Biotech Equity, M&A Activity Set to Surge

Abrams, Sandra Lea
January 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;1/31/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the booming of biotechnology company activity in equity markets. In the biotech sector, from a deal flow perspective, there are a lot of companies across the board that are making plans in terms of M&A activity, in terms of follow-ons and most definitely in terms of IPOs. If a biotech equity wave does occur, it will be driven by different factors than those fueling a typical healthcare sector boom. Bankers cautioned that a biotech sector upswing is not a guaranteed event, as concerns about the sector's future still linger. Biotechs, as opposed to healthcare service companies are not driven by revenues and cash flow.


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