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Amanda Micklus

Principal Analyst, Datamonitor Healthcare

Connecticut, US
Amanda has been tracking corporate strategy and business development activities in the biopharma and medtech industries for more than 10 years. She is a principal analyst with Informa’s Datamonitor Healthcare where she researches and analyzes trends in corporate strategy and dealmaking, and compiles reports for clients. Amanda also writes trends pieces for Informa’s IN VIVO and START-UP publications, and contributes to Informa’s Strategic Transactions deals database, researching and writing analyses on individual biopharma and medtech transactions. Before joining Informa, Amanda spent five years at Purdue Pharma, working as a market research analyst and information searcher. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry-Business from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Long Island University.

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Deals In Depth: February 2020

Sangamo licensed Biogen zinc finger protein transcription factor candidates in an alliance worth over $2bn. Exercising an option it gained in 2017, Takeda bought celiac disease-focused PvP Biologics for up to $330m in earn-outs. A strong showing of IPOs prompted biopharma financing to increase from last month.

Deals Market Intelligence

Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, March 2020

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced February 2020.

Deals Financing

Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q4 2019

Device financing during 2019’s final quarter totaled $1.6bn, a substantial decrease from Q3’s $4.05bn. Merger and acquisition activity, almost doubled from the previous quarter reaching $6.1bn; Stryker’s 4.7bn takeover of Wright Medical was the only billion-dollar transaction. Financings by diagnostics/research players totaled $1.3bn (the lowest quarter of the year) and eight companies were acquired, five of which together were valued at $981m.

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Deals In Depth: January 2020

Nurix and Sanofi signed a $2.55bn deal using DELigase DNA-encoded libraries to targeted protein degradation therapies for the three targets. Lilly enhanced its immunology pipeline with the $1.1bn takeover of Dermina and its atopic dermatitis antibody lebrikizumab. Biopharma financing was slightly up, while device funding somewhat decreased.

Deals Market Intelligence

Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, February 2020

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced January 2020.

Deals Financing

Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q4 2019

Financing for biopharma companies increased by 19% in Q4 to $15.8bn. M&A value quadrupled, compared with Q3, thanks to nine billion-dollar-plus transactions, led by the buy-out of Nestle Skin Health, now Galderma.Among the key alliances of Q4 were recurring themes of gene therapy and oncology, but also big investments in oligonucleotide technologies.

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