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Highlights from the Q3 2008 review of pharmaceutical and biotechnology dealmaking: Financing dollar volume was more than twice that of Q2 with 105 deals bringing in over $4.4 billion, but not one IPO to be found. M&A dollars also nearly doubled to $23 billion in the third quarter--versus the previous three months--and of the 26 transactions with known values, more than half were over $100 million. Alliances saw activity focused primarily in two areas: drug delivery and large molecules, each category with 16 deals apiece. Total potential deal value (for the 43 alliances with known values) reached $4.5 billion, over one and a half times that of the previous quarter.
Highlights from the Q1 2008 review of pharmaceutical and biotechnology dealmaking: there was a drought in biopharma financings--particularly from the public markets with only two completed IPOs--but VC funding was strong and made up 40% of the total. M&A activity was also down and saw only one multi-billion dollar deal. In alliances, oligonucleotides were the subject of seven biopharmaceutical collaborations and accounted for most of the quarter's dealmaking money.
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