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March 15, 2019updated 03 Jan 2022 10:33am

Pharma deal activity for Q4 2018 reaches $21.11bn

Total pharma deals worth $21.11bn were announced during Q4 2018, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

 

 
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The value marked a decrease of 6.32% over the previous quarter and a drop of 64.84% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $60.07bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 7.18% over the last four-quarter average with 388 deals against the average of 418 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $16.64bn.

The top announced deal, as tracked by GlobalData, in Q4 2018 was GlaxoSmithKline’s $5.1bn acquisition of TESARO.

The article considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData Financial Deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

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Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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