Data from the DealForma database and an analysis were prepared for a story published in Endpoints News looking at top dealmakers in recent biopharma partnerships. We applied certain criteria to filter for deals involving major R&D and commercial rights, namely licensing of biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and technology platforms. This gave us an initial set of over 950 deals form January 2017 to August 2018 among the broader set of 12,000+ deals. We then sorted by upfront cash payments, overall deal values, deal counts, and applied our experience in context to produce tables of top companies and their deal totals.
- The top 10 companies paid over $6.5 billion of the $11 billion-plus in total upfront cash in the 20 months since the beginning of 2017 – 60% of the total from 10 companies.
- This was among 131 deals in the group and $51.3 billion in overall deal value
- We could have added 12 more companies to the list and still see deals with $100 million or more paid up front
- Companies – Large biopharma companies in-licensing or paying for the option to license
- Deals – Development and commercialization deals for technology platforms, preclinical and later compounds (Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, and Approved), medical devices, and diagnostics (full list of criteria in the DealForma platform).
Story Published in Endpoints News: Read the story
Run your own analysis with your DealForma access.
Want data for your analysis? Want us to do it? Subscribers get both.
Schedule your demo of the DealForma database to see how we help you get better reports done faster.
Specifically for Biotech, Pharma, Device, and Diagnostics
More Research by DealForma
Vir Biotechnology and GSK expanded their partnership with a new deal to develop VIR-2482 and mAbs for influenza. This was the largest upfront cash and equity for a partnership signed in Feb. 2021.
Biotech and pharma M&A total deal values slumped in 2020, despite an active year in life sciences dealmaking, with no big standout biopharma deals until late in the second half of the year. We look at the extensive DealForma database to see how life sciences M&A activity shaped up in 2020 in more detail.
This article is a sample from the DealForma Annual Deal Trends Report provided to database subscribers. Data for this analysis was compiled using the DealForma biopharma deals database. We applied initial filters for mergers and acquisitions, therapeutic areas, asset...
Over the last three years, there have been eight M&A deals for companies developing advanced first generation and next gen cancer cell therapies. Six of them have been completed to date.
We looked at 10 years of gene therapy deals, M&A, venture funding, and academic partnerships for an article by John Carroll at Endpoints News.
Biotech reverse mergers have been an alternate way for private biotechnology companies to gain a public listing. Here’s a quick table of over 10 years of deals.
2019 biopharma dealmaking started with a bang as the first quarter saw global biotech and pharma partnering deal values hit $38 billion in 282 deals.
Celgene was among the top investors in cancer biotech companies. This is a look at the top 10 since 2010.
Life Sciences M&A started with a bang in 2019 with one of the biggest deals to date – Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Celgene for $74 billion. We mined DealForma’s extensive database for historical M&A trends in biopharma, medical devices, and diagnostics to get an idea of what might lie ahead in 2019.
Innovative biotech companies are in a stronger position today as far as the value of their assets. We look at oncology deal payments by stage at signing.
You met on Zoom. Now it's Deal Time.
With thousands of company profiles and a decade of deals specifically in biopharma and medtech, you'll take the guesswork out of deal comps. Schedule your customized demo to see how DealForma helps you win that term sheet with better data.
DealForma is the biopharma database providing you comprehensive information and analyst support hours to help you be more confident using quality data in your business development research.
Analysis / Blog