By Evidera

announced 5/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Evidera, will acquire Medimix International

synopsis: Evidera, a business unit of PPD, LLC, and a provider of evidence-based solutions demonstrating the real-world effectiveness and safety of health care products, will acquire Medimix International, a global technology company providing real-world evidence (RWE) insights and information to the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical device industries.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Evidera
Evidera, a PPD business unit, is a leading provider of evidence-based solutions to demonstrate the real-world effectiveness, safety and value of health care products. They help biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access. "
target: Medimix International
Medimix International specializes in providing business understanding, real-world evidence insights to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Medimix’s primary solution, LiveTracker™, is a cloud-based platform that provides real-time monitoring of clients’ particular therapeutic markets.
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closed 1/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Evidera, acquired Archimedes, Inc.

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a technology and services-focused private equity firm, and Evidera, a leading provider of evidence-based solutions for the healthcare industry, announced the acquisition of Archimedes, a San Francisco-based healthcare modeling company and wholly owned subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Evidera
Evidera provides health economics, outcomes research, market access, data analytics and epidemiology services. Their research and consulting services are driven by world-class science and thought leadership and leverage a unique combination of capabilities. "
target parent: Kaiser Permanente
target: Archimedes, Inc.
Archimedes is a healthcare modeling and analytics organization. With the Archimedes Model at its core, the company enables people to combine real-world healthcare data and simulation data to create compelling and actionable evidence used in individual healthcare decision making.
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announced 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Eversana, will acquire Cornerstone Research Group

synopsis: EVERSANA™, the leading independent provider of commercial services to the life science industry, announced an agreement to acquire Canada-based Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
buyer parent: Water Street Healthcare Partners
buyer: Eversana
EVERSANA offers a fully integrated and independent commercial services platform designed to solve global pricing, access, reimbursement, adherence and product delivery challenges in the life science sector. "
target: Cornerstone Research Group
Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Founded in 2005, Cornerstone’s initial focus was to build on the partners’ experience in health economic research with an emphasis on global cost-effectiveness models.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$186.00)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$4
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2.2x
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Context Matters

synopsis: Decision Resources Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of Context Matters, the innovative data technology start-up that developed a first-of-its-kind global market access integrated data platform.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., offers best-in-class, high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, delivered by more than 900 employees across 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. "
target: Context Matters
Context Matters is led by a team with extensive experience in the pharma & biotech and financial & information sectors with deep operational familiarity of the issues facing the pharmaceutical industry and those following the industry.
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closed 10/3/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired GQ Life Sciences, Inc

synopsis: Aptean, a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions that help 6,500 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries, announced the acquisition of GQ Life Sciences, Inc., a global provider of life science patent search solutions including SaaS-based search capabilities.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. Their solutions help nearly 5,000 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries by enabling them to operate more efficiently, thereby ensuring higher customer satisfaction. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: GQ Life Sciences, Inc
GQ Life Sciences, Inc. is a global life science information and search company and the market leader in biological sequence comparison. GQ Life Sciences is proud to offer its second major product, LifeQuest, alongside its flagship GenomeQuest software.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced its acquisition of CenterWatch, the leading provider of clinical trial industry news and information. CenterWatch provides clinical trials information to clinical research professionals.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficience of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, Clinical Services Organizations and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments. "
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers.
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announced 3/11/2016 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, will acquire Value Edge Research Services

synopsis: WNS, a leading provider of global Business Process Management services, announced that the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Value Edge Research Services Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of commercial research and analytics services to clients in the Pharma/Biopharma industry.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods. "
target: Value Edge Research Services
Value Edge provides consulting grade marketing and data analytics to a blue-chip roster of globally leading bio-pharma companies. Value Edge has created a cloud-based advanced technology platform designed to provide clients with competitive intelligence (CI) to drive strategic decision-making.
price ($mm)
$18
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$5
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3.5x
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Nordic Capital, will acquire ERT

