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Above is an overview of recent industry M&A activity. For additional information, see the charts below or follow the link to the left to download complete transaction tables broken out by industry subsectors.
See below for additional information about industry trading comps and transaction relevant articles from the past week.
Allergan Diffuses Botox Threat With $195 Million Bonti Buy
Allergan has agreed to pay $195 million to acquire Bonti, a startup founded by former Allergan executives focused on creating a new botulinum neurotoxin.
California-based Bonti raised a $15.5 million series C in January to push its botulinum neurotoxin serotype E (BoNT/E) candidate EB-001 through the end of an ongoing phase 2 trial and start a second phase 2 study. The funds were also earmarked for market research efforts. EB-001 is being developed in two programs: EB-001A for "facial aesthetic" applications and scar reduction following surgery for skin cancer, and EB-001T for focal muscle pain.
Allergan's Botox-a different serotype of botulinum neurotoxin-is used cosmetically too, but it is also marketed for the treatment of overactive bladder and chronic migraine, among other conditions. Bonti's EB-001 works similarly to Botox, but it acts more quickly and its effects don't last as long. EB-001 acts within 24 hours and its effects last about three to four weeks, compared to onset of action between three and seven days and a duration of effect of about three to four months. These properties may make EB-001 "well-suited" for applications such as the treatment of postsurgical and nonsurgical musculoskeletal pain, Bonti said at the series C close.
Below are summaries and charts with the past week's transactions from the different healthcare sectors. For a detailed table showing data for each industry transaction click on any of the charts or use the download link above. Total transaction values are provided in USD millions.