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closed 11/4/2010 via PR Newswire

PDI, Inc., acquired Group DCA

synopsis: PDI, Inc., a leading provider of integrated promotional outsource services to health care companies, announced the expansion of its business with the acquisition of Group DCA, a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
buyer: PDI, Inc. (PDII:$140.12)
PDI is a commercial sales and marketing partner to the biopharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics industries. "
target: Group DCA
Group DCA, formerly Dot Com Advisors, offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. It is a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$24 [$25]
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$15
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closed 3/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Haymarket Media, LLC, acquired Group DCA

synopsis: Haymarket Media, Inc, a privately owned media company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Group DCA—an interactive digital communications agency specializing in multi-channel engagement of health care providers—from PDI Inc.
buyer parent: Haymarket Group Limited
buyer: Haymarket Media, LLC
Haymarket Media Group is a privately owned media company. It has publications in the consumer, business, professional and customer sectors, both print and online. It also operates exhibitions allied to its own publications, and on behalf of organisations such as the BBC. "
target parent: PDI, Inc.
target: Group DCA
Group dca offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. Those qualifications translate into award-winning programs powered by DIAGRAM™, their proprietary software.
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closed 3/2/2015 via BusinessWire

ICON Plc, acquired MediMedia Pharma Solutions

synopsis: ICON plc, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries announced that it has completed the acquisition of MediMedia Pharma Solutions. MediaMedia Pharma Solutions is a combination of MediMedia Managed Markets and Complete HealthCare Communications.
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. The Company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: MediMedia Pharma Solutions
MediaMedia Pharma Solutions is a combination of MediMedia Managed Markets (MMM) and Complete HealthCare Communications (CHC). MMM is a strategic payer-validated market access solutions for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. CHC is a medical communication agency.
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$120
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closed 4/4/2007 via Company Press Release

MediMedia USA, acquired Complete Healthcare Communications Inc.

synopsis: MediMedia USA announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc., a leading strategic medical communications agency that specializes in strategic publication planning. CHC will join the Professional Division of MediMedia USA.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: 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. "
target: Complete Healthcare Communications Inc.
Complete Healthcare Communications is a strategic medical communications agency that specializes in publication planning. Our commitment to all of our clients is to deliver the highest product quality coupled with exceptional service, resulting in scientific integrity with commercial impact.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications

synopsis: Accenture, a leading global professional services company, announced its acquisition of Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, an international full-service digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical-device industries.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,327.04)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications
Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications provides digital marketing services, web-site development and site promotion for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They marry the art of creativity with the rigor of science to produce digital solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech clients.
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closed 1/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Havas Health, acquired Bird & Schulte Advertising

synopsis: The Havas Group has acquired Bird & Schulte Advertising, an award-winning agency based in Germany. Bird & Schulte offers a full spectrum of services for Rx and OTC, including advertising, digital media, events and medical education. Bird & Schulte will be renamed Havas Life Bird & Schulte, part of the Havas Health global network.
buyer parent: Havas
buyer: Havas Health
Havas Health is one of the largest fully integrated, global health communications groups. With 60 health-focused offices in over 50 countries, they offer advertising, public relations, event promotion, medical education, digital marketing, direct-to-patient and consulting services. "
target: Bird & Schulte Advertising
Bird & Schulte, a full-service health and wellness communications agency, offers the complete spectrum covering advertising, medical education, events and digital media for Rx and OTC.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Cognizant Technology Solutions, acquired Cadient Group

synopsis: Cognizant announced it has acquired Cadient Group, a full-service digital marketing agency that serves a broad spectrum of life sciences companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health, and medical device industries.
buyer: Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH:$16,757.00)
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. "
target parent: Edison Partners
target: Cadient Group
Cadient Group is a leading digital marketing agency that serves a diverse range of industry markets and stakeholders, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, hospital and healthcare systems, institutions and associations.
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announced 11/9/2012 via

Indegene Lifesystems Pvt Ltd., will acquire Aptilon Holdings Inc

synopsis: Indegene Lifesystems Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of R&D, commercial and marketing solutions to top global pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations, announced a definitive agreement to acquire the multi-channel, video and e-detailing, and physician marketing services business of Aptilon Holdings Inc.
buyer: Indegene Lifesystems Pvt Ltd.
Indegene Lifesystems is a global provider of knowledge-intensive services that span a full spectrum of integrated scientific promotions, medical education, and business analytical solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care organizations. "
target: Aptilon Holdings Inc
Aptilon enables pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to effectively reach, message, connect, and interact with US physicians and healthcare professionals via multiple access channels.
price ($mm)
$1.51
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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 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 6/16/2010 via Market Wire

