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Mega Mergers

When it comes to M&A, Informa Pharma Insights has got it covered. Our readers benefit from exclusive executive interviews with industry leaders and expert analysts on business, pipeline and M&A strategy, broad and detailed coverage on implications of deal-making from antitrust to quality compliance, commercial and R&D infrastructure, regional repercussions and the impact on existing partners. 2019 has already been notable for major deals, from the closing of the $62bn Takeda/Shire acquisition to the agreed purchases of Celgene for $74bn by Bristol-Myers Squibb and of Allergan for $63bn by AbbVie, to Pfizer’s plan to merge its Upjohn generics business with Mylan. 

Click and drag the timelines below for each of the mega mergers

 1) Pfizer’s Upjohn/Mylan

Key Facts:

  • Deal announced on 29th of July 2019
  • Deal not yet completed 
  • Expected to close mid-2020

2) AbbVie's acquisition of Allergan (deal value $63bn)

Key Facts:

  • Deal announced 25 June 2019
  • Deal Not yet completed
  • Expected to close early 2020

3) Bristol-Myers Squibb’s acquisition of Celgene (deal value $74bn)

Key Facts:

  • Deal announced on 3rd of January 2019
  • Deal not yet completed
  • Expected to be late 2019 or early 2020


4) Takeda's acquisition of Shire (deal value $62bn)

Key Facts:

  • Rumours confirmed on 19 April 2018
  • Deal announced on 8 May 2018
  • Deal completed 7th  January 2019

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