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Beware the Liability Gaps in Biotechnology M&As

Mike Yeager, Senior Underwriting Specialist, Chubb Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a source of growth for the biotechnology industry. Even the financial crisis has not significantly slowed this trend. In fact, a weakened global economy may have further fueled consolidation as biotechnology companies sought additional efficiencies in R&D, procurement or administration. Since many biotechnology companies have complex corporate structures—some with hundreds of subsidiaries—executives at acquiring companies recognize that along with the benefits of the Read More >

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Bonus: Monday Partnering!

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Ifyou read our post about the partnering milestones for the BIO Business Forum this year, what we’re about to announce may not come as much surprise.  The BIO Business Forum is adding a new member to the family: Monday. Originally, the event was taking place from Tuesday, the 28th until Thursday, the 30th.  But due to the trend we’re seeing, it’s clear to us that you simply want more meetings.  Opening Monday as an additional Read More >

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Attend a Free Webinar on One-on-One Partnering

  BIO is pleased to invite you to the following event: Getting the Most out of BIO One-on-One Partnering Webinar Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT Price: FREE   Interested in the BIO Business Forum this June in Washington DC?  Or is your company already participating and would like to learn more?  Do you know how to create a profile to most effectively target the right matches for you?  How to Read More >

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Biotech IPO Update for May 18th, 2011

There are now eight biotech IPOs for 2011, bringing the total for the recent US IPO window to 28. Post-IPO performance is finally picking up with the median return at +14% for these 28 IPOs. Advanced BioHealing was scheduled to IPO this week, but Shire (SHGPY) came in with a $750M offer to buy the company. Sagent Pharmaceuticals (SGNT) was the most recent IPO, back in April. Sagent is a specialty pharma company selling injectable Read More >

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How to Win Free Stuff at BIO Business Forum

We’re doing something fun with Partnering this year.  For presenters at the BIO Business Forum, you can attend the Executive Presentation Workshop, where you’ll have the chance to win a one-on-one, face-to-face meeting with your choice of any of our outstanding judges.  Plus, get your company presentation for free! How? Polish up your 30-second elevator pitch! Because this is a workshop on honing your presentation skills, the contest is following suit: during the workshop, you’ll be Read More >

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