Built to Sell: The Life Sciences Deal Climate
New York, US (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
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2013 was one of the most active years on record for life sciences investing. IPOs in the sector tripled and venture investment in life sciences represented 22 percent of all venture dollars spent in 2013. The result: biotech companies made some big exits and achieved high valuations.
However, 2014 is proving more of a mixed bag of activity. According to a recent report by Silicon Valley Bank, while life sciences IPOs are losing steam, M&A is expected to pick up over the remainder of the year.
Please tune into Merrill Datasite’s upcoming webinar where we’ll unveil the recent findings from Silicon Valley Bank’s annual review of life sciences venture deal activity. You will also hear from an esteemed panel of life sciences venture deal experts who will bring additional insight and clarity into current market dynamics:
- The role of big pharma in M&A: does a lack of innovation and R&D at big pharma present M&A opportunities for biotech companies?
- What are the various reasons life sciences companies – both large and small – are experiencing increased venture deal activity?
- Which venture investors (and corporate investors) are most active in biopharma and device companies?
- How are IPOs influencing exit strategies and forecast what’s likely going to happen over the next year?
- Is early-stage biopharma M&A going away?
- What do small companies or startups need to do to achieve fair valuations?
About Merrill DataSite
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