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Deal-Making Trends

2020 Could Spell The End Of Mega-Mergers, For Now

Industry experts expect a continued uptick in deals valued between $2bn-$10bn this year as buyers look to add critical mass in areas like oncology, rare disease and cell and gene therapy. Divestitures to free up capital and narrow focus should continue too.

Business Strategies Commercial Companies

The Only Way Is Nasdaq – Part One

The US Nasdaq exchange has become the only option for ambitious UK and European biotechs.

Business Strategies C-Suite Speaks Commercial

Investing In People: Aligning VCs And Today’s Entrepreneurs

In the latest instalment of our VC playbook series, In Vivo sits down with Roel Bulthuis, managing partner at INKEF Capital, to discuss the group’s approach to health care investing in Europe, the importance of funding a team not just a project and how life sciences venture capital is evolving with the emergence of health tech.

Business Strategies C-Suite Speaks Commercial

Creating Stability In A Time Of Transition

UK-centric investment firm Syncona’s model of “founding, building and funding” early-stage biotech companies – with a commitment to the longer term – hopes to help make Great Britain a cell and gene therapy powerhouse.

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In Vivo’s Deals Of The Year 2020: Winners Revealed

For In Vivo's 13th annual Deals of the Year contest, we selected 15 nominees in three categories – Top Alliance, Top Financing and Top M&A. The polls are closed, and it is time to reveal the winners.

Business Strategies Commercial

SPACs Surge In 2020

Despite the COVID-19 chaos felt by many industries in 2020, biopharma IPOs recorded a banner year – including a marked rise in the use of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also known as blank check companies. 

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Are SPACs Good Or Bad For Biopharma?

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) homed in on the biopharma industry in 2020, providing biotech companies with a faster and looser route to the public market. Is there a downside?

Business Strategies Commercial

Deals In Depth: January 2021

BeiGene and Novartis penned a potential $2.2bn collaboration for the development, manufacture, and commercialization of BeiGene’s humanized IgG4 anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody tislelizumab in the US, Canada, Mexico, member countries of the EU, the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Russia, and Japan. Steris entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cantel Medical, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers. The total enterprise value of the deal is estimated at $4.6bn. Financing reached $10.5bn in biopharma, $984m in device, and $2.7bn in diagnostics.

Deals Market Intelligence

Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, January 2021

Derived from Biomedtracker, the Deal-Making column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in January 2021. Data provided by Biomedtracker.

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In Health Care You Don’t Become A Unicorn Overnight

The pandemic has shaken up investor priorities and changed the outlook for health care start-ups – or has it? Nooman Haque managing director, life sciences and healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank, gives his view of what has changed over the past year, and looks at future trends.

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