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Daiichi buys Plexxikon for $805mm up front, plus earn-outs

Executive Summary

Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. will pay $805mm in cash to acquire privately held drug discovery company Plexxikon Inc., a move that will greatly expand the Japanese pharmaco's oncology business. The deal has also been sweetened with up to $130mm in launch-related earn-outs based on PLX4032, Plexxikon's lead candidate for malignant melanoma.
Deal Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Drug Discovery Tools
      • Bioinformatics
      • Genomics-Proteomics
  • Pharmaceuticals
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Includes Earnout
    • Full Acquisition
    • Payment Includes Cash
    • Acquisition of Private Biotech

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