Health Care Deal News- April 23, 2012

 

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April 23, 2012 Issue:

 

  1. Recent Health Care M&A Deals 
  2. First Quarter M&A Results--
    2011 Saw A total of 249 Deals Worth $34.0 Billion
  3. Spotlight on: Biotechnology
  4. Conference Calendar

 

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

Biotechnology

Acquirer

Target

Price

GlaxoSmithKline plc

Respiratory strategic alliance (Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.)

$1.16 billion

www.gsk.com

www.fiveprime.com

 

Merck & Co.

Agreement to develop Vintafolide cancer drug candidate (Endocyte, Inc.)

$1.0 billion

www.merck.com

www.endocyte.com

 

Pharmaceuticals

Acquirer

Target

Price

www.piramalhealthcare.com

www.bayer.com

 

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Mexican generic drug portfolio (Atlantis Pharma)

$71.0 million

www.valeant.com

http://atlantis-pharma.com/web/

 

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rights to VLY-686 (Eli Lilly & Co.)

$100.0 million

www.vandapharma.com

www.lilly.com

 

Other

Acquirer

Target

Price

SXC Health Solutions

Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.

$4.4 billion

www.sxc.com

www.chsi.com

 

 

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First Quarter M&A Results--
A Total of 249 Deals Announced Worth $34.0 Billion

The first quarter of 2012 saw a strong merger and acquisition market in the health care industry. Based on preliminary figures, a total of 249 deals were announced in 13 sectors worth a combined total of $34.0 billion. While the nine services sectors garnered the majority of the deal volume, the four technology sectors took the lion's share of dollar volume.......Read more 

 

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Spotlight on: Biotechnology
In March's largest biotech deal, the Belgian firm ThromboGenics NV (Euronext: THR) is entering into an agreement with Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) for the commercialization of ocriplasmin outside of the United States. This product candidate is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic VMA........Read more

 
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