Senior Deals Analyst
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The year's biggest M&A deal, along with billion dollar alliances marked out December's dealmaking credentials.
Five $1bn+ alliances were penned in November. Topping the list was a potential $4.5bn deal between Arcturus Therapeutics and CSL Seqirus.
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.
Just one $1bn+ alliance was penned in September compared to eight that were signed in August.