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Medius Deal Watch November 2017

For some time now, Medius has noted that corporate acquisitions are in decline. And this month’s statistics bear that out – only one company acquisition was announced; that of Ocera Therapeutics by Mallincrodt. All the other five purchases in the top 20 were partial acquisitions, with buyers acquiring a division of a company or making a minority investment. Even the acquisition of the Stelic Institute by Mitsubishi Tanabe was preceded by Stelic splitting itself into two parts, with Mitsubishi Tanabe acquiring the gastro-intestinal assets alone.


Licensor/Acquisition Target
Deal Type Headline ($m)

Loxo Oncology


Licence to develop and commercialise 1,550


Johnson & Johnson

Licence to research, develop, and commercialise 1,452


Bayer AG

Drug discovery collaboration 1,110

Principia Biopharma


Licence 805

Halyard Health

Owens & Minor

Acquisition of division 710
Click here to view the top 20 deals for November 2017


The full report also contains:

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  • The cost of not doing a deal
  • Platform deals
  • High scoring teams from big pharma

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Interested in reading the past issues? 

  • Download the Deal Watch October 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch September 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch August 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch July 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch May 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch April 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch March 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch February 2017 HERE
  • Download the Deal Watch January 2017 HERE
  • Download the 2016 annual review HERE
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