Two Mega-Mergers Were Just The Highlights Of A Year Of Major Deals
BMS/Celgene and AbbVie/Allergan were the biggest biopharma deals by dollar value in 2019, and the third and seventh largest ever. The year saw 23 deals valued at $1bn or more, including 20 M&A agreements.
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COVID-19 drove down both deal-making and biopharma “firepower” for part of 2020, but the industry began rebounding. This year should see significant bolt-on M&A activity and technology-driven alliances, according to EY.
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A PwC analysis finds biopharma aggregate deal value declined 87% during the first half compared to the second half of 2018; deal volume dropped 17%. The pandemic was a cause, but not the only factor.