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closed 3/3/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Gemini Healthcare, LLC, acquired MCM Group

synopsis: Marketing agency Gemini Healthcare has acquired MCM Group, a data analytics and benchmarking applications provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MCM Group delivers its benchmarks programs through a proprietary platform called Total Resource Utilization that will now be available to Gemini's clients.
buyer: Gemini Healthcare, LLC
Gemini Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare marketing company based in Westbrook, Connecticut.
target: MCM Group
The MCM Group is a healthcare communications organization. We deliver comprehensive marketing, communications and consulting solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. What's uncommon about us? Superior insight.
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closed 10/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Quintiles Transnational Corp., acquired VCG

synopsis: Quintiles announced the acquisition of VCG & Associates and VCG BIO ("VCG"), based in Holliston, Mass., and Cave Creek, Ariz., respectively. The addition of VCG strengthens Quintiles’ comprehensive commercial services in sales and brand solutions, product solutions, product distribution and market access.
buyer: Quintiles Transnational Corp.(Q:$3,731.02)
Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of more than 20,000 engaged professionals in 60 countries works with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics.
target: VCG
VCG develops strategic healthcare marketing initiatives to address the challenges surrounding U.S. pharmaceutical market entry. It focuses on biopharma companies that need supplemental resources to maximize commercial opportunities.
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closed 9/13/2011 via PR Newswire

MD On-Line, Inc., acquired Strategic EDGE Communications, Inc.

synopsis: MD On-Line, a proven leader in providing innovative technology solutions that power providers' ability to address tomorrow's practice and patient needs, announced that it has acquired Strategic EDGE Communications, Inc., a global healthcare communications partner to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
buyer: MD On-Line, Inc.
MD On-Line Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) solutions that facilitate the critical connection between doctors and payers. Its offerings enable electronic data capture and entry, and claim and transactional data submission to payers.
target: Strategic EDGE Communications, Inc.
Strategic EDGE Communications, Inc., is a comprehensive marketing services organization that operates globally to provide a suite of services, including: advertising and promotion, brand identity and development, interactive marketing, medical education, and much more.
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closed 10/15/2010 via BusinessWire

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., acquired TMS Health

synopsis: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, became one of the largest providers of customer care services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries with the acquisition of TMS Health from private equity firm Palm Beach Capital.
buyer parent:Xerox Corporation
buyer: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a global FORTUNE 500 company with 74,000 people supporting client operations reaching 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients.
target parent: Palm Beach Capital Partners
target: TMS Health
TMS Health is client-driven, passionate, nimble and responsive. TMS was founded to create and deliver professional communication programs for one of the most competitive and sophisticated market environments – healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
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closed 6/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Big Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced it has acquired Big Communications, a leading healthcare marketing communications firm.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: Big Communications, Inc.
Big Communications develops custom healthcare communications for over 20 of the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotech and managed care companies. Its innovative marketing and communications programs are delivered via a variety of channels that include print, digital and mobile.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

CMPMedica, acquired MediReach Healthcare Communication

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its healthcare division CMPMedica has acquired MediReach Healthcare Communication for an initial cash consideration of $1.1 million, with a further deferred consideration of up to $2.75M contingent on future performance.
buyer parent:United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMPMedica
CMPMedica specialises in healthcare education and information for both professionals and consumers. We produce and distribute a wide range of healthcare information including medical information systems, journals, customised communications and consumer healthcare media in print, CD and net formats.
target: MediReach Healthcare Communication
MediReach Healthcare Communication is headquartered in Shanghai and provides medical and pharmaceutical marketing consultancy services to multinational pharmaceutical companies across China. This is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Chinese healthcare market.
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closed 1/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cardinal Health Healthcare Marketing Services

