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Bristol-Myers Squibb

1. Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene

The year 2019 kicked off with the biopharma industry’s largest acquisition proposal ever: Bristol-Myers Squibb unveiled it would buy Celgene in a cash and stock deal valued at $74 billion.
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The top 10 largest biopharma M&A deals in 2019

Biopharma M&A got a big boost moneywise in 2019. The three largest delivered more than $150 billion, with Bristol-Myers Squibb's $74 billion takeover of Celgene setting a new record. Oncology was still a hot theme, stringing through a whole year of big dealmaking headlines, just as gene therapy gained popularity.