Pharma & Life Sciences M&A


BioLinking is the life sciences division of ThinkingLinking


BioLinking uses a methodology-intensive and strategy-based approach to deliver transactions with the optimal partner to clients.


For CROs and other service clients, our M&A focus is on linking companies based on strong strategy fit, usually by looking at the fit in terms of gap, strengths and logical matches in four dimensions:  geography, indication focus, activity focus, life sciences sub-sector focus.  Often, the greatest value is created by the transaction which matches up the largest number of such strengths and gaps between the two companies.


For early stage pharma and biotech clients, we use a combination of strategy and methodology to identify the most likely investors and present the client in the most compelling, clear way to bring in funds with minimal dilution.


The transactions are concentrated in European markets and the key emerging markets.  Acquirers and investors are generally from the EU, the US and emerging markets.  

Our out-licensing teams provide the additional service of out-licensing to emerging markets especially China, based on a methodological and strategic way.

Areas of focus

•  €5 - 15 million life sciences transactions

•  Early-to-mid-stage fundraising

•  CRO geographical or specialisation alliances
•  China market entry roadmap / out-licensing to emerging markets


Our China team publishes  the  Pharma Hunters report, an analysis of Chinese outbound Life Sciences acquirers and their transactions.