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on the healthcare, software, financial services, and industrial technology industries, announced the sale of ERT, a leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development, to Nordic Capital Fund VIII.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target parent: Genstar Capital LLC
target: ERT
ERT is a leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development. ERT delivers a combination of technology, services and clinical consulting that increase the accuracy and reliability of patient data and improve the widely deployed solutions.
price ($mm)
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$300
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closed 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Precision for Value, acquired Redwood Outcomes

synopsis: Precision for Value, a company that supports commercial excellence for global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients through the demonstration and communication of product value and outcomes, announced its acquisition of Redwood Outcomes, a leading international health economics and outcomes research company.
buyer parent: Precision for Medicine
buyer: Precision for Value
Precision for Value supports excellence for global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients through the communication of product value and outcomes. The Precision for Value teams provide clients with services of industry knowledge, demonstrated analytics proficiency, and communications prowess. "
target: Redwood Outcomes
Redwood Outcomes is a Health Economics & Outcomes Research firm. They aim to advance and apply the science of evidence synthesis, integration, and communication to optimize health care decision-making.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Inovalon, Inc., will acquire Avalere Health LLC

synopsis: Inovalon, a leading technology company providing cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avalere Health, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
buyer: Inovalon, Inc. (INOV:$449.36)
Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to achieve meaningful insight and impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. "
target: Avalere Health LLC
Avalere Health, Inc. is a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
price ($mm)
$140
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$47
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3.0x
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board, acquired Absolute Research

synopsis: Schulman Associates IRB, Inc., a customer service and technology company, has acquired Absolute Research. Absolute Research provides protection for human subjects involved in research while supporting a research enterprise. Absolute Research allows research administrators to navigate obstacles for biomedical and social-behavioral research.
buyer: Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board
Schulman Associates IRB is a leader in the protection of human research participants that offers IRB review services to clinical trial sponsors, CROs, and institutions. Schulman offers consulting services that improve clinical studies, data integrity and the protection of human subjects. "
target: Absolute Research
AbsoluteResearch accesses information to advise investigators on regulatory issues and make decisions for an IRB office. Their tools use experiences in IRB Management as well as Bioethics and with their Web-Based Solution they enable Research Institutes to analyze guidance from regulatory agencies.
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closed 12/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Abacus International

synopsis: Decision Resources Group, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, announced that it has acquired Abacus International, a pioneer in evidence-based global market access solutions for many of the world’s leading healthcare companies.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Abacus International
Abacus International is unique in its provision of services throughout the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical or medical device. They can provide tailored solutions to overcome each hurdle of the product development process, from pre-launch though to market access.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Piramal Healthcare Limited, acquired Decision Resources Group

synopsis: Piramal Healthcare Limited has completed its previously announced acquisition of Decision Resources Group, a US based company in the healthcare information segment. Decision Resources Group is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best in class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Piramal Healthcare Limited
With assets across North America, Europe and Asia, Piramal Healthcare is one of the largest pharmaceutical custom manufacturing companies across the world. It has significant presence in the global critical care space with sales of anesthesia products to over 100 countries. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions.
price ($mm)
$635
rev ($mm)
$160
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 7/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired ERT

synopsis: ERT, a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes services to biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations, announced that Genstar Capital, LLC, has completed its acquisition of the company in a take-private transaction.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital LLC has more than $3 billion of committed capital under management and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the life science, healthcare services, software and software services, insurance and financial services, and industrial technology industries. "
target: ERT
ERT is a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes research services and customizable medical devices supporting biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations to achieve their drug development and healthcare objectives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$395 [$370]
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$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
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1.9x
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9.0x
closed 3/6/2012 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Bridgehead International

synopsis: GfK, one of the world’s largest market research organizations, announced the full acquisition and integration of Bridgehead International – operating henceforth as GfK Bridgehead – a leading market access consultancy serving global companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Bridgehead International
Bridgehead International is globally recognized for its expertise in market access strategy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; health economics and health technology assessment.
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$16
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closed 1/19/2011 via Company Press Release

ICON Plc, acquired Oxford Outcomes

synopsis: ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has announced the expansion of its Late Phase and Outcomes Research services through the acquisition of Oxford Outcomes, a leading international health outcomes consultancy.
buyer: ICON Plc (ICLR:$1,541.91)
ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. "
target: Oxford Outcomes
Headquartered in Oxford, UK, and with offices in the USA and Canada, Oxford Outcomes provides specialist services in the areas of patient reported outcomes (PRO), health economics, epidemiology and translation and linguistic validation.
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$28*
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closed 5/5/2010 via Company Press Release

