
During Q3, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $15.4bn and drew in $37.6bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $550m, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $1.9bn.
During Q3, biopharmas brought in an aggregate $18.1bn in financing and device company fundraising totaled $5.1bn; while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players raised $771m.