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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd., acquired Cambridge Medical Communication

synopsis: Prime Global has bought Cambridge Medical Communication in a deal that will see the UK-based company join its stable of six agencies and two consultancies. Cambridge Medical Communication is an independent medical communications agency based near Cambridge, UK.
buyer: Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd.
Prime Global is a group of seven full-service Medical Communications agencies and two specialist consultancies. They provide the world’s leading biotech, pharma and healthcare businesses with professional communications and strategic consultancy services. "
target: Cambridge Medical Communication
Cambridge Medical Communication is an independent medical communications agency based near Cambridge, UK. Founded in 1998 by Managing Director, Jenny Muiry PhD, Cambridge Medical Communication has built up a formidable reputation for providing clear and imaginative medical communication materials.
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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]
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$342
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$70
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

AIM Communication Srl, acquired GAS Communication & Partners s.r.l.

synopsis: AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, has acquired the majority stake in Gas Communication, a PR and media relations agency specialising in the health sector. Gas Communication has been offering communication consultancy and highly professional services since 1999.
buyer parent: AIM Group International S.P.A.
buyer: AIM Communication Srl
AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, is the open innovation network dedicated to communication, brand activation and digital technologies. Its network includes agencies Vangogh, Nautes and the Fandango Club. "
target: GAS Communication & Partners s.r.l.
Based in Italy, GAS Communication is a communication and public relations agency specialized in the health sector, which has been offering communication consultancy and highly professional services since 1999.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired jacobstahl

synopsis: Global independent PR agency Ruder Finn announced that it has acquired jacobstahl, a full-service public relations agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: jacobstahl
jacobstahl is a full-service agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
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closed 4/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Envision Pharma Group, acquired 90Ten

synopsis: Global healthcare communications consultancy 90TEN has been acquired by Envision Pharma Group, a global provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions. The acquisition of 90TEN extends Envision’s footprint in patient engagement and medical communications with its behavioral science methodology.
buyer parent: Ardian
buyer: Envision Pharma Group
Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Envision is a leading provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions through its iEnvision platform. "
target: 90Ten
90TEN is a global healthcare communications consultancy that aims to make people healthier and happier through education and communications. The company provides PR, medical communications, and patient advocacy services that use behavioral science methodologies to maximize brand and health outcomes.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
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$17
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2.6x
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closed 12/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Open Health merged with Peloton Advantage,

synopsis: Amulet Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, announced that it has acquired OPEN Health, a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group. Amulet plans to merge OPEN Health with its existing portfolio company, Peloton Advantage.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Peloton Advantage
Peloton Advantage, LLC is a medical communications company specializing in strategic publication planning and associated content development for medical education programs. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating within four core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; Value, Informatics and Evidence; Consulting and Commercialization.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cello Health Communications, purchased Healthcare Team from Firstlight Public Relations

synopsis: Cello Health Communications has acquired the ten-strong healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations. Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, will now be called Cello Health Public Relations and is located in central London. Firstlight's healthcare team provides healthcare public relations services.
buyer parent: Cello Health plc
buyer: Cello Health Communications
Cello Health Communications provides the full range of evidence through engagement solutions to biopharma, device, diagnostic and consumer companies through the synergistic blend of their strategic, scientific and creative expertise. "
seller: Firstlight Public Relations
Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, provides healthcare public relations services. Firstlight Public Relations is a UK-based full service public relations agency with extensive experience in corporate, B2B, and healthcare communications.
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closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Havas Health, acquired Just:: Health Communications

synopsis: Havas Health announced the acquisition of Just:: Health Communications, a leading London agency known for its innovative work and for providing services to global clients in public relations, medical communications, public affairs and digital communications.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health
The Havas Health network has a uniquely unified model offering strategy, promotion, medical education, market access, PR and digital solutions inside each agency asset. "
target: Just:: Health Communications
Just:: is a healthcare agency that is committed to working with ambitious, people who share its desire to ask questions, break new ground and make a positive impact. Just:: prides itself on giving confident, honest advice and creating powerful campaigns that resonate with clients and stakeholders.
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closed 3/3/2015 via GlobeNewswire

A.D.A.M., Inc., acquired Via Media Health

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Via Media Health, one of India's leading health content & communication companies. Via Media Health will be immediately integrated into its A.D.A.M. Health Information Exchange Division.
buyer parent: Ebix, Inc.
buyer: A.D.A.M., Inc. (ADAM:$0.00)
Founded in 1990, A.D.A.M., Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine, has been a worldwide leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to health care organizations, hospitals, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions. "
target: Via Media Health
Via Media Health is a 13 years old communication, consulting, and networking organization focused on innovative health communication solutions in India.
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closed 4/2/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Paul Werth Associates, acquired Generations Sync

synopsis: Paul Werth Associates, an integrated communications firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Generations Sync, a Chicago-based boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. Generations Sync is immediately changing its name to Paul Werth Associates.
buyer: Paul Werth Associates
Paul Werth Associates is an independent, full-service communications firm that helps grow businesses, launch brands and shape strategies for some of the Midwest's leading organizations. Its competencies include public relations, public affairs, marketing and branding, B2B advertising, and research. "
target: Generations Sync
Generations Sync is a boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. It produces stronger brands and loyal customers by integrating emerging technologies with traditional disciplines such as strategy, promotional education, and direct marketing.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired ISO.health

