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Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

Biotechnology company Thermo Fisher has announced that it is to acquire a drug substance manufacturing site from UK pharma player GlaxoSmithKline. Read more

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Contract drug manufacturer Catalent has announced it is to acquire leading gene therapy company Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 billion. Read more

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Major pharma player Roche has announced it will acquire gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics in $4.8 billion deal. Read more

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In an effort to strengthen its cancer treatment portfolio, major pharma company Eli Lilly has announced it is to acquire the biopharmaceutical company Loxo Oncology for $8 billion. Read more

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In a major biopharmaceutical shake-up, Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced that it will acquire Celgene for $74 billion. Read more

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Jennifer Lopez, director, solutions delivery at Maetrics discusses why heightened due diligence is needed for pharmaceutical manufacturers during mergers and acquisitions. Read more

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The Nov/Dec issue of @EPM_magazine is available for download with all the regulars and features on containment, regulatory affairs, the latest in M&A and a round-up of 2018's highlights. Read more

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GSK has announced it will merge its consumer healthcare business with Pfizer, in a major shake-up of the company. Read more

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Pharmaceutical giant GSK has announced a major acquisition of the biotech company Tesaro to help bolster its oncology pipeline. Read more

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This year will be big for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) as interest in treatments is on the rise and deal activity is increasing, reported data and analytics company, GlobalData. Read more

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According to Catalyst Corporate Finance, UK service-based pharma businesses involved in ‘smart’ areas of the market are experiencing heightened interest from domestic and international acquirers. Read more

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According to data from Catalyst Corporate Finance, the UK business of Alantra, 2017 has seen M&A and investment activity in the UK Healthcare sector remain high. Here, Justin Crowther (partner) identifies five significant deals of the year Read more

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In a press statement from the European Commission, it has been announced that the proposed acquisition of Huber Silica by Evonik has been approved, subject to divestment of some of both companies’ activities relating to precipitated silica. Read more

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Despite a downturn in M&A activity during the latter part of 2016, prospects are on the rise. In this article, we analyse what deals are on the table, coming to the table and those that are still in the kitchen waiting to be plated up! Read more

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Alexandre Alain, life science product manager at compliance management company EtQ writes about mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences sector. Read more

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Capsule specialist Capsugel is acquired by major pharma player Lonza, and investment firm KKR. Read more

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Life science mergers and acquisitions are on the rise, but risk management is crucial if M&A deals are to add genuine business value Read more

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It seems we’re never far from a merger or acquisition in the pharmaceutical sector Read more

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Big pharma player Pfizer has inked its long-rumoured deal to buy botox maker Allergan, in what the BBC describes as “the biggest pharmaceuticals deal in history” Read more

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With hostile takeovers on the rise, Mike Straw, CEO of Achieve Breakthrough, looks at how both sides can adapt and succeed Read more

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