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Deals Of The Week: Wondering Where Have The Private Biotech Take-Outs Gone?

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M&A has slowed for private biotechs this year, as acquisitions are overshadowed by IPOs. AstraZeneca is one of the few big biopharmas actively buying private biotechs. An option-to-acquire deal structure, amply employed by Celgene, is popping up lately.

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