Healthcare >> Analyst Interviews >> October 4, 2019

M&A Starting to Pick Up as Valuations Come Down

Yang, Difei
Difei Yang, Ph.D., is Managing Director of Equity Research at Mizuho Americas, Research Division. Dr. Yang has been covering the biotech and pharma sector for nearly a decade, most recently as Managing Director at Aegis Capital. She also worked in senior equity analyst roles at Brean Capital, R.F. Lafferty, WallachBeth Capital and Auriga Global Investors. In addition, she has held senior science, program management and business development roles within the pharmaceutical industry and has authored many granted U.S. patents and peer-reviewed scientific publications. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from UCLA, as well as an MBA from Georgia State University and a B.S. degree in physics from Peking University, China. Profile
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TWST: Did you want to tell me about your firm?

Dr. Yang: Yes. Absolutely. Mizuho Bank is one of the top five banks — as measured by assets