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CurrentPartnering, May 2013
Powerful Intelligence for Dealmakers...
Current Agreements is a premium subscription database providing comprehensive business information and intelligence with access to thousands of contract documents, giving coverage of all deals and alliances across the life sciences sector.
Current Agreements allows you to:
- Discover actual contract terms between alliance partners
- Benchmark partnering payment deal terms
- Identify companies partnering in your interest area
- Track competitor deal making activity
- Access detailed financial data
- Monitor deal trends in your areas of interest
- Review thousands of alliance contract documents
Saving you time and money whilst negotiating smarter deals.
Who is Current Agreements for?
Current Agreements is an invaluable resource for business executives in the healthcare sector including:
- Senior executive management
- Business development and licensing
- Technology transfer managers
- Outsourced service providers
- Legal, financial, investment, patent and consultancy
The database is comprised of thousands of individual deal, alliance and M&A records providing a detailed description and categorization of each deal component. Every deal record is supported by extensive source material such as press releases, SEC disclosures and contract documents, company presentations and other company sourced disclosures where available, ensuring the user can be confident the data presented can be verified if necessary.
The extensive deal categorization process ensures every deal is fully integrated into the database alongside similar deals. Users can search with either simple keywords or advanced search and filter techniques.
Each deal record includes the following key information accessed via onscreen tabs:
- Summary overview: Includes key data such as deal title, date, parties to the deal
- Termsheet: Bulleted summary of key deal terms
- Detailed categorization: The deal by categories – from industry sector, stage of development, therapy area, deal type through to geographic location
- Deal financials: Detailed breakdown of payment terms
- Press release: Full text as published by company(s)
- Contract: Full text of contract document as filed with regulatory body
Each tab is completed to the fullest extent possible using publicly available sources.
CurrentAgreements Coverage and Sources
Database category coverage
Every entry in the CurrentAgreements deals and alliances database is categorized to the fullest extent possible using the following fields:
- Industry sector
- Therapy areas
- Technology type
- Deal components
- Stage of development
- Geographic focus
- Excluded geography
The following provides a more detailed description of each field used when categorizing the scope of each database deal entry.
Every deal is categorized according to the industry focus of each of the parties to the deal using the following categories:
- Drug delivery
- Medical devices
- Consumer health
- Specialty pharma
- Generic pharma
- Animal health
- Research tolls
- Service companies
Where relevant, every deal entry is categorized by the therapy focus of the alliance activity, down to the individual disease. The following top level therapy areas are covered, each being divided into numerous subcategories:
- Hospital care
- Central nervous system
- Cosmetic products
- Dental care
- Genetic disorders
- Hormonal disorders
- Sensory organs
Each database deal entry is categorized by the type of technology included in the deal between the parties, where relevant.
In-depth analysis of every deal ensures comprehensive categorization according to the components of the deal. The following categories are included:
- Asset purchase
- Collaborative R&D
- Contract service
- Equity purchase
- Joint venture
- Royalty financing
- Spin out
- Sub license
M&A activity is tracked in a separate dedicated database within the CurrentAgreements subscription.
Stage of development
Every deal entry is categorized according to stage of development at the time of signing, where relevant and available. The following categories are used:
- Phase I
- Phase II
- Phase III
The geographic focus of each deal entry is captured, where available to enable users to filter search results to specific geographic location. Geographic focus is assigned using the following hierarchy:
Excluded geography is used where a deal entry explicitly states that one of more territories are excluded from the deal.
Excluded geography is assigned using the following hierarchy:
The following online sources have been used to provide content for the CurrentAgreements deals and alliances database.
Individual press releases as found on company websites or other distributors of press release announcements as made publically available from time to time.
Contract documents provided in the database are sourced from the SEC website.
Company presentations within the database are sourced from the SEC website.
Additional deal information
Any additional deal information has been obtained from publicly available sources including company websites, SEC filings, conference presentations or personal discussion between company representatives and our experts. Where relevant, sources have been identified to allow data verification.
All financial values in this database have been expressed in US$. Where an amount was originally reported in a currency other than US$, the
online currency exchange xe.com was used to obtain an exchange rate between the relevant currency and US$ on the date of the deal announcement. The US$ amount then determined, was entered into the database.
All terms used in the CurrentAgreements database are explained in the Definitions section, available to subscribers from each database entry page
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