Kenneth Getz, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Ken Getz, the founder of CenterWatch—an industry-leading clinical trials information services company—along with private equity investors has purchased the company from Jobson Medical Information.
buyer: Kenneth Getz
Ken Getz founded CenterWatch in 1994 and established the company as a leading provider of operating and business information on the $40 billion global clinical trials industry. Getz sold the company to the Thomson Corporation in 1998. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination of clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch provides a wide variety of information services including grant leads for investigative sites, data about the global clinical trials industry and more.
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closed 12/31/2007 via Berkery

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites. "
target parent: Thomson Corporation
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
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closed 7/10/2007 via

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Decision Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announced today that Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm with more than $21 billion under management, will acquire majority control of the Company.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.
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closed 2/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources, Inc., acquired Millennium Research Group

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare industry insight and analysis, announced today that it acquired Millennium Research Group, the global authority on medical technology market intelligence.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: Millennium Research Group
Millennium Research Group is a leading provider of strategic information to the healthcare sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the Company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports.
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announced 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Eversana, will acquire Cornerstone Research Group

synopsis: EVERSANA™, the leading independent provider of commercial services to the life science industry, announced an agreement to acquire Canada-based Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
buyer parent: Water Street Healthcare Partners
buyer: Eversana
EVERSANA offers a fully integrated and independent commercial services platform designed to solve global pricing, access, reimbursement, adherence and product delivery challenges in the life science sector. "
target: Cornerstone Research Group
Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Founded in 2005, Cornerstone’s initial focus was to build on the partners’ experience in health economic research with an emphasis on global cost-effectiveness models.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$186.00)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Context Matters

synopsis: Decision Resources Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of Context Matters, the innovative data technology start-up that developed a first-of-its-kind global market access integrated data platform.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., offers best-in-class, high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, delivered by more than 900 employees across 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. "
target: Context Matters
Context Matters is led by a team with extensive experience in the pharma & biotech and financial & information sectors with deep operational familiarity of the issues facing the pharmaceutical industry and those following the industry.
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closed 10/3/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired GQ Life Sciences, Inc

synopsis: Aptean, a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions that help 6,500 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries, announced the acquisition of GQ Life Sciences, Inc., a global provider of life science patent search solutions including SaaS-based search capabilities.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. Their solutions help nearly 5,000 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries by enabling them to operate more efficiently, thereby ensuring higher customer satisfaction. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: GQ Life Sciences, Inc
GQ Life Sciences, Inc. is a global life science information and search company and the market leader in biological sequence comparison. GQ Life Sciences is proud to offer its second major product, LifeQuest, alongside its flagship GenomeQuest software.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced its acquisition of CenterWatch, the leading provider of clinical trial industry news and information. CenterWatch provides clinical trials information to clinical research professionals.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficience of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, Clinical Services Organizations and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments. "
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers.
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announced 3/11/2016 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, will acquire Value Edge Research Services

synopsis: WNS, a leading provider of global Business Process Management services, announced that the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Value Edge Research Services Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of commercial research and analytics services to clients in the Pharma/Biopharma industry.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods. "
target: Value Edge Research Services
Value Edge provides consulting grade marketing and data analytics to a blue-chip roster of globally leading bio-pharma companies. Value Edge has created a cloud-based advanced technology platform designed to provide clients with competitive intelligence (CI) to drive strategic decision-making.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Nordic Capital, will acquire ERT

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on the healthcare, software, financial services, and industrial technology industries, announced the sale of ERT, a leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development, to Nordic Capital Fund VIII.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target parent: Genstar Capital LLC
target: ERT
ERT is a leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development. ERT delivers a combination of technology, services and clinical consulting that increase the accuracy and reliability of patient data and improve the widely deployed solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$300
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Precision for Value, acquired Redwood Outcomes

synopsis: Precision for Value, a company that supports commercial excellence for global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients through the demonstration and communication of product value and outcomes, announced its acquisition of Redwood Outcomes, a leading international health economics and outcomes research company.
buyer parent: Precision for Medicine
buyer: Precision for Value
Precision for Value supports excellence for global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients through the communication of product value and outcomes. The Precision for Value teams provide clients with services of industry knowledge, demonstrated analytics proficiency, and communications prowess. "
target: Redwood Outcomes
Redwood Outcomes is a Health Economics & Outcomes Research firm. They aim to advance and apply the science of evidence synthesis, integration, and communication to optimize health care decision-making.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Inovalon, Inc., will acquire Avalere Health LLC

