Like Analytica International, Inc.

announced 11/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its non-strategic business unit, Analytica International, Inc., a healthcare economics consulting firm to LA-SER, a London-based pharma research company.
buyer: LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl
LA-SER was founded in 2004, with a mission to bring cutting-edge scientific methodology to evaluate the real-world impact of medicines. Their goal is to find for whom and under which conditions of use the drugs will demonstrate best benefit to patients, with minimal harm. "
target parent: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
target: Analytica International, Inc.
Analytica Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, provides pharmaceutical research and analysis solutions.
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closed 5/14/2012 via Market Wire

ImpactRx, Inc., acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group announced that it has acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC. STG will combine Source Healthcare Analytics with ImpactRx to form Symphony Health Solutions, which will be focused on delivering high-value data, analytics, and technology based solutions for clients across life science manufacturers, payers, and providers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: ImpactRx, Inc.
ImpactRx is the leading provider of consultative and analytically-based promotional effectiveness solutions to the healthcare industry. ImpactRx's ImpactData™ is the industry’s sole source of continuous-capture market promotion and physician treatment data. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC
Source Healthcare Analytics is a leading provider of information and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotech and financial industries. The company's brands include Source®, ProMetis™ and inThought™.
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closed 12/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Caduceus Marketing Research

synopsis: Knowledge Networks is significantly expanding its position in the pharmaceutical and bio-tech research market with the acquisition of Caduceus Marketing Research (CMR). Over the past 11 years CMR has built and grown a panel, the Physicians Consulting Network, which now includes 70,000 U.S. physicians, and allied healthcare professionals.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Caduceus Marketing Research
Caduceus Marketing Research are specialists in quantitative healthcare marketing research. Managed by trained pharmacists of combined healthcare marketing research experience their research includes pharmaceuticals, OTCs, medical devices, surgical supplies,and animal health.
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closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

SPH Analytics, acquired DSS Research

synopsis: SPH Analytics has acquired DSS Research, creating the nation’s premier member experience measurement and analytics firm. DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, and more to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare analytics and population health management, empowers clients to analyze and interpret their clinical, financial, and consumer experience data to maximize their performance. SPH’s solutions include Population Care, Population Value, and Population Engage. "
target: DSS Research
DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with more than 1,000 health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and Hospices to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$670.81)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
rev ($mm)
$344
EBITDA ($mm)
$105
EV / rev
6.9x
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22.7x
closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Bivarus, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 10/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Quintiles Transnational Corp., acquired VCG

synopsis: Quintiles announced the acquisition of VCG & Associates and VCG BIO ("VCG"), based in Holliston, Mass., and Cave Creek, Ariz., respectively. The addition of VCG strengthens Quintiles’ comprehensive commercial services in sales and brand solutions, product solutions, product distribution and market access.
buyer: Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Q:$4,497.17)
Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of more than 20,000 engaged professionals in 60 countries works with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics. "
target: VCG
VCG develops strategic healthcare marketing initiatives to address the challenges surrounding U.S. pharmaceutical market entry. It focuses on biopharma companies that need supplemental resources to maximize commercial opportunities.
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closed 9/13/2011 via PR Newswire

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

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

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., acquired TMS Health

synopsis: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company, became one of the largest providers of customer care services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries with the acquisition of TMS Health from private equity firm Palm Beach Capital.
buyer parent: Xerox Corporation
buyer: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a global FORTUNE 500 company with 74,000 people supporting client operations reaching 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. "
target parent: Palm Beach Capital Partners
target: TMS Health
TMS Health is client-driven, passionate, nimble and responsive. TMS was founded to create and deliver professional communication programs for one of the most competitive and sophisticated market environments – healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
price ($mm)
$48
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closed 6/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Big Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced it has acquired Big Communications, a leading healthcare marketing communications firm.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. "
target: Big Communications, Inc.
Big Communications develops custom healthcare communications for over 20 of the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotech and managed care companies. Its innovative marketing and communications programs are delivered via a variety of channels that include print, digital and mobile.
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closed 3/3/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Gemini Healthcare, LLC, acquired MCM Group

synopsis: Marketing agency Gemini Healthcare has acquired MCM Group, a data analytics and benchmarking applications provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MCM Group delivers its benchmarks programs through a proprietary platform called Total Resource Utilization that will now be available to Gemini's clients.
buyer: Gemini Healthcare, LLC
Gemini Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare marketing company based in Westbrook, Connecticut. "
target: MCM Group
The MCM Group is a healthcare communications organization. We deliver comprehensive marketing, communications and consulting solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. What's uncommon about us? Superior insight.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

