Biotechnology Report 2016: Beyond Borders – Returning To Earth

Figure 1 US and European biotechnology centers at a glance 2015

by Ernst & Young
In 2016, the biopharma world is on somewhat unfamiliar footing. After five years of market cap gains and increasingly buoyant capital markets, biotech’s fortunes peaked in 2015. The biotech industry’s cumulative market cap has dropped precipitously over the past nine months. As this year’s Beyond borders report describes, although new records were set in cumulative revenue, net income and R&D spend, growth rates in all three categories have slowed. […] Read more

When Do Acquirers Invest In The R&D Assets Of Acquired Science-Based Firms In Cross-Border Acquisitions?

Table 1 Sample firm characteristics

by Elsevier Ltd.
Drawing on a multiple case study of acquisitions of UK biopharmaceutical firms, we develop an analytical framework that elucidates how key determinants of the knowledge base of science-based firms and their combinations through M&As interact and affect post-acquisition investment in the target’s R&D projects. […] Read more

Chemicals M&A: Emerging Technologies

Chemicals M&A: Emerging Technologies

by Accenture
Mergers and acquisitions in the global chemicals industry have tumbled from their highs of the 2007­-2009 period, jolted by the Great Recession and despite the steady, albeit gradual, recovery in chemicals markets since then, M&A has not returned to those past levels. The reasons for the M&A slowdown are likely due to the uncertainty of global economic health, greater diligence in managing financials (i.e. debt and cash), volatile exchange rates and prices and a digestion of the major acquisitions of the recent past. […] Read more

Firepower Fireworks: Focus, Scale And Growth Drive Explosive M&A

Firepower fireworks Focus, scale and growth drive explosive M&A

by Ernst & Young
Record biopharma M&A exceeded US$200 billion in 2014, well over twice the average annual deal volume seen in the last decade, as companies used deal making to satisfy the strategic imperatives of increasing focus, scale and/or growth. A convergence of forces fueled the fireworks, including rising equity valuations, historically low interest rates and prodigious firepower. […] Read more

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