Health Care Deal News- September 24, 2012

 

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September 24, 2012 Issue:

 

  1. Recent Health Care M&A Deals 
  2. Spotlight on: Venture Capital
  3. Spotlight on: Pharmaceuticals
  4. Webcast Calendar

Recent Health Care M&A Deals

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Acquirer

Target

Price

BGI-Shenzhen

Complete Genomics

$117.6 million

Thoma Bravo, LLC.

Mediware Information Systems, Inc.

$195 million

LABORATORIES, MRI, AND DIALYSIS

Acquirer

Target

Price

 Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

 Pan Labs - Pharmacology Unit

 N/A

MANAGED CARE

Acquirer

Target

Price

 ACE Limited

 Asuransi Jaya Proteksi

  80% of stock

PHARMACEUTICALS

Acquirer

Target

Price

 Bionomics Limited

 Eclipse Therapeutics

 $9.98 million

 

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Spotlight on: Venture Capital
Most of the venture capital raises we see these days involve companies developing new drug therapies to solve the world’s health problems or new devices to fix a broken body part.  Most of the time, it is difficult to understand the science of what is involved, even though we all know what the goal is.  So it is nice when there is a successful company that is growing, profitable, cost-effective, easy to understand, and most importantly, able to raise $45 million to continue its expansion plans........Read more
 

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Spotlight on: Pharmaceuticals
The only other billion-dollar deal of the month  (actually announced during the Labor Day weekend, so technically a September deal) involved a Canadian company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) going south of the border to buy Arizona-based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE: MRX) for $2.6 billion.  Medicis specializes in the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions in the U.S and Canada, and on a combined basis, the two companies will have $1.7 billion in dermatology revenues........Read more

 
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