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EP Vantage Pharma & Biotech 2014 in Review

EP Vantage Pharma & Biotech 2014 in Review

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Despite a wobble in the spring, the pharma and biotech sector came back stronger than ever, racking up a record-breaking $212 billion in M&A transactions.  

The feel good factor also extended to IPOs. Largely fuelled by investor appetite for immunotherapy, 2014 boasted 87 flotations, raising a combined $6.3 billion, one of the best hauls since the genomic bubble of 2000.

LISTEN: Amy Brown, News Editor, EP Vantage joins FierceBiotech Radio to talk about her retrospective look at a big year for biotech and peek ahead at what might be in store for 2015.

Key highlights include:

  • Specialty pharma M&A frenzy, including the $66 billion purchase of Allergan, helped drive the $212 billion in M&A transactions; eclipsing the $152 billion spent in 2009
  • IPO filings doubled from 44 in 2013 to 87 in 2014; total amount raised jumped from $2.9 billion to $6.3 billion
  • UK-based biopharma company, Circassia, broke IPO records with $332 million debut
  • Venture capital funding rose by 33% to $6.5 billion
  • FDA drug approvals rose 43% from 2013 with impressive tally of 50 new drugs
  • Eli Lilly was the best performing big pharma stock in 2014 with shares up 35%
  • GlaxoSmithKline was the worst performing stock with shares down 15% in the year

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