Medtech - An attractive market for private equity

Attractive business model coupled with market liquidity are driving up premiums however significant care should be taken on finding the right asset

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Body countouring - The next botox?

Following Allergan's announcement on 13 February of its acquisition of bodycountouring specialist ZELTIQ for $2.7bn...

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The future of UK pharmacies

UK pharmacy valuations have been on the rise driven by significantly more demand than supply for pharmacy acquisitions. The UK…

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  • Andera looks early for cancer immunotherapy February 16, 2019
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  • Earnings on deck February 16, 2019
  • 5AM seizes a new Opportunity February 15, 2019
    5AM Ventures raised $147 million in its first Opportunities fund so the firm can allocate more capital to existing portfolio companies
  • HKEX: where East meets West February 14, 2019
    HKEX CEO Charles Li talks to BioCentury about the health of China’s rising biotech sector, the exchange’s role in connecting East to West and his expectations for 2019.
  • Killing Part D rebates February 9, 2019
    Killing rebates in Medicare Part D is great for biopharma and senior citizens with high drug costs, and bad for PBMs.
  • Genentech takes the wheel February 9, 2019
    First order of business for the new Genentech leadership at Roche will be to up its immunotherapy game if the pharma is to retain its pole position in cancer.
  • Merck KGaA's large-scale partnering February 9, 2019
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