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Sanofi/Genzyme: Emblematic of What Big Pharma's Buying Now

Sanofi-Aventis' much publicized pursuit - first hostile, then friendly - of Genzyme dominated biopharma news flow for more than half a year, with well timed information leaks and dramatic "he said, he said" commentary from the firms' CEOs. Such back and forth ensured continued high profile coverage until the companies officially affianced. But beyond the drama, the $20.1 billion deal, among the largest since the 2009 mega-mergers between Pfizer and Wyeth and Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp., is worth discussion because it provides insight into what now drives big pharma dealmaking in the post-blockbuster era - and how companies want to pay for it.

BioPharmaceutical Legal Issues

Highlights From Pharmaceutical Strategic Alliances: The Importance Of Emerging Markets

One of the key take-aways from a wide-ranging hour-long panel discussion on emerging markets at Elsevier Business Intelligence's 20th Pharmaceutical Strategic Alliances meeting was the notion that drugmakers cannot implement a one-size-fits-all strategy when building a presence in important new markets. Participating in the forum were Mervyn Turner, PhD, chief strategy officer of Merck , Jean-Michel Halfon, president and general manager of Pfizer's emerging markets business unit, and Robin Arnold, a consultant with IMS Health.

BioPharmaceutical Middle East and Africa

Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Deal Statistics Quarterly, Q2 2010

Highlights from the Q2 2010 review of pharmaceutical and biotechnology dealmaking: Biopharma companies raised a total of $3.4bn through 96 financings. Twenty-one acquisitions together reached $20.2bn, thanks to five deals each exceeding $3 billion - in aggregate accounting for 91% of the M&A total. The alliance volume was up to 115 transactions for a total of $2.8 billion in pre-commercialization money, with seven deals surpassing the $100 million mark.


Deals Shaping the Medical Industry (06/2010)

The dealmaking column is a survey of recent transactions, including strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, and financings, in the life sciences industries. Deals are listed by the following industry sectors: in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and research/analytical instrumentation and reagents. All transactions are excerpted from Elsevier's Strategic Transactions database, providing comprehensive transaction coverage from 1991 to the present.

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