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Top Life Science M&A Deals and Trends in 2013

Posted on 13 February 2014

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With over 450 deals announced, 2013 was a big year for mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences.

Key findings:
• Over 450 M&A deals announced during 2013, down from 500+ in 2012.
• The top 100 deals alone had a combined value of $150 billion.
• The leading M&A deal of the year was the acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher in a deal valued at $13.6 billion.
• Twenty-six deals had value of or exceeding $1 billion.
• Most 2013 M&A deals involved big biotech and big pharma companies snapping up smaller companies in order to bolster pipeline and capabilities.
• An increasing number of deals are now incorporating contingent payments based on the future success of acquired company assets in achieving market launch and commercial success.

Derived from Current Agreements, the following is a summary of the key M&A deals trends of 2013 including most active acquirers, industry and therapy focus of acquired companies. There’s also full details of the top 50 life science M&A deals by deal value including acquired company, acquirer, headline value and other financials, industry sector and therapy area focus of the acquired company, plus link to full deal record supplied by our proprietary deals and alliances database.

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