Deals Of The Week: Allena/Althea, Almirall/Menarini, Bausch & Lomb/Ista
Earn-outs are more frequent in biotech M&A deals these days, but private investors also are becoming more savvy in terms of tracking earn-outs and which ones are more likely than others to pay off.
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