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced today it has completed the acquisition of the Healthcare Marketing Services unit of Cardinal Health. Terms of the transaction, which was announced in November, were not disclosed.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, metals services, manufacturing and distribution.
target parent: Cardinal Health
target: Cardinal Health Healthcare Marketing Services
HMS provides sales and marketing communications services and materials to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company delivers promotional and strategic communications, certified education and event data management services, and contract sales services.
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closed 10/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Ventiv Health, acquired Inchord Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Ventiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of inChord Communications, Inc., the world's largest independently-owned global healthcare marketing and communications company. Ventiv announced on September 7, 2005 that it would acquire inChord for $185 million in cash and stock, plus closing adjustments and earn-out payments.
buyer: Ventiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions.
target: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies.
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closed 9/8/2010 via GlobeNewswire

inVentiv Health, Inc., acquired Star Terre Santé

synopsis: inVentiv Health, a provider of end-to-end clinical development, launch and commercialization services to the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Substrat'Homme SA, commonly known as Star Terre Santé. Star Terre Santé will provide advertising and promotional services to inVentiv Communications' clients in France and Benelux.
buyer parent:Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: inVentiv Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading, global provider of data-driven, outsourced solutions to the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare industries. inVentiv's full suite of marketing, sales, clinical development and post-approval solutions drive speed and effectiveness.
target: Star Terre Santé
Substrat'Homme SA, commonly known as Star Terre Santé, is a leading group of healthcare marketing and communications agencies based in Paris.
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closed 10/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Reed Weir Communications

synopsis: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, part of Publicis Groupe, announced that it has acquired Sydney-based Reed Weir Communications, one of Australia’s most competitive independent healthcare communications agencies.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is one of the largest healthcare communications groups in the world. Worldwide healthcare services include advertising, medical education, sales, marketing, and digital, as well as medical and scientific affairs.
target: Reed Weir Communications
Reed Weir Communications develops strategies in marketing communications, crisis management and media relations. The agency’s clients include some of the most celebrated brands of the human and animal health industries such as Bayer, GSK, CSL, Eli Lilly, McKesson and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
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closed 5/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Monitor Clipper Partners Inc., acquired Access Communications, LLC

synopsis: Access Communications, LLC, a premier strategic health care marketing and communications agency, has recapitalized its ownership structure by partnering with Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity firm based in Cambridge, Mass. The partnership will provide Access with greater resources to achieve its long-term growth objectives.
buyer parent:The Monitor Group
buyer: Monitor Clipper Partners Inc.
Monitor Clipper Partners is a private equity firm investing in middle market management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity financings. MCP partners with strong management teams that can benefit from MCP's privileged relationship with Monitor Group.
target: Access Communications, LLC
Access Communications, LLC, is a leading health care marketing agency. The company offers pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and specialty medical clients a vast portfolio of integrated payer, purchaser, prescriber, and patient programs, as well as promotional and medical education services.
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closed 3/24/2005 via PR Newswire

WhittmanHart, acquired Insight Interactive Group, Inc.

synopsis: WHITTMANHART, INC. announced today that it has acquired Insight Interactive Group, Inc., a full service interactive communications firm specializing in the healthcare and pharmaceutical vertical markets.
buyer: WhittmanHart
WhittmanHart Interactive is an ideas-driven agency that creates cutting edge, user-friendly digital solutions for our clients. We're a fast-growing company with offices throughout the US, serving some of the most well-known brands in the world.
target: Insight Interactive Group, Inc.
Insight Interactive Group offers a comprehensive range of services to promote brand recognition and loyalty, resulting in increased prescriptions and patient compliance. Founded in 1999 with eight employees, Insight Interactive today employs more than 40. Insight Interactive Group's deep healthcare
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closed 2/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Kelley Habib John, acquired Seidler Bernstein Inc.

synopsis: Kelley Habib John, a Boston-based strategic brand activation firm, has announced its acquisition of Cambridge-based Seidler Bernstein, a healthcare marketing communications firm specializing in the medical device, diagnostics, and research industries.
buyer: Kelley Habib John
For more than two decades, Kelley Habib John has operated as a hybrid between a strategic consultancy and a brand communications agency, helping organizations realize their vision and drive business success by using proven methodologies to strategically activate their brands.
target: Seidler Bernstein Inc.
Seidler Bernstein is a healthcare marketing communications firm specializing in the medical device, diagnostics, and research industries. The company uncovers customer needs and perceptions, market trends and competitive threats through a variety of resources.
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closed 5/14/2012 via Market Wire

