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M&A Watch 2015 Q1

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Healthcare M&A Watch 2015 Q1 Report Highlights

Total investment in healthcare M&A shrunk 17.5% in Q1 2015 despite more deals

  • The value of pending and concluded mergers and acquisitions fell to $97.9 billion, down from $118.7 billion in Q4 2014.
  • The number of transactions rose to 294 in Q1 2015 from 279 deals in Q4 2014 and 285 deals in Q3 2014.
  • Providers accounted for $18 billion in pending and completed M&A deals Q1 2015, down 23% from Q4 2014.
  • Four of the top five deals in Q1 2015 involved pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences firms. The biggest: AbbVie’s $21 billion acquisition of Pharmacyclics.

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