Gene Therapy Deal-Making Trends, 2012-17

  • ID: 4489136
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 62 pages
  • Datamonitor Healthcare
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A robust deal-making market has enabled gene therapy drug development to be advanced and adequately funded through alliances and financings, and in many cases has provided exits for investors through acquisitions. The volume of deals in each of these transaction types has experienced some fluctuation during 2012-17, but generally is on an upward trend as companies aim to capitalize on a market that has been reinvigorated with the strong scientific and commercial argument for cell and gene therapies, particularly chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies.

Among acquisitions, there was virtually an even split between targets focused on in vivo gene therapies, or "gene" therapies, and those concentrating on ex vivo "cell and gene" therapies. However, large pharmaceutical buyers were more likely to acquire in vivo therapy developers, reflective more of the disease focus of the target company rather than the overall gene therapy development strategies of the acquirers. Alliances, too, did not show a preference for one approach over the other, but gene therapy companies were more active in aggregate financing than cell and gene therapy players, possibly an effect of the emergence only within the last few years of start-ups founded around CAR-T and other cell and gene therapies.

The broad field of gene therapy may be broken down into two main categories: gene therapy, which mainly involves the in vivo administration of genes, packaged into viral or non-viral vectors, directly into cells inside of the body; or cell and gene therapy, which comprises the ex vivo genetic modification of cells. Certain datasets within the report are split in this manner.

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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2 GENE THERAPY DEAL-MAKING ACROSS THE INDUSTRY

  • Deal volume is generally increasing, supported by alliances
  • Outlier transactions, especially in acquisitions, have contributed to peaks in gene therapy values in certain years

3 GENE THERAPY ACQUISITIONS

  • There has been a steady increase in the volume of gene therapy acquisitions
  • Acquisitions have reached multibillion-dollar values, thanks to outlier transactions
  • Both gene therapies, and cell and gene therapies, are the subjects of acquisitions
  • Besides oncology, another active therapy area target in acquisitions is blood diseases
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4 GENE THERAPY ALLIANCES

  • Aggregate value for alliances has reached $30bn
  • As time goes on, upfront payments represent a lower proportion of total deal value
  • The top 10 deals captured a large part of the total value
  • Over time, cell and gene therapies have become more of a focus in partnerships
  • Oncology gene therapies are subject of the most alliances
  • Bellicum, a CAR-T developer, is the most active gene therapy in-licenser
  • Bibliography

5 GENE THERAPY FINANCINGS

  • Companies working in gene therapy have raised $14bn through various financing types
  • Gene therapy developers were more active in financing
  • Cell and gene therapy companies lead the top 10 grossing IPOs
  • Gene editing was well represented in top 10 gene therapy venture rounds
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6 DEAL-MAKING CASE STUDIES IN GENE THERAPY

  • Pfizer commits to gene therapy with Bamboo Therapeutics
  • CAR-T is worth billions to Gilead
  • Biogen and the University of Pennsylvania form a lucrative industry/academic partnership
  • Vertex turns to gene editing as another way to extend its cystic fibrosis franchise
  • Bibliography

7 APPENDIX

  • Scope
  • Methodology

List of Figures
Figure 1: Gene therapy deals by volume and deal type, 2012-17
Figure 2: Most gene therapy deal activity is through partnerships: proportion of gene therapy deal volume by deal type, 2012-17*
Figure 3: Gene therapy deals by value and deal type, 2012-17
Figure 4: Acquisitions in gene therapy represent the largest value: proportion of gene therapy deal value by deal type, 2012-17
Figure 5: Gene therapy acquisition volume and value, 2012-17*
Figure 6: Gene therapy acquisition volume by category, 2012-17*
Figure 7: Gene therapy acquisition volume proportion by gene therapy category, 2012-17*
Figure 8: Gene therapy acquisition volume by therapy area, 2012-17*
Figure 9: Gene therapy alliances volume and value, 2012-17*
Figure 10: Upfront payments are decreasing as a proportion of total value in gene therapy deals, 2012-17*
Figure 11: Upfront and total value averages on gene therapy deals, 2012-17*
Figure 12: Gene therapy alliances volume by category, 2012-17*
Figure 13: Cell and gene therapies are taking a greater share of alliances, 2012-17*
Figure 14: Gene therapy alliances volume by therapy area, 2012-17*
Figure 15: Annual gene therapy alliances volume by therapy area, 2012-17*
Figure 16: Gene therapy deals by therapy area and category, 2012-17*
Figure 17: Cell and gene therapies in oncology: alliances volume and value, 2012-17*
Figure 18: Leading companies in gene therapy in-licensing, 2012-17*
Figure 19: Big Pharma and Mid Pharma gene therapy in-licensing volume by category, 2012-17*
Figure 20: Gene therapy financings by volume, 2012-17*
Figure 21: Gene therapy financings by value, 2012-17*
Figure 22: Public offerings represent a smaller share in volume, but dominate the value in gene therapy, 2012-17*
Figure 23: Gene therapy average per financing values, 2012-17*
Figure 24: Gene therapy financing volume by category, 2012-17*
Figure 25: Gene therapy financing volume proportion by gene therapy category, 2012-17*
Figure 26: Public offering volume proportion by gene therapy category, 2012-17*
Figure 27: Private placement volume proportion by gene therapy category, 2012-17*
Figure 28: Pfizer and Bamboo Therapeutics: deal structure
Figure 29: Gilead and Kite Pharma: deal structure
Figure 30: Biogen and the University of Pennsylvania: deal structure
Figure 31: Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics: deal structure

List of Tables
Table 1: Top 10 gene therapy acquisitions by value, 2012-17*
Table 2: Top 10 gene therapy alliances by value, 2012-17*
Table 3: Top 10 gene therapy IPOs, 2012-17*
Table 4: Top 10 gene therapy venture financings, 2012-17*

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