Cliff Rock Resources, merged with Virtual Medical Centre Ltd

synopsis: Cliff Rock Resources ("Cliff Rock") is pleased to announce it has completed a reverse merger transaction resulting in the acquisition of Virtual Medical Centre Ltd, Australasia's leading online medical information website. Cliff Rock has submitted to have its name changed to Virtual Medical Center I
buyer: Cliff Rock Resources (CLFR:$0.00)
Cliff Rock Resources Corp. (Cliff Rock) is an exploration-stage company. The Company's principal business is the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources. As of September 30, 2009, the Company had not identified any reserves of these minerals on the IQUE Claim. "
target: Virtual Medical Centre Ltd
Virtual Medical Centre ("VMC") provides online medical information. VMC provides accurate, timely, accredited and free medical information to a rapidly increasing consumer and professional audience of over 750,000 unique visitors a month.
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announced 5/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Sosido Networks

synopsis: Vancouver-based publicly traded incubator, LX Ventures is acquiring Sosido Networks, an online knowledge exchange community for healthcare professionals. The acquisition of Sosido brings significant synergies to the LXV group.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Sosido Networks
Sosido Networks is a web service which provides healthcare associations and their members with a better way to share knowledge. Sosido enables the knowledge exchange which leads to breakthroughs in research, delivery and, ultimately, better care for patients.
price ($mm)
$0.42
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closed 8/23/2011 via BusinessWire

M3 USA Corporation, acquired Doctors.net.uk

synopsis: M3 USA announced the acquisition of Doctors.net.uk, the largest physician network in the United Kingdom. Doctors.net.uk is the most popular professional web portal and email service for physicians in the UK while providing digital promotion and market research services to the life science industry.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. "
target: Doctors.net.uk
Doctors.net.uk is a secure service offering a professional e-mail facility, clinical and non-clinical forums, the very latest medical news and free accredited education allowing doctors to maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
price ($mm)
$21
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closed 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Healthware Group S.r.l., acquired Pharmaphorum

synopsis: Healthware Group has acquired pharmaphorum in a move that will combine its consulting and full-service agency capabilities with pharmaphorum’s content-driven stakeholder engagement and publications. Pharmaphorum combines industry leading publications, strategic consulting and a content-driven stakeholder engagement agency.
buyer: Healthware Group S.r.l.
Healthware is a next-generation integrated consulting group that has been supporting marketing and sales in life sciences through its full-service agency for more than 20 years. "
target: Pharmaphorum
Pharmaphorum combines industry leading publications, strategic consulting and a content-driven stakeholder engagement agency. Pharmaphorum supports clients through their publication and consultative and creative capabilities in marketing, medical, communications and digital innovation.
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closed 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Engel Publishing Partners

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, an Apprise Media portfolio company, has acquired Engel Publishing Partners from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Engel is a niche B2B media company serving the $634 billion global pharmaceutical market. Engel’s array of print, online and data products and conferences–i
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Engel Publishing Partners
Engel Publishing Partners publishes well-established business magazines. Through PharmaLive.com, we offer several interactive products, including the eKnowledgebase, PharmaSentry, the PharmaLive.com eNewsletter Series and Therapeutics Daily eNewsletter Series, and OnDemand Special Reports.
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closed 7/23/2020 via PR Newswire

KnowFully Learning Group, acquired CME Outfitters

synopsis: KnowFully Learning Group, a leading provider of continuing professional education and exam preparation courses to the healthcare, accounting, and finance sectors, has acquired CME Outfitters, a leading accredited provider of continuing medical education.
buyer parent: NexPhase Capital
buyer: KnowFully Learning Group
KnowFully Learning Group is a leading provider of end-to-end professional education in the accounting, finance, and healthcare sectors. KnowFully's brands enable students and professionals to prepare for and pass professional licensure exams and satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials."
target: CME Outfitters
CME Outfitters develops, distributes, and certifies continuing education activities that focus on the integration of the multidisciplinary care team to ensure the best care of patients. Their educational interventions include interactive webcasts, live symposia, medical simulations, and more.
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, LLC, acquired Pharmalot

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, announced that it has acquired Pharmalot. As part of the acquisition, Pharmalot’s founder, Ed Silverman, will join Canon as an Editor at Large in the Pharmaceutical Media Group and will continue as Pharmalot’s Editor.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Pharmalot
Pharmalot is an influential blog focused on news and information in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot is written by Ed Silverman, a prize-winning journalist who has covered the pharmaceutical industry for the past 15 years.
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closed 12/14/2010 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired MedPage Today Inc.

