Global Merger and Acquisition Terms and Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 2010-2017
The Global Merger and Acquisition Terms and Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 2010-2017 report provides details of the latest merger and acquisition (M&A) agreements announced in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and other lifescience sectors. Fully revised and updated, the report provides details of M&A agreements from 2010 to 2017.
The report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter M&A deals. The majority of deals are acquisitions whereby the acquirer acquires the target company in a cash and/or equity transaction.
Merger and acquisition is a constant activity within the biopharma sector. In the past, biopharma companies have sought to merge or acquire competitor companies in order to achieve critical mass both in R&D and sales and marketing, thus ensuring continued growth and dominance in a highly competitive and global marketplace.
In 1987, the largest ten companies were responsible for approximately twelve percent of global pharmaceutical sales. By 2002, this figure had become nearly fifty percent. This concentration was principally due to big pharma mega mergers.
The rewards offered for the successful marketing and sale of a block buster drug are enormous, therefore it is not surprising to see big pharma seeking ways of maximizing returns. Licensing has often been a means of achieving such global presence, but increasingly big pharma has sought to acquire its way into the major pharmaceutical markets. Until recently the mega merger was a popular means of growing presence globally; however the last few years have seen a concentration on smaller acquisitions to bolster R&D pipelines.
This report focuses on M&A between big pharma-big pharma, big pharma – smaller company, big biotech-big biotech, big biotech – smaller company, and smaller company-smaller company, providing a detailed insight into all such deals.
This report contains links to M&A deal records since 2010 including where availale online copies of actual merger and acquisition contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by biopharma companies and their partners.
Contract documents provide the answers to numerous questions about a prospective partner’s flexibility on a wide range of important issues, many of which will have a significant impact on each party’s ability to derive value from the deal.
For example, analyzing actual company agreements allows assessment of the following:
What are the precise merger or acquisition terms agreed between the parties?
What is the plan of merger and how will it be implemented?
What is actually being acquired by the acquiring company?
What is the payment structure for the deal?
What are conditions of merger or acquisition?
What are the rights of shareholders and dissenters?
How are the key terms of the agreement defined?
How are IPRs handled and owned?
Who is responsible for what in the acquisition?
How is confidentiality and publicity managed?
Under what conditions can the deal be terminated?
Which boilerplate clauses does the company insist upon?
Which boilerplate clauses appear to differ from acquisition to acquisition?
Which jurisdiction does the company insist upon for agreement law?
The initial chapters of this report provide an orientation of M&A dealmaking and business activities. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the report, whilst chapter 2 provides an analysis of the trends in M&A as well as a discussion on the merits of the type of deal.
Chapter 3 provides an overview of the structure of M&A deals. The chapter includes numerous case studies to enable understanding of M&A deals.
Chapter 4 provides a review of the leading M&A deals since 2010. Deals are listed by headline value. Where the deal has an agreement contract published at the SEC a link provides online access to the contract via the Current Agreements deals and alliances database.
Chapter 5 provides a review of the top 50 most active biopharma companies in M&A. Where the deal has an agreement contract published at the SEC a link provides online access to the contract via the Current Agreements deals and alliances database.
Chapter 6 provides a comprehensive review of M&A financials for deals announced since 2010, including headline value, providing both benchmark data and access to individual deal financials.
Chapter 7 provides a comprehensive and detailed review of M&A deals signed and announced since 2010 where a contract document is available. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the actual contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand.
The report also includes numerous table and figures that illustrate the trends and activities in M&A deal making since 2010.
In addition, a comprehensive appendix is provided organized by M&A company A-Z, industry sector, therapeutic target, and deal type definitions. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the deal record and where available, the contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand.
In conclusion, this report provides everything a prospective dealmaker needs to know about M&A partnering in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products.