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July 05, 2012 04:08 ET

Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Industry Executives Project Increased M&A Activity

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2012) - MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Business Survey: M&A Trends and Key Markets for Growth in 2012-2013," to their collection of Pharmaceuticals market reports. For more information, visit: http://www.marketresearch.com/iCD-Research-v3849/Global-Business-Survey-Trends-Key-7025778/ 

The need for new product pipelines, new product acquisition, patent expiries, cost containment, and credit availability, are considered key factors that will influence M&A activities in the global pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The reasons for increased M&A activity highlighted by respondents from various industries are high operational costs, increasing competition, the need to increase geographical presence in key markets, the need to increase business competence, leverage economies of scale, increase market share, and put pressure on bottom-line performance. Of respondents across various industry verticals, 63% of respondents from global pharmaceutical industries project either a 'significant increase' or an 'increase' in M&A activities in 2012 (reference see table below).

Table 78: M&A Projections: Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (%), 2010-2012

Activity   2010   2011   2012
Significant increase   11%   16%   8%
Increase   59%   52%   55%
No change   20%   22%   21%
Decrease   2%   2%   4%
Significant decrease   1%   1%   1%
Don't know   6%   8%   11%
Overall   100%   100%   100%

N.B. Results may not equal 100% due to rounding methods
Source: ICD Research Industry Survey 2012 / © ICD Research

The majority of respondents from global pharmaceutical and medical devices industries project either a 'significant increase' or an 'increase' in M&A activities in 2012. Similar trends are observed in mining, oil and gas, and the airports industry.

The reasons for increased M&A activity highlighted by respondents from various industries are high operational costs, increasing competition, the need to increase geographical presence in key markets, the need to increase business competence, leverage economies of scale, increase market share, and pressure on bottom-line performance.

Across all industries, respondents identify India, China, and Brazil as the most promising emerging markets, followed by the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US, and Australia are also seen as the most promising developed regions to offer significant growth opportunities in 2012.

For more information, visit: http://www.marketresearch.com/iCD-Research-v3849/Global-Business-Survey-Trends-Key-7025778/ 

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