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of online health solutions, announced that it has acquired MedPage Today, LLC, a news organization serving healthcare professionals. The acquisition immediately provides Everyday Health with a significant offering for healthcare professionals.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is a leading provider of health solutions. The company provides consumers, healthcare professionals, and brands with content and advertising-based services across a broad portfolio of over 25 websites that span the health spectrum. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: MedPage Today Inc.
MedPage Today is a news organization serving healthcare professionals. The company's daily, peer-reviewed news coverage delivered via the web and several mobile applications allows healthcare professionals to put breaking medical news into practice.
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closed 8/20/2010 via Market Wire

WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd., acquired VIPMEDRx, Inc.

synopsis: WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd., a facilities-based digital media company, announced the acquisition of VIPMEDRX, a digital telemedicine company providing personal, remote monitoring services, education and social networking capabilities to chronically ill patients.
buyer: WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd. (WDMG:$0.00)
WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd. was founded to create a new global communications infrastructure for the delivery of converged communications services i.e. voice, audio, video, data, streaming media and broadcast content over protocol independent multi-layered communication systems. "
target: VIPMEDRx, Inc.
VIPMEDRx, Inc., doing business as VMRx, along with its subsidiaries, develops and sells multimedia Web-based healthcare applications to patients, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers.
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closed 5/15/2012 via BusinessWire

Alliance Health Networks, acquired Medify

synopsis: Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Medify, a leading provider of data-driven treatment information, to offer patients and caregivers the industry’s most comprehensive social engagement platform.
buyer: Alliance Health Networks
Alliance Health Networks is building a free and independent social engagement platform that gives people the power to navigate their personal health journey. The company owns and operates more than 50 social networks and 20 mobile versions serving over 1.5 million registered members. "
target: Medify
Medify is revolutionizing online health search by making it uniquely personal, visual and social. The company’s proprietary, patent-pending technology mines millions of real patient experiences from disparate data sources that are backed by medical professionals.
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closed 3/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Haymarket Media, LLC, acquired Group DCA

synopsis: Haymarket Media, Inc, a privately owned media company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Group DCA—an interactive digital communications agency specializing in multi-channel engagement of health care providers—from PDI Inc.
buyer parent: Haymarket Group Limited
buyer: Haymarket Media, LLC
Haymarket Media Group is a privately owned media company. It has publications in the consumer, business, professional and customer sectors, both print and online. It also operates exhibitions allied to its own publications, and on behalf of organisations such as the BBC. "
target parent: PDI, Inc.
target: Group DCA
Group dca offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. Those qualifications translate into award-winning programs powered by DIAGRAM™, their proprietary software.
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closed 11/4/2010 via PR Newswire

PDI, Inc., acquired Group DCA

synopsis: PDI, Inc., a leading provider of integrated promotional outsource services to health care companies, announced the expansion of its business with the acquisition of Group DCA, a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
buyer: PDI, Inc. (PDII:$140.12)
PDI is a commercial sales and marketing partner to the biopharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics industries. "
target: Group DCA
Group DCA, formerly Dot Com Advisors, offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. It is a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$24 [$25]
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$15
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, purchased Commercial Services Business from PDI, Inc.

synopsis: PDI and Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG), part of Publicis Groupe has completed its acquisition of PDI’s Commercial Services business which provides go-to-market strategy and execution to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and healthcare companies in the United States.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. PHCG manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. "
seller: PDI, Inc. (PDII:$140.12)
The Commercial Services business of PDI provides go-to-market strategy and execution to established and emerging pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and healthcare companies in the United States. PDI is a leading healthcare commercialization company.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 3/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Haymarket Media, LLC, acquired Group DCA

synopsis: Haymarket Media, Inc, a privately owned media company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Group DCA—an interactive digital communications agency specializing in multi-channel engagement of health care providers—from PDI Inc.
buyer parent: Haymarket Group Limited
buyer: Haymarket Media, LLC
Haymarket Media Group is a privately owned media company. It has publications in the consumer, business, professional and customer sectors, both print and online. It also operates exhibitions allied to its own publications, and on behalf of organisations such as the BBC. "
target parent: PDI, Inc.
target: Group DCA
Group dca offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. Those qualifications translate into award-winning programs powered by DIAGRAM™, their proprietary software.
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closed 12/30/2011 via BNC Analysis

