Valeant is a top pharma company active in partnering, licensing and M&A in generic pharmaceuticals.
Valeant has a well-defined business development strategy which is focused on growth driven by merger, acquisition and partnering.
Partnering is an important supporting pillar of the overall strategy to supplement and strengthen core pipeline and our position as a late stage and marketed pharmaceuticals leader.
Valeant’s partnering process
Little is disclosed by Valeant about its partnering process, so we have to establish a position using past partnering and M&A activity to suggest an approach of interest to Valeant as follows:
Summary of Valeant’s partnering interests
Valeant’s partnering interests can probably be summarized as follows:
M&A – the company is interested in acquiring companies that provide a complementary match with Valeant’s existing business, making use of or adding to existing infrastructure and product portfolio
Asset purchase – the company is a frequent acquirer of last stage product assets in its primary therapy focus areas
Licensing – the company is a frequent licensee of last stage product assets in its primary therapy focus areas
Distribution/marketing – the company will often exploit distribution and marketing relationships in order to expand market penetration
Therapy focus – recent deal activity suggests a focus on dermatology, central nervous system, oncology and infective diseases.
Valeant are less routinely present at partnering events throughout the year when compared to other bigpharma companies. This is probably due to its emphasis on late stage and marketed product opportunities.
For a full list of forthcoming partnering events where you could meet with Valeant in person visit Current Partnering’s Event calendar.
Contacting Valeant for partnering
Valeant can be contacting in relation to partnering through a number of channels.
Here is a list of the most common channels:
Partnering events: face to face contact is generally considered the most effective form of contact. Partnering events not only allow face to face contact but also contact with multiple companies for the price of one flight and hotel reservation. This benefit makes partnering events the most cost effective method of making personal introductions as a start point for partnering discussions.
Direct contact: there are several sources of direct contact with Valeant business development team
- Phone: Picking up the phone and speaking with an individual is the best form of non-face to face contact as it allows your name and voice to be remembered and associated with an opportunity.
- Email: Sending an email is another good way of making contact. Ideally, research the individual responsible for the therapy/technology area being targeted and get in touch. Valeant do not publish a list of contacts on their website, so unless you cannot find a direct contact elsewhere use the contacts here.
- LinkedIn: Business to business contact is increasingly taking place via LinkedIn, the global online networking channel. Many of Valeant business development executives have LinkedIn profiles and can be found by viewing the company’s profile. Visit Valeant LinkedIn page here
Available reports from Current Partnering
Report: Partnering Deals and Alliances with Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Report: Partnering Deals and Alliances with Big Pharma
Available resources for deal coverage for Valeant
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