ImpactRx, Inc., acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group announced that it has acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC. STG will combine Source Healthcare Analytics with ImpactRx to form Symphony Health Solutions, which will be focused on delivering high-value data, analytics, and technology based solutions for clients across life science manufacturers, payers, and providers.
buyer parent:Symphony Technology Group
buyer: ImpactRx, Inc.
ImpactRx is the leading provider of consultative and analytically-based promotional effectiveness solutions to the healthcare industry. ImpactRx's ImpactData™ is the industry’s sole source of continuous-capture market promotion and physician treatment data.
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC
Source Healthcare Analytics is a leading provider of information and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotech and financial industries. The company's brands include Source®, ProMetis™ and inThought™.
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announced 11/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl, will acquire Analytica International, Inc.

synopsis: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its non-strategic business unit, Analytica International, Inc., a healthcare economics consulting firm to LA-SER, a London-based pharma research company.
buyer: LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl
LA-SER was founded in 2004, with a mission to bring cutting-edge scientific methodology to evaluate the real-world impact of medicines. Their goal is to find for whom and under which conditions of use the drugs will demonstrate best benefit to patients, with minimal harm.
target parent: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
target: Analytica International, Inc.
Analytica Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, provides pharmaceutical research and analysis solutions.
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closed 12/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Caduceus Marketing Research

synopsis: Knowledge Networks is significantly expanding its position in the pharmaceutical and bio-tech research market with the acquisition of Caduceus Marketing Research (CMR). Over the past 11 years CMR has built and grown a panel, the Physicians Consulting Network, which now includes 70,000 U.S. physicians, and allied healthcare professionals.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research.
target: Caduceus Marketing Research
Caduceus Marketing Research are specialists in quantitative healthcare marketing research. Managed by trained pharmacists of combined healthcare marketing research experience their research includes pharmaceuticals, OTCs, medical devices, surgical supplies,and animal health.
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closed 10/14/2009 via Market Wire

Invicta Group Inc., acquired Magnificent Mile Marketing

synopsis: Invicta Group Inc. announced that the Company has acquired specific assets related to Magnificent Mile Marketing and www.MagMileMarketing.com. The main purpose of this new acquisition is to help the Invicta Group improve their overall marketing services for their current and future clients.
buyer: Invicta Group Inc.(IVIT:$0.00)
Invicta Group, Inc. is a full service multimedia management and marketing company. Invicta utilizes a number of websites, a large database, event productions and promotions, and its experienced team to help clients manage, maintain and improve their overall businesses.
target: Magnificent Mile Marketing
Magnificent Mile Marketing, LLC is focused on providing doctors with the unique opportunity to broaden their network and increase their net worth by introducing them to the new, 12,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art Water Tower SurgiCenter (WTS).
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closed 3/1/2007 via

inVentiv Health, Inc., acquired Ignite Health

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ignite Health, an independent healthcare advertising agency that uses a technology-centric approach to communicate with people living with chronic diseases and those who care for them.
buyer: inVentiv Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions.
target: Ignite Health
Ignite Health is a new breed of advertising agency with a fresh approach to healthcare marketing and communications. By complementing highly focused print strategies with a wide range of tailored electronic strategies the company helps clients meet their objectives effectively and efficiently.
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closed 9/3/2007 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, acquired Consultech

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired, through its Diversified Agency Services division, a majority ownership interest in Consultech, a leading healthcare market consulting and marketing communications company based in China.
buyer parent:Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS): a global enterprise of more than 100 companies that provide services in direct marketing/consulting, public relations, promotional marketing, and specialty communications.
target: Consultech
Consultech is one of the leading Healthcare Consulting and Marketing Communications companies in China. It enables its clients to grow by integrating local insights with international practices.
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closed 9/16/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Concentric Pharma Advertising

synopsis: MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in leading healthcare and pharma advertising and marketing agency, Concentric Pharma Advertising. Named 2011 Agency of the Year by the Med Ad News, Concentric is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
target: Concentric Pharma Advertising
Concentric Pharma Advertising is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector. Concentric has built a top tier client list that includes Alcon Labs, Allergan, Bayer HealthCare, Discovery Labs, Genentech, and many more.
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closed 3/3/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Gemini Healthcare, LLC, acquired MCM Group

synopsis: Marketing agency Gemini Healthcare has acquired MCM Group, a data analytics and benchmarking applications provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MCM Group delivers its benchmarks programs through a proprietary platform called Total Resource Utilization that will now be available to Gemini's clients.
buyer: Gemini Healthcare, LLC
Gemini Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare marketing company based in Westbrook, Connecticut.
target: MCM Group
The MCM Group is a healthcare communications organization. We deliver comprehensive marketing, communications and consulting solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. What's uncommon about us? Superior insight.
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closed 3/3/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Gemini Healthcare, LLC, acquired MCM Group