Informed Medical Communications, acquired Pharmakon

synopsis: PDI, Inc. entered into an agreement to sell certain of the assets of its Pharmakon, LLC business unit to Informed Medical Communications, Inc. Pharmakon, with revenues of approximately $6 million in 2011, is engaged in the creation, design and implementation of peer to peer interactive programs targeted at healthcare professionals.
buyer: Informed Medical Communications
Informed Medical Communications is an interactive medical marketing group of companies providing services to the biopharmaceutical industry. The companies include The Peer Group and RxDialogue, leaders in conducting peer-to-peer medical programs and delivering integrated medical communications. "
target parent: PDI, Inc.
target: Pharmakon
Pharmakon, L.L.C., a healthcare communications company, engages in the creation, design, and implementation of interactive peer persuasion programs. It offers its programs through various venues, including teleconferences, dinner meetings, lunch and learns, and Web casts.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 11/4/2010 via PR Newswire

PDI, Inc., acquired Group DCA

synopsis: PDI, Inc., a leading provider of integrated promotional outsource services to health care companies, announced the expansion of its business with the acquisition of Group DCA, a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
buyer: PDI, Inc. (PDII:$140.12)
PDI is a commercial sales and marketing partner to the biopharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics industries. "
target: Group DCA
Group DCA, formerly Dot Com Advisors, offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. It is a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$24 [$25]
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$15
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closed 11/4/2010 via PR Newswire

PDI, Inc., acquired Group DCA

synopsis: PDI, Inc., a leading provider of integrated promotional outsource services to health care companies, announced the expansion of its business with the acquisition of Group DCA, a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
buyer: PDI, Inc. (PDII:$140.12)
PDI is a commercial sales and marketing partner to the biopharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics industries. "
target: Group DCA
Group DCA, formerly Dot Com Advisors, offers the creativity and innovation of an interactive agency, combined with the brand-building strategy and skilled account management of an agency of record. It is a privately held interactive digital communications agency serving biopharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Arsenal Capital Partners, acquired BresMed Health Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm investing in healthcare and specialty industrials companies, announced the acquisition of BresMed Health Solutions, a pioneer in providing health economic research, communications, and consulting services to the global pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Arsenal Capital Partners
Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle‐market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, and completed more than 45 platform investments. "
target: BresMed Health Solutions Ltd
BresMed is a health economic and outcomes research consultancy that provides health economic solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry. Established in 2006, BresMed has more than 150 staff across offices in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, the U.S., and India.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: WindRose Health Investors, LLC, the New York-based healthcare private equity firm, has completed the recapitalization of its portfolio company, Medical Knowledge Group, by investment funds managed by Court Square Capital Partners. Medical Knowledge Group provides specialized medical communications and market research services.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed over 230 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target parent: WindRose Health Investors
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group, through its operating companies, provides specialized medical communications services, proprietary analytic solutions, and market research services to the biopharmaceutical industry.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fishawack Group, acquired 2e Creative

synopsis: 2e Creative, an internationally recognized healthcare marketing strategy firm focused on launching pharmaceutical and medical device products has joined the Fishawack Group, one of UK's largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists.
buyer: Fishawack Group
UK-based Fishawack Group is one of the largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists. It comprises of Fishawack Medical Communications, offering services in medical communications, and Fishawack Creative, offering strategic planning, development, and advertising. "
target: 2e Creative
2e Creative is a launch and growth agency featuring Fortune 50 clients across pharma, medical device, and research biotech. The agency’s core competencies include branding, marketing strategy, digital marketing, sales training, and meeting/event production.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

MTS Health Investors, LLC, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: MTS Health Investors, LLC the NY-based healthcare private equity firm, announced that funds managed by MTS have completed a recapitalization of Medical Knowledge Group, LLC. Medical Knowledge Group is an analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel healthcare marketing and communications provider servicing the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer: MTS Health Investors, LLC
MTS Health Investors, LLC, located in New York, is a healthcare private equity firm that makes investments in operating companies within the healthcare industry. MTS focuses on companies that deliver greater value for every dollar spent in healthcare. "
target parent: CIVC Partners, LP
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group is a New York based, independent analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions provider serving marketing, medical affairs, and stakeholder relations teams at biopharmaceutical companies throughout the entire product lifecycle.
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closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Carling Communications

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the largest independent medical communications organizations, has acquired the Carling Group of Companies, including Carling Communications and MCME Global. Carling Communications is an agency focused entirely on healthcare marketing, while MCME Global specializes in medical education.
buyer: Fishawack Group
The Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists, with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 16 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients. "
target: Carling Communications
The Carling Group of Companies is comprised of Carling Communications, a full-service creative agency specializing in award-winning work for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and MCME Global, which specializes in medical education.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Newswire

