June 11, 2015
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Much-Anticipated Annual Dealmakers’ Intentions Study From inVentiv Health Consulting Firm to be Released at 2015 BIO International Convention
NEW YORK – June 11, 2015 – Campbell Alliance, the consulting firm of inVentiv Health, will release the results from its seventh annual Dealmakers’ Intentions Study and review the greatest opportunities for buyers and sellers of biopharmaceutical assets during a panel at this year’s BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. A presentation of the study results will take place during a Super Session on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 114.
The Dealmakers’ Intentions 2015 Study includes input from all major segments of the biopharmaceutical industry. It captures expectations for deal activity throughout the rest of 2015, explores supply and demand for assets at different stages of development and reviews various approaches to valuation. For example, the study notes that buyers’ demand for preclinical and phase III assets overshadows supply across several therapeutic areas which will likely result in significant increase in asset value this year. The study also found sellers possessed a more optimistic outlook than buyers for the balance of 2015.
“The level of dealmaking activity in 2014 was the highest it has been since 2009 and this year’s activity is set to surpass it,” said Neel Patel, Vice President, Campbell Alliance. “But this time, M&A activity is being fueled by small and mid-cap biopharma buyers, who are flush with cash. And the details of what we found across the sector should be of interest to anyone looking to buy or sell an asset in 2015.”
Entitled “Riding the Bull Market: What’s in Store for Biotech Dealmakers in 2015?,” the session will also involve a panel discussion with industry experts, including David Donabedian, Vice President, Head of Ventures and Early Stage Collaborations, AbbVie; Asthika Goonewardene, Senior Biotech Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence; Patrick Verheyen, Global Head, Business Development, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; and Timothy P. Walbert, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Pharma.
While the record pace of licensing/acquisitions has continued into 2015, there have been early signals of a potential slowdown. These signals include increased expectations of acquisitions with earn-outs over outright acquisitions and greater financing options available to emerging companies, which pose a viable alternative to licensing.
For additional information about Dealmakers' Intentions 2015, including access to a white paper summary of the results, visit inVentiv Health booth #837 at the BIO conference or inVentivHealth.com/CampbellAlliance/BIO2015 and follow #Dealmakers2015 on Twitter.
About Campbell Alliance
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting arm of inVentiv Health and an industry leader in biopharmaceutical consulting. The firm's clients include all of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous emerging and midsize firms. Campbell Alliance is organized into five Practice Areas – Commercial Excellence, Commercial Strategy, Market Access, Medical and Corporate Development – each of which offers a range of services to a critical area of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Each of our Practice Areas has a dedicated consulting team whose members are highly specialized and offer deep expertise in their chosen areas. From its 13 office locations, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit inVentivHealth.com/CampbellAlliance.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health is a top-tier professional services organization that accelerates the clinical and commercial success of biopharmaceutical companies worldwide. Through the services of a global Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and a unique Contract Commercial Organization (CCO), inVentiv Health helps clients improve performance to deliver much-needed therapies to market. With 13,000 employees providing services to clients in 70 countries, inVentiv Health designs best practices, processes and systems to enable clients to successfully navigate an increasingly complex operating environment. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv Health management team. For more information, visit inVentivHealth.com.
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