Europe has a lot of successful Biotech companies, but which of those are worth a billion euros or more? I did a previous version of this article last year and now I explore how these have evolved.
Just 9 European Biotech companies (private and public) are worth over one billion right now. Many of these were present last year. For example: Cellectis, Basilea, Adaptimmune and Bavarian Nordic have seen their stock prices decrease and their market cap drop under the billion range.
I decided not to add the life science companies which are not considered as being mainly Biotech – for example: Qiagen, DiaSorin or Novozymes, even though they are worth over a billion… We also made an infographic earlier this year on a Pyramid of EU Biotech worth.
So here’s the list – in no particular order. Market cap are the ones at the time of publication of the article.
Actelion: THE European Biotech success story
Market cap: €17Bn (€15Bn this time last year)
City: Basel (Switzerland)
Mission: Actelion is a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery,