Navigation Links
Pfizer - Wyeth: Good Deal – Bad Deal?
Date:1/23/2009

If Pfizer and Wyeth merge to create a $60 billion company, will it be a good deal or a bad deal? Fintan Walton, PhD, CEO of PharmaVentures, says, ‘This is potentially a bad deal for both companies.

Oxford, UK (PRWEB) January 23, 2009 -- If Pfizer and Wyeth merge to create a $60 billion company, will it be a good deal or a bad deal? Fintan Walton, PhD, CEO of PharmaVentures, says, ‘This is potentially a bad deal for both companies. By 2012, the merged company will have lost $25bn with products coming off-patent with the current pipeline only replenishing $2.5bn in that time’.

Dr Walton continues, ‘It will be a major distraction to the merged entity and will mean that the merged company will potentially lose the opportunity to buy up biotechnology companies and their pipelines - leaving their competitors to do so. So, post merger, the rich pickings would have gone elsewhere’.

On the positive side, any potential merger would allow Pfizer to gain access to new therapies, for instance to vaccines, and to share in the remaining years of Enbrel, which is co-marketed with Amgen. Pfizer have complementary Central Nervous System (CNS) portfolios, and so the combined company will have a strong CNS presence. Dr Walton says, ‘As a combined company, there would be 20 products in Phase III, which sounds impressive, but they will need to rationalise to make the business work’.

PharmaDeals Review will be reporting on any potential monopoly issues, although the PharmaVentures’ business analysts say there is no obvious bar to any merger going ahead.

About PharmaVentures PharmaVentures (www.pharmaventures.com) assists pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the world in all aspects of deal making. The Company's core business is the provision of tailored transaction advisory services to the Life Science industry. PharmaVentures is based in Oxford, UK, and employs over 35 people. With offices in the USA, the Company works for a variety of clients from start-ups to global corporations. PharmaVentures publishes PharmaDeals Review (ISSN 1756-7874 online publication) providing expert opinion and analyses in the pharmaceutical and biotech field.

Contact Information
Fintan Walton, PhD
Mob Phone: +44 (0) 7887 548820

PharmaVentures
Magdalen Centre
Oxford Science Park
Oxford OX4 4GA, UK
Related article:
‘Wyeth Acquisition Could be Major Distraction for Pfizer’, PharmaDeals Review, Issue 103, published 23 January 2009.

Enquiries and a copy of the article is available from:
Lisa Holloway
Tel: +44 (0)1865 784 176

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/01/prweb1905804.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
2. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Prescription for Safer Drugs Discussed in Washington
3. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: A New Prescription for Safer Drugs
4. Former Pfizer Patent Attorneys Join Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
5. Pfizer Closes La Jolla Campus Due to Continuing Fire Emergency
6. AUDIO From Medialink and Pfizer: Help Is Available for Caregivers and for Loved Ones
7. A Major Gift of Art and History: U-M Receives 45 Significant Medical Paintings From Pfizer
8. Novo Nordisk Settles With Pfizer On Patent Infringement Suit
9. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Helping Uninsured Americans Achieve New Years Resolutions to be Healthier
10. IPM Reaches Landmark Agreement with Pfizer to Develop FDA-Approved Antiretroviral Drug as Vaginal Microbicide
11. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: February is National Heart Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pfizer - Wyeth: Good Deal – Bad Deal?
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... digital self-scheduling readily available to physicians. The integration will enable Allscripts users ... select appointments via Everseat’s free mobile app. , The partnership gives Everseat substantial ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... 32224, February 26th: Amateur & Professional Divisions - Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm ... 10:00pm | Ticket Prices $30, Social Media: http://www.USPoleSportsFed.org , Facebook: ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Workrite Ergonomics, who is celebrating their 25th year of ... to being an internationally recognized leader in their industry. , "We are very proud ... President of Workrite. “Workrite recognized the importance of good ergonomics before most of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... Anxiety of older Americans over steep cost increases of prescription drugs is at ... to The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Since last fall, TSCL has ... costs. “The implications are chilling, particularly for people with chronic health problems,” says ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... and staff helped give free oral screenings to 150 children in kindergarten through ... , The College of Dental Medicine joined Chinese American Dental Society of Southern ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016 Immune Pharmaceuticals ... company, announced today that it has filed a patent ... and other cancers. --> ... cancer by administration of Ceplene (histamine dihydrochloride) in combination ... methods of predicting the efficacy of Ceplene and IL-2 ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Feb. 10, 2016  The ALS Association, in partnership with ... Challenge to generate a biomarker to track TDP43 aggregation. The ... to a $1 million investment. --> ... that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal ... and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Feb. 10, ... result of a synergistic confluence of various ... unique value propositions, previously unavailable. These opportunities ... convergence and convergence, in turn, drives the ... Today,s entrepreneurial scenario is characterized by technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: