Debevoise Partners Publish Newly Updated Fifth Edition of Healthcare M&A Answer Book

16 August 2018

Andrew L. Bab and Kevin Rinker, co-heads of the Healthcare Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, are the editors of the just-published fifth edition of the Practising Law Institute’s Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2018. The book, organized in an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, is an extensive reference guide offering practical advice on addressing a variety of industry-related issues, including structuring healthcare M&A, due diligence and transaction documentation.

Through analysis of recent healthcare transactions, the Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book guides readers on how to avoid potential pitfalls while working on transactions in this highly regulated sector. The book extensively covers dealmaking involving pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, hospitals, health insurers and private equity and financial services firms investing in the healthcare sector.

Additionally, the authors review alternative structures implemented in healthcare M&A transactions, examining joint ventures, strategic alliances, product and portfolio acquisitions, option transactions and licensing agreements.

Debevoise lawyers, a number of whom are regular contributors to the guide, have substantial experience in transactional, litigation and enforcement matters affecting the global healthcare industry. The team handles significant transactions and regulatory and litigation matters in a wide variety of areas for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, financial sponsors, financial advisors and other key players in the industry. The Group’s transactional work includes mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities offerings, licensing, development and commercialization transactions, while its litigation work spans investigations by U.S. government agencies, “bet-the-company” defense work, compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements and defense of intellectual property rights.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.