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.
The full 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.