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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: May 2022

In the top May alliance by deal value, Amphista Therapeutics and Bristol Myers Squibb aim to discover and develop targeted small-molecule protein degraders by leveraging Amphista's proprietary Eclipsys platform. BMS gets exclusive global rights to resulting products. Amphista will receive a $30M upfront payment, up to $1.25B in performance-based milestone payments, payment for a limited expansion of the collaboration, as well as royalties on global net sales.

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Deals In Depth: April 2022

In the top April alliance by deal value, Jazz Pharmaceuticals acquired exclusive global development and commercialization rights to Werewolf Therapeutics' WTX-613. Preclinical WTX-613 is an engineered IFN2b cytokine pro-drug that is activated specifically within the tumor microenvironment where it can stimulate IFNα receptors on cancer-fighting immune effector cells. Jazz expects to submit an IND application to the FDA for WTX-613 in 2023. Jazz paid $15M up front and Werewolf is eligible to receive development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments of up to $1.26bn, plus royalties.

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Dealmaking Quarterly Statistics, Q1 2022

During Q1, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $9.9bn and drew in $51.2bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $4.6bn, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $52.5m.

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Financing Quarterly Statistics, Q1 2022

During Q1, biopharmas brought in an aggregate $17.9bn in financing and device company fundraising totaled $2.2bn; while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players raised $1.5bn.

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Deals In Depth: March 2022

Four $1bn+ alliances were penned in March. Topping the list was a potential $6bn+ deal between Sanofi and IGM Biosciences involving IgM antibody agonists against three oncology targets and three immunology/inflammation targets. The partners aim to use IGM’s IgM antibody technology to develop therapeutics that combine the multi-valency of IgM antibodies possessing 10 binding sites compared to conventional IgG antibodies having only two target binding sites. For each oncology program, IGM will lead R&D activities (and assume related costs) through approval of the first BLA by the FDA or EMA. After that, Sanofi will lead all subsequent development and commercialization activities and gets exclusive global rights. For each immunology/inflammation program, IGM will lead R&D activities through the completion of the Phase I clinical trial for up to two constructs directed to each immunology/inflammation target, after which Sanofi will be responsible for all future development and commercialization.

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Medtech Deals In Depth: February 2022

CooperCompanies' acquisition of Cook Group’s reproductive health business for $875m was the only blockbuster medtech/diagnostics deal in February.

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