Posts Tagged ‘merger and acquisition’

Creative Destruction in Biotechnology

For all the talk of the numerous biotechnology companies with mere months of cash left and the predictions of looming liquidations, mergers, and acquisitions, it is important to note that a measure of destruction can benefit industry progress. Economy Joseph Schumpeter coined a term for industrial progress through destruction: creative destruction. In this process, growth […]


Will Roche Spin Genentech Off Again?

Does Roche’s recent acquisition of Genentech mean the end of the big-biotech business model? Has Genentech lost it’s independence? Not so, if history decides to repeat itself. Roche has already bought (and sold) Genentech once before. It’s not unimaginable to think that they’re using the current economic crisis to do another value-based flip. Using an […]


Roche and Genentech's mating dance — This isn't the first time

Roche has floated an offer to acquire Genentech, a move which has raised a flurry of questions about the sustainability of the big Pharma business model, Genentech’s future independence, and the value of Genentech. It it worth noting, however, that Roche already bought (and sold) Genentech. Using an excerpt from Building Biotechnology to illustrate, Roche […]