In the North American pharmaceutical industry, there were 36 private equity deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $1.9bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $750m investment by Blackstone Life Sciences Advisors in Moderna was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Pharmaceuticals Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, private equity deal activity in North America increased by 58% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $1.2bn and fell by 39% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume remained flat in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 10% lower than in Q1 2023.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in North America in Q1 2024 were KeyCorp; Capital One Financial; Brentwood Capital Advisors with 3, 2, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in North America in Q1 2024 were Kirkland & Ellis; McDermott Will & Emery; Bass, Berry & Sims with 4, 4, 3 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Buyouts and Direct Investments done by Private Equity firms.