Senior Deals Analyst, Biomedtracker
Deanna has been tracking deal-making activity in the biopharma and medtech industries since 2000. She is currently a Senior Deals Analyst for Biomedtracker and had previously contributed to the Strategic Transactions deals database. Deanna authors a Quarterly Statistics article and other monthly trend pieces for In Vivo. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont..
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Six $1bn+ alliances were penned in June. Topping the list was Eisai’s potential $3.1bn collaboration Bristol-Myers Squibb for the co-development and co-commercialization of Eisai’s antibody drug conjugate MORAb-202 in Japan, China, select countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the US, Canada, Europe (including the EU and UK), and Russia. The candidate is in Phase I in Japan and Phase I/II in the US for anti-folate receptor alpha-positive solid tumors.
Four $1b+ alliances were penned in May. Topping the list was Bristol-Myers Squibb’s deal with Agenus under which BMS will be granted a global exclusive license to the late-preclinical antibody program AGEN1777 along with a second undisclosed target. Agenus received a $200m up-front payment and could get up to $1.36bn in development, regulatory, and commercialization milestones, plus tiered royalties in the low double-digit to mid-teen range.
Two $1bn+ alliances were penned in April. Vertex and Obsidian entered into an agreement surrounding the discovery of therapies that regulate gene editing for the treatment of serious diseases. Obsidian is eligible for up to $75m in up-front payments and research milestones and could get another $1.3bn in potential milestone payments across up to five potential programs. Artios signed a three-year global research collaboration with Novartis to discover and validate next-generation DNA damage response targets to enhance Novartis’ radioligand therapies. In the top April M&A by deal value, Thermo Fisher and publicly traded contract research organization PPD announced a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will pay $47.50 per share (a 23% premium to the 10-day pre-announcement average) in cash for PPD, for a purchase price of $17.4bn plus the assumption of approximately $3.5bn of net debt. Financing reached $14.6bn in biopharma, $1.2bn in device, and $2.4bn in diagnostics.
Dealmaking Quarterly Statistics, Q1 2021: Boston Scientific, Roche Start The Year With Billion-Dollar-Plus Acquisitions
During the first quarter, medical device company mergers and acquisition totalled $10.2bn, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $5bn.
During Q1, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $34.8bn and drew in $35bn in potential deal value (PDV) from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $10.2bn, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $5bn.
To open the year, biopharmas brought in an aggregate $33.2bn in financing and device company fundraising totaled $2.8bn; while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players raised $7bn ($6.1bn).