Non-core divestments in pharma could herald an increase in IP-rich deal making 02 Nov 17
Merck Group, Pfizer and Eli Lilly have, in quick succession, announced that they are considering moves to sell large, non-core parts of their businesses. Intellectual property, and its valuation, would inevitably play a large part in such transactions. But perhaps more significantly, the pressures for consolidation and specialisation which are driving these sales may also spur a new wave of patent-driven pharmaceutical deals in coming years.
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