synopsis: Marketing agency Gemini Healthcare has acquired MCM Group, a data analytics and benchmarking applications provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MCM Group delivers its benchmarks programs through a proprietary platform called Total Resource Utilization that will now be available to Gemini's clients.
buyer: Gemini Healthcare, LLC
Gemini Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare marketing company based in Westbrook, Connecticut.
target: MCM Group
The MCM Group is a healthcare communications organization. We deliver comprehensive marketing, communications and consulting solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. What's uncommon about us? Superior insight.
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closed 10/1/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG, acquired Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications agency, announced that, as part of its continued commitment to building the agency of the future and expanding its global imprint, it has acquired Refreshed Wellbeing, a pan-European, digitally-based communications and marketing agency specializing in health and pharmaceutical brands.
buyer parent:W2O Group
buyer: WCG
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations.
target: Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd
Refreshed Wellbeing specialises in innovative marketing communications programs, with particular expertise in digital strategy and communications in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and wellbeing arena.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Banks Sadler, acquired Medical Projects International

synopsis: Event management agency Banks Sadler has completed the acquisition of Medical Projects International (MPI), the Windsor based event and communications agency for an undisclosed sum. MPI offers medical communications and event logistics for a range of clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
buyer: Banks Sadler
Banks Sadler delivers global meeting management services. Operating out of London, York, Dusseldorf, Paris and New York every year, it handles over 15,000 venue find bookings and 400 event management projects for a range of corporations, SMEs, government departments and associations.
target: Medical Projects International
With over 30 years in pharmaceutical marketing, Medical Projects International (MPI) has been involved in many exciting and innovative communications programmes. MPI runs several patient support and disease management programmes that have been achieving impressive results for over 6 years now.
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Physicians Interactive, acquired InfoMedics, Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online, point of care and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, announced the acquisition of InfoMedics, the industry expert in the design and delivery of interactive patient communications platforms.
buyer parent:Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive is the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions that fit within the medical professional workflow to provide better patient care.
target: InfoMedics, Inc.
InfoMedics develops strategic patient-physician communications programs which improve brand awareness, patient adherence and physician acceptance and brand preference. Customized solutions are developed to address brand challenges throughout the product lifecycle.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Draftfcb Healthcare, acquired Hudson Global

synopsis: Draftfcb has acquired Hudson Global, a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based pharmaceutical marketing company that offers integrated marketing solutions encompassing the entire pharmaceutical brand management spectrum, and aligning it under its Draftfcb Healthcare umbrella. The merger will create a top 5 healthcare offering in the U.S.
buyer parent:Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Draftfcb Healthcare
With more than 30 years of experience marketing to healthcare professionals, Draftfcb Healthcare produces work that is both strategically relevant and creatively compelling. Under its network umbrella, Draftfcb Healthcare has other full-service healthcare agencies, including Area 23 and NeON.
target: Hudson Global
Hudson Global is a leading full-service provider of strategic marketing, scientific communications, interactive educational services, and postmarketing research for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd (UBS), one of the leading Chinese agencies specialized in healthcare communications. UBS will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more.
target: U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd
U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd is a full-service agency specializing in pharmaceutical PR, marketing and events management. It uses in-depth market intelligence to deliver industry-leading services through brand management and marketing, creative design, and much more.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired MediMedia USA

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners together with members of MediMedia has closed the purchase of MediMedia, an innovative specialty healthcare communications, publishing and patient education company, from Cinven, The Carlyle Group and Apax Partners.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range.
target parent: Cinven
target: MediMedia USA
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$605
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$280
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$53
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closed 4/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Inchord Communications, Inc., acquired Jeffrey Simbrow Associates