CMPMedica, acquired MediReach Healthcare Communication

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its healthcare division CMPMedica has acquired MediReach Healthcare Communication for an initial cash consideration of $1.1 million, with a further deferred consideration of up to $2.75M contingent on future performance.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMPMedica
CMPMedica specialises in healthcare education and information for both professionals and consumers. We produce and distribute a wide range of healthcare information including medical information systems, journals, customised communications and consumer healthcare media in print, CD and net formats. "
target: MediReach Healthcare Communication
MediReach Healthcare Communication is headquartered in Shanghai and provides medical and pharmaceutical marketing consultancy services to multinational pharmaceutical companies across China. This is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Chinese healthcare market.
price ($mm)
$1.10
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closed 1/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cardinal Health Healthcare Marketing Services

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced today it has completed the acquisition of the Healthcare Marketing Services unit of Cardinal Health. Terms of the transaction, which was announced in November, were not disclosed.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, metals services, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Cardinal Health
target: Cardinal Health Healthcare Marketing Services
HMS provides sales and marketing communications services and materials to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company delivers promotional and strategic communications, certified education and event data management services, and contract sales services.
price ($mm)
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$200
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closed 10/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Ventiv Health, acquired Inchord Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Ventiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of inChord Communications, Inc., the world's largest independently-owned global healthcare marketing and communications company. Ventiv announced on September 7, 2005 that it would acquire inChord for $185 million in cash and stock, plus closing adjustments and earn-out payments.
buyer: Ventiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions. "
target: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$184
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closed 9/8/2010 via GlobeNewswire

inVentiv Health, Inc., acquired Star Terre Santé

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

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Reed Weir Communications

synopsis: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, part of Publicis Groupe, announced that it has acquired Sydney-based Reed Weir Communications, one of Australia’s most competitive independent healthcare communications agencies.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is one of the largest healthcare communications groups in the world. Worldwide healthcare services include advertising, medical education, sales, marketing, and digital, as well as medical and scientific affairs. "
target: Reed Weir Communications
Reed Weir Communications develops strategies in marketing communications, crisis management and media relations. The agency’s clients include some of the most celebrated brands of the human and animal health industries such as Bayer, GSK, CSL, Eli Lilly, McKesson and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
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closed 9/3/2007 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, acquired Consultech

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired, through its Diversified Agency Services division, a majority ownership interest in Consultech, a leading healthcare market consulting and marketing communications company based in China.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS): a global enterprise of more than 100 companies that provide services in direct marketing/consulting, public relations, promotional marketing, and specialty communications. "
target: Consultech
Consultech is one of the leading Healthcare Consulting and Marketing Communications companies in China. It enables its clients to grow by integrating local insights with international practices.
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announced 11/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its non-strategic business unit, Analytica International, Inc., a healthcare economics consulting firm to LA-SER, a London-based pharma research company.
buyer: LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl
LA-SER was founded in 2004, with a mission to bring cutting-edge scientific methodology to evaluate the real-world impact of medicines. Their goal is to find for whom and under which conditions of use the drugs will demonstrate best benefit to patients, with minimal harm. "
target parent: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
target: Analytica International, Inc.
Analytica Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, provides pharmaceutical research and analysis solutions.
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announced 11/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its non-strategic business unit, Analytica International, Inc., a healthcare economics consulting firm to LA-SER, a London-based pharma research company.
buyer: LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl
LA-SER was founded in 2004, with a mission to bring cutting-edge scientific methodology to evaluate the real-world impact of medicines. Their goal is to find for whom and under which conditions of use the drugs will demonstrate best benefit to patients, with minimal harm. "
target parent: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
target: Analytica International, Inc.
Analytica Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, provides pharmaceutical research and analysis solutions.
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closed 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 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Corrona, Inc., acquired HealthiVibe LLC

