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Maureen Riordan

Senior Deals Analyst

Connecticut, US
Maureen has been with Strategic Transactions for 20 years, first as a Research Analyst, now as a Senior Deals Analyst, with a brief in-between stint as Editor/Contributor for Start-Up company profiles. In her current role, she primarily researches, analyzes, writes, and edits summaries involving current biopharma and medtech deals – which appear in the ST database and the monthly dealmaking section of In Vivo – and also writes and updates legacy deals. Maureen regularly co-authors a quarterly statistics column covering deal trends in both the biopharma and medtech industries for In Vivo. Prior to joining Strategic Transactions, Maureen was a corporate librarian in a management consulting firm fielding search requests for in-house analysts, and then spent two years with Lexis-Nexis as a customer consultant having daily contact with client subscribers to teach database searching techniques. Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Niagara University, and a Master of Library Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

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Deals in Depth: March 2024

Two $1bn+ alliances were penned in March. In the top alliance by deal value, Merus NV will use its Triclonics anitbody platform to discover new dual tumor-associated antigens targeting trispecific antibodies for Gilead Sciences. Merus will lead early-stage research activities for two programs, with an option to pursue a third. Gilead will have the right to license programs developed under the collaboration after the completion of select research activities. If Gilead exercises its option to license any such program from the collaboration, Gilead will be responsible for additional research, development and commercialization activities for such program. The deal could be worth up to $1.5bn for Merus.

Deals Financing

Deals in Depth: February 2024

Just one $1bn+ alliance was penned in February, compared to ten in the previous month. In the top alliance by deal value, Neomorph and Novo Nordisk entered into a potential $1.46bn agreement for the discovery, development, and commercialization of molecular glue degraders (MGDs) for cardiometabolic and rare diseases. The collaboration brings together Novo Nordisk's expertise in those disease areas with Neomorph's MGD discovery platform. Neomorph will lead discovery and preclinical activities against selected targets with Novo Nordisk having the right to exclusively pursue further clinical development and commercialization of the compounds.

Deals Financing

Deals in Depth: January 2024

Ten $1bn+ alliances were penned in January. In the top alliance by deal value, Shanghai Argo Biopharmaceutical entered into exclusive collaboration with Novartis Pharma for two undisclosed Argo cardiovascular disease programs, one in Phase I and another in Phase I/IIa. Novartis gets an exclusive global license to develop and commercialize the Phase I program and also receives an option to potentially license compounds directed against up to two additional targets. For the Phase I/IIa program, Novartis gets an exclusive license worldwide except in Greater China. The deal could be worth up to $4.17bn for Argo.

Deals Market Intelligence

Dealmaking Quarterly Statistics, Q4 2023

During Q4, biopharma merger and acquisition deal value reached $63bn and drew in $75.4bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $4.8bn, while in vitro diagnostics and research tools players’ M&A activity totaled $3.4bn.

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Financing Quarterly Statistics, Q4 2023

During the fourth quarter, biopharmas brought in an aggregate $13.1bn in financing and device company fundraising totaled $1.1bn; while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players raised $459m.

Deals Financing

Deals in Depth: December 2023

Six $1bn+ alliances were penned in December. In the top alliance by deal value, Biokin and its SystImmune subsidiary licensed Bristol Myers Squibb exclusive rights to develop and commercialize its cancer candidate BL-B01D1 worldwide, excluding Mainland China where SystImmune retains rights. BMS will pay $800m up front, up to $500m in contingent near-term payments, and up to $7.1bn in development, regulatory, and sales milestones, for a total potential consideration of up to $8.4bn.

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