BIO 2022 Notebook: Deal Values In The Eyes Of The Beholders
News and views from day 3 of the BIO annual meeting include business development insights, such as Sanofi's global head of BD Alban De La Sabliere's promise that big pharma has no hidden agenda and an AbbVie BD exec's observations that lower company valuations have not led to lower asking prices. Also, BIO chairman and Nkarta CEO Paul Hastings' optimism that biotech will rebound and Venus Williams' Sjogren's disease story draws a crowd.
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INFOGRAPHIC: M&A deals valued at $10bn or more were scarce in 2021, as the industry focused on easier-to-integrate bolt-ons. Alliance activity increased, but the average value on licensing and partnership deals was lower than in 2020.