Deal Watch: ICON, PRA Health Form Massive CRO In $12bn Merger
Plus deals involving Sanofi/SIRION, Merck KGAA/Day One, Beijing Tide/Graviton, Vaccinex/Surface Oncology, Athena/Tris, Biomunex/Onward, Cellectis/Cytovia
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Totals for aggregate deals and in the M&A, alliance and divestment categories were similar among the 10 busiest deal makers from 2020 to 2021, but COVID-19 may have driven a more hectic deal-making pace overall in 2020.
Biogen is Capsigen’s first partner, while Dyno Therapeutics has also entered into deals potentially worth billions with large drug and biotech firms.