Sector Report

2016 Specialty Pharmaceutical Sector Report

This 2016 Specialty Pharmaceutical Sector Report includes a detailed market overview, current market trends, headwinds and tailwinds facing industry participants, industry trading and transaction comps, recent deal profiles, and a collection of future growth drivers within the space.

The specialty pharmaceutical sector continues to offer strong future growth as specialty pharmaceuticals become an ever increasing piece of the global healthcare puzzle. Worldwide Spec Pharma sales reached $655 billion in 2015. Prescription drug sales are expected to reach almost one trillion dollars by 2020 (CAGR: 4.8% between 2014 and 2020).

Despite a decrease in equity performance over the last twelve months, the Spec Pharma market has experienced high growth in the last five years. After a spike in M&A activity and record-high multiples in 2014 and 2015, the market has returned to normalized levels. The recent slowdown can also be attributed to the negative publicity surrounding pricing practices, which has become a political issue in the election year.

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