HEALTHCARE INVESTMENTS AND EXITS REPORT

Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits, Annual 2019

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Record Investments and Fundraising Continue

Almost any way you look at it, 2018 was a record year for life science and healthcare companies. We saw new levels of venture fundraising, total investment values, acquisitions and initial public offerings.

Highlights in 2018 include:

  • US healthcare venture fundraising reaches $9.6 billion —a record.
  • US and EU VC investment in life science and healthcare companies surges 50 percent, with biopharma dominating.
  • Biopharma total exit deal value hits $49 billion, including 18 deals valued at more than $1 billion.
  • Device M&A activity increases and IPOs double.
  • Diagnostics/Tools rebound with 10 acquisitions and two high-profile IPOs.

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