Number of deals, deal values and multiples increase in pharma and healthcare industries

BVWireIssue #101-1
February 2, 2011

Investment bank Berkery Noyes released its Pharma & Healthcare Information and Technology Industry M&A Trends Report. Both reports include analysis of merger and acquisition activity in 2010 and comparisons with activity in the three previous years. According to the investment bank:

  • Total transaction volume increased by 13 percent over 2009, from 199 in 2009 to 224 in 2010.
  • Total transaction value increased by 81 percent over 2009, from $6.43 billion in 2009 to $11.62 billion in 2010.
  • Both the median EBITDA and revenue multiples have increased from 2009, with the EBITDA multiple rising 36 percent from 8.1 to 11.0 and the revenue multiple rising 50 percent from 1.2 to 1.9.
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