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisitions of Synergos, Inc., a focused clinical services provider, and Jeffrey Simbrow Associates Inc., Canada's leading healthcare marketing and communications agency. Both acquisitions were announced by inVentiv on March 13.
buyer parent:inVentiv Health, Inc.
buyer: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies.
target: Jeffrey Simbrow Associates
Jeffrey Simbrow Associates is the largest healthcare- focused advertising and marketing agency in Canada and is internationally recognized for its expertise in marketing management training.
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announced 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, will acquire Synopia RX, LLC

synopsis: Irish healthcare services provider United Drug plc, announced an agreement to acquire Synopia RX LLC. SynopiaRx consults with BioTech and Pharmaceutical companies as well as investment organizations to deliver market intelligence, strategies and account management.
buyer: United Drug plc
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers.
target: Synopia RX, LLC
SynopiaRx engages with companies in the BioTech and Pharmaceutical industry to optimize their commercialization of medicines in the managed care marketplace.
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closed 5/28/2013 via BusinessWire

QPharma, Inc., acquired MD Mindset, LLC

synopsis: QPharma has announced its acquisition of MD Mindset, LLC, a leading physician research firm focused on improving pharmaceutical sales force and marketing effectiveness. The Atlanta, GA-based company will transition operations of MD Snapshot, MD Feedback, MD Fellowship, and iSFE Tracker products and services to Morristown, New Jersey.
buyer: QPharma, Inc.
QPharma provides regulatory compliance and brand support for the pharmaceutical, medical device and other life sciences industries. Sample services include remediation consulting, validation services, project management & auditing, aggregate spend reporting, sample accountability & online training.
target: MD Mindset, LLC
MD Mindset, founded in 2001, was established to help pharmaceutical and life sciences sales professionals maximize their performance and effectiveness when calling on healthcare professionals for sales details.
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closed 4/3/2013 via BusinessWire

J. Knipper and Company, acquired MySTRO

synopsis: J. Knipper and Company, Inc. announced that it has acquired the inVentiv Health MySTRO Sample Management and Fulfillment business, including regulatory compliance, sample accountability, and fulfillment services. With this acquisition, the company becomes the largest end-to-end pharmaceutical samples management service provider in the U.S.
buyer: J. Knipper and Company
J. Knipper and Company, Inc., provides healthcare marketing solutions in direct marketing, sampling, compliance, information technology, and salesforce productivity. J. Knipper continues to offer innovative solutions to salesforce challenges, including MyPharmaRep.com and MySampleCloset.com.
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: MySTRO
MySTRO is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing and sales force support solutions to clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life-science industries. The company also offers complete outsourced sample accountability, regulatory and PDMA compliance services.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

inVentiv Health, Inc., acquired Kazaam Interactive

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc., offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Kazaam Interactive, a full-service interactive agency providing comprehensive solutions and services for healthcare agencies and brands.
buyer parent:Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: inVentiv Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv's client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies.
target: Kazaam Interactive
Kazaam is a full-service digital marketing agency offering premier digital strategy and solutions to brands and organizations. The company has worked with over sixty of the world's largest brands and brings a real-world understanding for utilizing the online channels.
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closed 3/28/2012 via PR Newswire

Southfield Capital Advisors, acquired BioPharm Communications, LLC

synopsis: Southfield Capital, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle-market, announced that it has acquired majority ownership of BioPharm Communications. BioPharm is a leading medical communications and marketing agency that specializes in providing non-personal, peer-to-peer solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
buyer: Southfield Capital Advisors
Southfield Capital provides capital for majority recapitalizations and management-led buyouts of lower middle-market businesses. The firm makes control investments in North American companies generating $5-$15 million in EBITDA with proven business models, attractive growth and profitability.
target: BioPharm Communications, LLC
BioPharm Communications, LLC is a leading medical communications and marketing agency that specializes in providing non-personal, peer-to-peer solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
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closed 3/23/2012 via BusinessWire

ImpactRx, Inc., acquired AlphaDetail, Inc.

synopsis: ImpactRx, a Symphony Technology Group company, and the pioneer in measuring the impact of promotion on physicians’ attitudes and prescribing behavior, announced that it has acquired AlphaDetail, Inc., a leader in global healthcare primary market research and influence network mapping.
buyer parent:Symphony Technology Group
buyer: ImpactRx, Inc.
ImpactRx is the leading provider of consultative and analytically-based promotional effectiveness solutions to the healthcare industry. ImpactRx's ImpactData™ is the industry’s sole source of continuous-capture market promotion and physician treatment data.
target: AlphaDetail, Inc.
AlphaDetail is a rapidly growing global market research consulting company focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. It uses the Internet as a channel to enable rapid, convenient, and effective communication between pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and patients.
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closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

D&R Communications, acquired Lathian Systems, Inc.