synopsis: Corrona, LLC, a leading provider of real-world observational and syndicated registry data, announced that it has acquired HealthiVibe, LLC, a leading patient experience company. HealthiVibe uses a systematic, evidence-based process to help pharmaceutical clients spearhead patient engagement initiatives of the product lifecycle.
buyer parent: Great Point Partners
buyer: Corrona, Inc.
Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators. "
target: HealthiVibe LLC
HealthiVibe uses a systematic, evidence-based process to help pharmaceutical clients spearhead patient engagement initiatives of the product lifecycle. They leverage models and online analytic platforms to provide tools to optimize clinical trials and enhance product commercialization.
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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 3/8/2016 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.
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$300
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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
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$42
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9.0x
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 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Advarra

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in financial services, healthcare, industrial technology, and software industries, has acquired Advarra, a leading provider of institutional review board, institutional biosafety committee, and research quality and compliance solutions that are critical to the drug development process.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that actively invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Linden Capital Partners
target: Advarra
Advarra, headquartered in Columbia, Md., provides institutional review board (IRB), institutional biosafety committee (IBC) and global research compliance services to clinical trial sponsors, CROs, hospital systems, academic medical centers and investigators.
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announced 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, will acquire Decision Resources Group

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, will acquire Decision Resources Group ("DRG"), a premier provider of high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target parent: Piramal Group
target: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group (DRG) is uniquely positioned to help healthcare businesses improve the lives of patients around the world by creating patient-centric commercial strategies that drive better outcomes and better access.
price ($mm)
$950
rev ($mm)
$207
EBITDA ($mm)
$48
EV / rev
4.6x
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20.0x
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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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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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 7/10/2007 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 1/6/2004 via PR Newswire

Boston Ventures Management, Inc., Castanea Partners, acquired Decision Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Castanea Partners and Boston Ventures Limited Partnership VI today announced the recapitalization of Decision Resources, Inc., with a total transaction value of $58 million. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company is best known for its therapeutically-focused analyses of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.
buyer: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Castanea Partners
Boston Ventures Management, LLC is a private equity firm that has been an active investor and financial partner to management teams in the media, entertainment, publishing and information and communications sectors since 1983, earning the firm a franchise position in the private equity community. "
target: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.
price ($mm)
$58
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closed 12/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sudler & Hennessey, acquired System Analytic Ltd.

synopsis: Sudler & Hennessey, has acquired a majority stake in System Analytic for an undisclosed sum. Sudler is a global healthcare marketing and communications network, while London-based System Analytic’s database and online tools enable pharmaceutical companies to identify, map and engage key opinions leaders across a broad range of medical fields.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Sudler & Hennessey
Sudler & Hennessey is one of the world's leading healthcare communications firms, developing strategic promotional and educational programmes for a broad array of healthcare brands. "
target: System Analytic Ltd.
System Analytic Ltd. owns and operates a database and online tools to help pharmaceutical companies to identify and engages opinion leaders. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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announced 3/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, will acquire Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services announced an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation and a number of venture capital funds to acquire a majority stake in Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd., a highly respected Japanese online medical communications agency.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations. "
target parent: Itochu Corporation
target: Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.
Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd. ("MCI") is a highly respected and well-known Japanese online medical communications agency. Based in Tokyo, MCI operates a Marketing Research division and a Detailing Solutions division, both focused on the healthcare industry.
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closed 1/24/2012 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: IMS Health has acquired PharmARC, an India-based company specializing in commercial analytics and services for the life sciences industry. The acquisition adds significant scale to a world-class services delivery platform, strengthens IMS’s business process outsourcing capabilities.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry around the world. The company draws on its global technology infrastructure and unique combination of in-depth, analytics, and consulting platforms to help clients better understand the value of medicines. "
target: PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
PharmARC is a leading provider of analytic solutions for the efficient commercialization of drugs and medical products. The firm’s analytics and services enable its life sciences customers to make informed decisions related to their sales and marketing strategies and implementation.
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announced 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Campbell Alliance Group, Inc., will purchase Promotional and Medical Audit Businesses from SDI Health LLC

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain promotional and medical audit businesses of SDI Health, which IMS Health has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval of its acquisition of SDI.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: SDI Health LLC
SDI Health is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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