synopsis: Inovalon, a leading technology company providing cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avalere Health, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
buyer: Inovalon, Inc. (INOV:$449.36)
Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to achieve meaningful insight and impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. "
target: Avalere Health LLC
Avalere Health, Inc. is a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board, acquired Absolute Research

synopsis: Schulman Associates IRB, Inc., a customer service and technology company, has acquired Absolute Research. Absolute Research provides protection for human subjects involved in research while supporting a research enterprise. Absolute Research allows research administrators to navigate obstacles for biomedical and social-behavioral research.
buyer: Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board
Schulman Associates IRB is a leader in the protection of human research participants that offers IRB review services to clinical trial sponsors, CROs, and institutions. Schulman offers consulting services that improve clinical studies, data integrity and the protection of human subjects. "
target: Absolute Research
AbsoluteResearch accesses information to advise investigators on regulatory issues and make decisions for an IRB office. Their tools use experiences in IRB Management as well as Bioethics and with their Web-Based Solution they enable Research Institutes to analyze guidance from regulatory agencies.
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closed 12/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Abacus International

synopsis: Decision Resources Group, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, announced that it has acquired Abacus International, a pioneer in evidence-based global market access solutions for many of the world’s leading healthcare companies.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Abacus International
Abacus International is unique in its provision of services throughout the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical or medical device. They can provide tailored solutions to overcome each hurdle of the product development process, from pre-launch though to market access.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Piramal Healthcare Limited, acquired Decision Resources Group

synopsis: Piramal Healthcare Limited has completed its previously announced acquisition of Decision Resources Group, a US based company in the healthcare information segment. Decision Resources Group is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best in class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Piramal Healthcare Limited
With assets across North America, Europe and Asia, Piramal Healthcare is one of the largest pharmaceutical custom manufacturing companies across the world. It has significant presence in the global critical care space with sales of anesthesia products to over 100 countries. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions.
price ($mm)
$635
rev ($mm)
$160
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired ERT

synopsis: ERT, a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes services to biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations, announced that Genstar Capital, LLC, has completed its acquisition of the company in a take-private transaction.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital LLC has more than $3 billion of committed capital under management and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the life science, healthcare services, software and software services, insurance and financial services, and industrial technology industries. "
target: ERT
ERT is a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes research services and customizable medical devices supporting biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations to achieve their drug development and healthcare objectives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$395 [$370]
rev ($mm)
$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.0x
closed 3/6/2012 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Bridgehead International

synopsis: GfK, one of the world’s largest market research organizations, announced the full acquisition and integration of Bridgehead International – operating henceforth as GfK Bridgehead – a leading market access consultancy serving global companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Bridgehead International
Bridgehead International is globally recognized for its expertise in market access strategy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; health economics and health technology assessment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/19/2011 via Company Press Release

ICON Plc, acquired Oxford Outcomes

synopsis: ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has announced the expansion of its Late Phase and Outcomes Research services through the acquisition of Oxford Outcomes, a leading international health outcomes consultancy.
buyer: ICON Plc (ICLR:$1,541.91)
ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. "
target: Oxford Outcomes
Headquartered in Oxford, UK, and with offices in the USA and Canada, Oxford Outcomes provides specialist services in the areas of patient reported outcomes (PRO), health economics, epidemiology and translation and linguistic validation.
price ($mm)
$28*
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closed 5/5/2010 via Company Press Release

Kenneth Getz, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Ken Getz, the founder of CenterWatch—an industry-leading clinical trials information services company—along with private equity investors has purchased the company from Jobson Medical Information.
buyer: Kenneth Getz
Ken Getz founded CenterWatch in 1994 and established the company as a leading provider of operating and business information on the $40 billion global clinical trials industry. Getz sold the company to the Thomson Corporation in 1998. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination of clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch provides a wide variety of information services including grant leads for investigative sites, data about the global clinical trials industry and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/31/2007 via Berkery

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites. "
target parent: Thomson Corporation
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/10/2007 via

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Decision Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announced today that Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm with more than $21 billion under management, will acquire majority control of the Company.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources, Inc., acquired Millennium Research Group

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare industry insight and analysis, announced today that it acquired Millennium Research Group, the global authority on medical technology market intelligence.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: Millennium Research Group
Millennium Research Group is a leading provider of strategic information to the healthcare sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the Company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports.
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