synopsis: To meet a critical market need for a multichannel marketing (MCM) agency that delivers a full suite of services, specialty direct marketing agency D&R Communications acquired ePromotion provider LATHIAN Systems, Inc., creating a new entity, D&R LATHIAN.
buyer: D&R Communications
D&R Communications develops customized, multichannel campaigns aimed at targeting and reaching professional, consumer and sales force segments with complementary custom print and interactive digital touchpoints for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device arena.
target: Lathian Systems, Inc.
Lathian Systems, Inc. provides online promotional and educational solutions. It offers Spectrum of Solutions, a Web-based system with a suite of ePromotion and eLearning solutions, medical conference solutions for life science marketers , and much more.
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers.
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
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$9.35
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closed 1/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Rapidata.net, Inc.

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc SRVY, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Rapidata.net, Inc., a privately-held North Carolina corporation, for $5.5 million in cash, subject to certain post closing adjustments.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc.(SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
target: Rapidata.net, Inc.
Founded fifteen years ago by research pharmacist and professor David P. Lipson, R.PH., Ph.D., Rapidata.net connects pharmaceutical market researchers to healthcare providers and their patients. This connection allows pharmaceutical market researchers to learn more about the prescription medications
price ($mm)
$5.50
rev ($mm)
$2
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2.6x
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closed 4/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Physicians Interactive, acquired MedManage Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), a leader in digital sales and marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of MedManage Systems Inc., the nation's leading provider of online, on-demand prescription drug sampling. Under the agreement, MedManage is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive LLC.
buyer parent:Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive builds an electronic dialogue with healthcare professionals by utilizing technology platforms and online interactive programs to deliver valuable education and promotion about medical products and disease states.
target: MedManage Systems, Inc.
MedManage is the leading online drug sampling provider in the industry. The company's Samples On Demand(TM) service connects pharmaceutical manufacturers' brands with their customers through a network of physician portals which provides users near ubiquitous access to medication samples.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Healthcare Consultancy Group, acquired Chameleon Communications

synopsis: Healthcare Consultancy Group has acquired London based Chameleon Communications International, provider of strategic marketing, medical and regulatory advisory services.
buyer parent:Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Healthcare Consultancy Group
The Healthcare Consultancy Group is a leading provider of services to the pharmaceutical industry, including strategic medical education and scientific services, thought leader engagement, disease and product communications and regulatory advisory and support services.
target: Chameleon Communications
Chameleon Communications has established a reputation for providing the highest quality global scientific communication services on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare community.
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announced 7/5/2012 via PR Newswire

GolinHarris, will acquire Virgo HEALTH

synopsis: GolinHarris, a division within Interpublic Group, announced it will acquire Virgo HEALTH, the award-winning, independent UK healthcare communications firm, to become part of the GolinHarris network. Virgo HEALTH will retain its name. Founders and joint chief executives Angie Wiles and Sarah Matthew will continue in their current roles.
buyer parent:Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: GolinHarris
GolinHarris is a holistic communications firm designed and built to help clients win in a complex, connected society. In 2011, GH completely redesigned the agency to combine strategy, creativity and engagement into one seamless package that is delivered to clients.
target: Virgo HEALTH
Virgo HEALTH is one of the UK's leading independent healthcare communications consultancies. With a core proposition of Communications Without Compromise, Virgo provides a genuinely uncompromised service where the exceptional is always the rule.
price ($mm)
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$9
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closed 5/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

McCann Healthcare Worldwide Japan, acquired MDS Co

synopsis: CMIC has concluded the agreements with McCann Healthcare Worldwide Japan, a Japanese subsidiary of one of the top three healthcare marketing communications networks in the world, on partially transferring shares of stock of its consolidated subsidiary company, MDS Co., Ltd. MDS provides marketing support services to pharmaceutical companies.
buyer parent:Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Healthcare Worldwide Japan
McCann Healthcare Worldwide Japan is a healthcare communications agency which is a part of McCann Worldgroup, a global marketing solutions company, characterized by its marketing know-hows that cover not only the pharmaceutical industry but the healthcare industry as a whole.
target parent: CMIC Co., Ltd.
target: MDS Co
MDS, Co., Ltd. provides marketing support services to pharmaceutical companies through strategic planning and production of promotion materials for pharmaceutical products.
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