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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 Shaping The Medical Industry, November 2019

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 October 2019.

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Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q3 2019

During Q3, biopharma company fundraising reached $13.3bn, mostly from follow-on public offerings, which again made up the most of those dollars. Despite numerous deals valued at $100m+, M&A activity was the lowest of the year. Many of the biggest partnership deals were centered around the inflammation/immune area.

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Deals In Depth: September 2019

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma paid $3bn up front in a wide-ranging deal involving multiple "vant" companies owned by Roivant. Lundbeck acquired what could be an important asset in the CGRP migraine market with the takeover of Alder for nearly $2bn in up-front and earn-out payments. Device financing surpassed pharma financing due to a $2bn debt offering by Alcon.

Deals Market Intelligence

Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, October 2019

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 September 2019.

Deals Financing

Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q2 2019

Device financing totaled $2.3bn for Q2 2019, with the debt category bringing in the most money. Merger and acquisition deals reached an aggregate $9.1bn (a 25% increase from Q1), thanks mostly to 3M’s  $6.7bn takeover of Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries. Diagnostics/research financing, which totaled $2.4bn, showed a significant rise from the previous quarter, while diagnostics/research tools M&A values, at $233m, exhibited a steep decline.

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Deals In Depth: August 2019

Celgene was involved in the two largest alliances of August: one to divest a product to satisfy regulatory conditions of its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb and the other to develop adoptive cell therapies. There was continued acquisition activity in the CDMO market as Cambrex was bought out by investment firm Permira. Biopharma and device funding were both down.

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