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The End Of Generics Mergers? Too Much Effort, No Reward!

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There has been $150bn worth of merger and acquisition activity since 2012 in the generic medicines arena, yet the sector is more fragmented than it was five years ago. CEOs and analysts from the generics sector believe that investor-propelled moves towards greater consolidation have been thwarted by the market agility of smaller companies. And now the cost of M&A has burdened major generics firms with debt.

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