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Foreign Currencies
How to take care of currency effects

On January 15, 2015 the Swiss National Bank dropped the policy of artificially weakening the Swiss Franc and the EUR-CHF exchange rate dropped from 1.20 to 1.00. Obviously, also the share prices reacted, but not in the same way. Would your valuation model have passed the test?




Deal Terms in Alzheimer's Disease 2000 - 2014
Avance Industry Report

How To Determine Fair License Terms: No Need For Rules Of Thumb Anymore
Les Nouvelles, Licensing Executive Society

Survey about discount rates in pharma and biotech
Survey of industry professionals by Biostrat and Avance about the discount rates for biotech companies.

V A L U A T I O N   W O R K S H O P

Basel, November 10/11 2015

Valuation Book

Valuation in Life Sciences 3rd Edition
"Valuation in Life Sciences. A Practical Guide" has become the industry reference book. It has now been released already in its 3rd edition.

Click here to order.

Alzheimer Deals
Deal terms and sales assumptions

Alzheimer's disease has suffered various late-stage set backs in the past years. Nevertheless R&D and licensing activities are ongoing because of the huge market potential if a product gets approved. We have taken a look at 21 Alzheimer deals over the last 14 years. But we haven't just listed the deals with the terms you can read out of the press releases, no, we have valued all deals and looked which deal terms and sales assumptions are most realistic.


Valuation Workshop
Basel, November 10/11, 2015

Deepen your valuation skills with this extensive two-day workshop in Basel. In this hands-on course you will learn how to use Excel for valuation biotech and pharma. The first day will teach you how to structure and value license deals, while the second day will deal with the valuation of the company and technology be it for fundraising, investing, or strategic decision taking. Solving a case study in Excel on your own laptop on each day, you will be well prepared to take the learned skills back into practice.


ri:val: Negotiate your deals with ri:val

ri:val has evolved from a valuation software to an important negotiation and planning tool. Clients from pharma, biotech, universities, and the investor community use ri:val to

  • Evaluate term sheets,
  • Elaborate counter-offers,
  • Read and interpret benchmark deals,
  • Value the company,
  • Run various clinical scenarios,
  • Define liquidity needs,
  • Plan resource allocation,
  • Compare different strategies.




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