Pharma’s Oncology Focus: Some Key Drivers With Pros And Cons For Patients

Just in the first ten days of the brand-new year – 2019, three important oncology focused acquisitions were announced by three top global pharma companies. On January 03, 2019, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that it will acquire Celgene for a hefty sum of USD … Continue reading

Drug Innovation and Pharma M&As: A Recent Perspective

The 21st CEO Survey 2018 of PwC highlights a curious contradiction. This is based on what the Global Pharma Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) had articulated regarding their business outlook for 2018 and beyond. The report says: Despite highly publicized hand … Continue reading

Key Drivers And Long-Term Impact of Pharma M&A in India

Corporate M&A is increasingly considered an integral part of the organization’s growth strategy for value creation, by a large number of pharma companies, across the world. In tandem, it throws open many other doors of opportunities, such as reduction of … Continue reading

Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategy For Sustainable Business Excellence

For an enthusiast, witnessing any organization growing consistently, is indeed exhilarating. This becomes even more interesting at a time when challenges and frequent surprises in the business environment become a new normal. A robust short, medium and long growth strategy … Continue reading

Discretionary ‘Non-Compete Clause’ in Pharma FDI: An Intriguing Decision

As I had commented before, the MNC investors, while acquiring controlling stake in the Indian pharmaceutical companies, henceforth, would not be generally allowed to include any ‘non-compete clause’ in their agreement with the Indian promoters. However, this clause may be … Continue reading

Pharma FDI: Damning Report of Parliamentary Panel, PM Vetoes…and Avoids Ruffling Feathers?

An interesting situation emerged last week. The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Commerce proposed a blanket ban on all FDI in brownfield pharma sector. Just two days after that, the Prime Minister of India vetoed the joint opposition of the Department … Continue reading

Could M&As in Pharma create significant stakeholder value?

At the very outset, I pay my homage to the departed soul of our industry colleague respected Amar Lulla, former joint managing director of Cipla, who passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 after a prolonged battle against cancer. As … Continue reading

A time to keep our nose to the Grindstone – Competition Act will take care of M&As, come June 2011

Full control of powers on Mergers and Acquisitions of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) effective June 1, 2011, has now been notified. In this evolving scenario, it is indeed difficult to understand, why is the FDI issue on M&A … Continue reading