NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Campbell Alliance, an inVentiv Health company and an industry leader in biopharmaceutical and medical technology consulting, will release the results of its fifth annual Dealmakers' Intentions study during a Super Session at the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, Ill., at McCormick Place.
The Dealmakers' Intentions 2013 study results represent input from all the major pharmaceutical markets, capturing expectations for deal activity, supply and demand for assets at different stages of development, and approaches to valuation. Interesting findings to emerge from the study include:
"Dealmakers on both sides of the table should be prepared for 2013 to be one of the most active years in recent history," said Jeff Stewart , Director, Corporate Development Center of Excellence, Campbell Alliance. "This will be driven by the increasing need for out-licensers to access capital and in-licensers to access new products. The discount rate spread has increased to the point where valuations that were simply too far apart in 2012 now can be fully in line even in the face of different commercial projections."
Specifically for in-licensers, 2013 may be a great time to pursue early-stage oncology assets, while they can expect to face competition for clinical-stage and marketed oncology assets. Similarly, early-stage antibiotic and dermatology assets are relative buyers' markets. Other therapeutic areas are relative sellers' markets and must be approached with due consideration. It is important for in-licensers to remain objective in valuing assets and to carefully weigh the organizational fit of assets under consideration.
"For out-licensers, the market appears to be shifting in their favor," added Stewart. "To turn this positive outlook into successful deals, however, out-licensers will need to provide more pricing and market access justification in their non-confidential materials and bridge the valuation gap through credible validation of the commercial opportunity."
A summary of the study results will be presented during a Super Session at the BIO International Convention on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00pm CT, followed by a panel discussion involving senior industry executives. Panelists for this Super Session will include:
Additional information about Dealmakers' Intentions 2013, including access to a white paper summary of the results, is available here: http://www.campbellalliance.com/dealmakers.
About Campbell Alliance
Campbell Alliance, an industry leader in biopharmaceutical and medical technology consulting, is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. 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 three Centers of Excellence—Commercial, Medical, and Corporate Development—each of which offers a range of services to a critical area of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology industries. Each of our Centers of Excellence is a dedicated consulting team whose members are highly specialized and offer deep expertise in their chosen areas. From its locations in New York City, Raleigh, NC, Parsippany, NJ, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, London and Zurich, Switzerland, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit http://www.campbellalliance.com.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv offers convergent services that deliver extraordinary outcomes to clients whose goal is improving human life. In 40 countries around the world, inVentiv's 13,000 employees help clients rapidly transform promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv clients include more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies, as well as companies that now see health as part of their mission. 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 management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.
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