Recent Financings of Private Companies, November 2012
This article was originally published in Start Up
START-UP's monthly comprehensive review of emerging life science companies that have received venture funding during the month, including companies in in vitro diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and research/analytical equipment & supplies.
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Two $1bn+ alliances were penned in October. Financing reached $7.7bn in biopharma, $636m in device, and $140m in diagnostics.
During Q3, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $15.4bn and drew in $37.6bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $550m, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $1.9bn.