Healthcare industry records 103 deals worth $55.3 billion in December 2020
One big-ticket deal contributes 70.5 per cent of the total deal value in December 2020
In December 2020, the healthcare industry reported 103 deals worth $55.3 billion as compared to the last 12-month average (December 2019 to November 2020) of 83 deals worth $13.5 billion.
AstraZeneca to acquire Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharma company, for $39 billion or $175 per share was the big-ticket deal which contributed 70.5 per cent of the total deal value in December 2020. Other top deals during the period were EQT IX Fund to acquire Recipharm AB, a contract development and manufacturing organisation, for approximately $2.1 billion; Les Laboratoires Servier SAS to acquire commercial, clinical and research-stage oncology portfolio of Agios Pharmaceuticals, a biopharma company, for up to $2 billion and Gilead Sciences to acquire MYR GmbH for $1.7 billion.
|Deal Date||Acquirer (s)||Target||Deal Value|
|12-Dec-20||AstraZeneca Plc (UK)||Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (US)||39,000.0|
|14-Dec-20||EQT IX Fund (Sweden)||Recipharm AB (Sweden)||2,116.8|
|21-Dec-20||Les Laboratoires Servier SAS (France)||Oncology Business of Agios Pharma (US)||2,000.0|
|10-Dec-20||Gilead Sciences Inc (US)||MYR GmbH (Germany)||1,755.0|
|10-Dec-20||Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Germany)||NBE-Therapeutics AG (Switzerland)||1,428.2|
VC investments value decreased in December 2020
The healthcare industry reported 112 venture capital (VC) deals worth $3.8 billion in December 2020, compared to the last 12-month average (December 2019 to November 2020) of 121 deals worth $3 billion.
Tempus Labs, a technology company specialised in advancing precision medicine through the collection and analysis of molecular and clinical data, raising $200 million in series G-2 financing round to expand its operations and establish its work in other disease areas, including infectious diseases, depression, and cardiology; Nuance Biotech, raising $181 million in series D round of financing to support its ongoing research and development of its existing products and business development of potential new assets, and Cullinan Oncology, raising $131.2 million in series C round of financing are the major VC deals reported in December 2020.