The pharmaceutical small molecule API manufacturing industry is now experiencing a period of rapid change. This change is being driven by factors such as the changing nature of the drugs being made, expiry of patents covering the top-selling pharmaceuticals, the growth of the API manufacturing industry in India, China and Asia, shrinking margins causing downward pressure on pricing and the drive by governments to cut spending on drugs. This paper takes a look at how these trends are helping shape mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity within this dynamic sector.

Trends in the World Small Molecule API Manufacturing M&A Market

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