VSS Medical Technologies, acquired Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. announced it purchased a majority interest in Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
buyer: VSS Medical Technologies
VSS Medical Technologies is a healthcare informatics company that offers a diverse portfolio of hyper-specialized software and professional service solutions. They are an innovative technology company that leverages cutting-edge tools to address some of the most comple "
target: Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Strategic Pharma Solutions merged with MicroMass Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: MicroMass Communications, Inc., a Cary-based healthcare communications agency, and Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. (SPS), a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency, announced that the two companies have merged. The new company will operate as MicroMass Communications, Inc., at the existing MicroMass location in Cary, NC.
buyer: MicroMass Communications, Inc.
MicroMass Communications is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in digital, relationship marketing, and non-personal promotion. Their unique expertise in human health behavior allows them to create highly effective solutions for patients and health care providers. "
target: Strategic Pharma Solutions
Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. is a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency focused on bringing clients tailor-made, strategic solutions for their marketing and communications needs.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Ogilvy CommonHealth, acquired Element Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Element Marketing Group, a leading market access agency in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, has been acquired by Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather and a WPP company.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy CommonHealth
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including brand identity and development, clinical trial recruitment, digital/interactive services, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, global integration, managed care marketing, market research and analytics, and more. "
target: Element Marketing Group, Inc.
Element Marketing Group Inc. (EMG) is a full service medical marketing agency, delivering commercialization strategies and solutions for small molecule, biologic, and medical device products from pre-commercialization through the product lifecycle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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.
price ($mm)
$6.97
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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 1/2/2008 via Company Press Release

CIVC Partners, LP, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: CIVC Partners recently teamed with management to invest in Medical Knowledge Group, LLC, a provider of medical communications and health care education services based in New York City. As part of the transaction, key managers reinvested a portion of their proceeds, retaining a significant ownership in the Company.
buyer: CIVC Partners, LP
CIVC Partners manages $1.3 billion in private equity capital and currently invests from a $650 million fund. CIVC provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies and executives with a focus on business services, financial services, and media & information services. "
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group is comprised of several best-in-class organizations dedicated to addressing the unmet education needs of physicians and other health care professionals. MKG companies specialize in distinct areas of health care marketing and/or communications across all media platforms.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WPP Group, plc, acquired Communications Media Inc.

synopsis: CMI (Communications Media Inc.), a specialist healthcare media agency, has been acquired by WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications services group. CMI is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare industry.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,006.74)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Communications Media Inc.
CMI (Communications Media Inc.) is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Waterland Private Equity Investments, acquired Integrated Medhealth Communication

synopsis: Dutch firm Waterland Private Equity has bought a significant majority stake in UK-based consultancy Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC). IMC provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally.
buyer: Waterland Private Equity Investments
Based in the Netherlands, Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. "
target: Integrated Medhealth Communication
Founded in 2006, Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC) provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally, including eight of the 20 largest drug companies in the world.
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., acquired Huntsworth PLC

synopsis: CD&R Artemis UK Bidco Ltd, an entity formed by US private equity Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP, is to acquire Huntsworth PLC, an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients.
buyer: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on producing financial returns by building stronger, more profitable businesses. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $28 billion in 84 businesses. The Firm has offices in New York and London. "
target: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth PLC is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$516 [$665]
rev ($mm)
$342
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
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2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired HealthCare21

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global healthcare communications agency, has acquired HealthCare21, an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: HealthCare21
HealthCare21 is an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
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closed 6/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Eureka Growth Capital, acquired MedForce Inc.

synopsis: Eureka Growth Capital, a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies, has acquired MedForce from Call, Inc, a provider of marketing services. MedForce is a full-service medical communications company offering a comprehensive portfolio of services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
target parent: Call Inc.
target: MedForce Inc.
MedForce is a full-service medical communications company offering a comprehensive portfolio of services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. MedForce develops and implements innovative advisory and promotional tactics to meet a client's strategic objectives.
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closed 6/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, acquired BioPharm Communications, LLC

synopsis: Southfield Capital, a leading lower middle market private equity firm, announced that it has completed the sale of BioPharm Communications to Omnicom Health Group. BioPharm is a leading communications agency that specializes in proprietary, multichannel marketing programs to physicians and healthcare practitioners for pharmaceutical clients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: Southfield Capital Advisors
target: BioPharm Communications, LLC
Founded in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 2005, BioPharm Communications helps brand teams at pharmaceutical and biotech companies execute customized marketing campaigns through a comprehensive portfolio of proprietary program offerings.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications

synopsis: Accenture, a leading global professional services company, announced its acquisition of Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, an international full-service digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical-device industries.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,327.04)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications
Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications provides digital marketing services, web-site development and site promotion for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They marry the art of creativity with the rigor of science to produce digital solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech clients.
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