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the healthcare sector, announced the acquisition of ISO.health, a London-based medical communications agency.
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: ISO.health
ISO.health is a London-based medical communications agency. ISO comprises a talented team of industry experts who are adept at developing and delivering impactful omni-channel medical and scientific educational programs for pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies and organizations.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd (UBS), one of the leading Chinese agencies specialized in healthcare communications. UBS will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd
U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd is a full-service agency specializing in pharmaceutical PR, marketing and events management. It uses in-depth market intelligence to deliver industry-leading services through brand management and marketing, creative design, and much more.
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closed 4/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Physicians Interactive, acquired MedManage Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), a leader in digital sales and marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of MedManage Systems Inc., the nation's leading provider of online, on-demand prescription drug sampling. Under the agreement, MedManage is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive LLC.
buyer parent: Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive builds an electronic dialogue with healthcare professionals by utilizing technology platforms and online interactive programs to deliver valuable education and promotion about medical products and disease states. "
target: MedManage Systems, Inc.
MedManage is the leading online drug sampling provider in the industry. The company's Samples On Demand(TM) service connects pharmaceutical manufacturers' brands with their customers through a network of physician portals which provides users near ubiquitous access to medication samples.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired MediMedia USA

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners together with members of MediMedia has closed the purchase of MediMedia, an innovative specialty healthcare communications, publishing and patient education company, from Cinven, The Carlyle Group and Apax Partners.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: Cinven
target: MediMedia USA
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$605
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$280
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$53
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2.2x
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11.5x
closed 4/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Inchord Communications, Inc., acquired Jeffrey Simbrow Associates

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisitions of Synergos, Inc., a focused clinical services provider, and Jeffrey Simbrow Associates Inc., Canada's leading healthcare marketing and communications agency. Both acquisitions were announced by inVentiv on March 13.
buyer parent: inVentiv Health, Inc.
buyer: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies. "
target: Jeffrey Simbrow Associates
Jeffrey Simbrow Associates is the largest healthcare- focused advertising and marketing agency in Canada and is internationally recognized for its expertise in marketing management training.
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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 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
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closed 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Canale Communications

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an Ireland-based global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services, has acquired Canale Communications, a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
Headquartered in Ireland, UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Canale Communications
Canale Communications is a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries. It has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech, and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development.
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closed 5/21/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Putnam Associates

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international healthcare services provider, announces the acquisition of Putnam Associates, a company that provides strategic advice based on sophisticated and robust analytics to biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, and medical device clients.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Putnam Associates
Putnam Associates serves global biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, and medical device clients, along with private equity and venture capital clients, providing world class strategic advice based on sophisticated, robust analytics.
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$60
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired Create NYC

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international healthcare services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Create NYC, a New York-based disruptive creative communications agency. The business will become part of UDG's Ashfield Communications, a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They provide field and contact centre sales teams, healthcare communications, patient support, audit, advisory, medical information and event management services. "
target: Create NYC
Create NYC is an innovative New York-based healthcare creative communications agency, offering the tactical execution of sales and marketing materials for its international pharmaceutical clients.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired SmartAnalyst, Inc.

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international healthcare services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SmartAnalyst, a New York-based strategic commercialisation consulting and analytics business. The business will become part of Ashfield Communications.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They provide field and contact centre sales teams, healthcare communications, patient support, audit, advisory, medical information and event management services. "
target: SmartAnalyst, Inc.
SmartAnalyst is a US-based strategic consulting and analytics business focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sector. SmartAnalyst provides strategic consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies to support disease, asset, and portfolio level decisions.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired MicroMass Communications, Inc.

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an international healthcare services provider, announced the acquisition of MicroMass Communications, a U.S.-based healthcare communications agency specializing in behavioural change.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc is a leading international partner of choice delivering clinical, commercial, communication and packaging services to the healthcare industry, employing 8,000 with operations in 23 countries and delivering services in over 50 countries. "
target parent: Periscope Equity
target: 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.
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$64
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closed 5/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired Pegasus Public Relations Ltd

synopsis: Pegasus, one of the most successful integrated healthcare communications consultancies in the UK, announced it has been acquired by UDG Healthcare plc, an international provider of outsourced healthcare services. Pegasus joins Ashfield Healthcare Communications, which is part of UDG Healthcare’s Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services Division.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in providing outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device and biotech companies. Ashfield provides contract sales teams, customer service reps, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, and other services. "
target: Pegasus Public Relations Ltd
Pegasus specialises in helping private and public sector organisations communicate healthy messages through integrated communications programmes. Pegasus has an award-winning track record of creating and implementing campaigns that inspire behavior change.
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
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$144
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$106
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$20
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7.2x
announced 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, will acquire Drug Safety Alliance, Inc.

synopsis: Irish healthcare services provider United Drug plc announced an agreement to acquire North Carolina based Drug Safety Alliance Inc. DSA is a global leader in safety and risk management services supporting pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, consumer health and animal health organizations.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Drug Safety Alliance, Inc.
Drug Safety Alliance, Inc. is a provider of clinical trial and post-marketing drug safety and pharmacovigilance solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. DSA manages services including case management, regulatory consulting, quality management, and a secure, validated safety database.
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$21
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announced 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, will acquire Synopia RX, LLC

synopsis: Irish healthcare services provider United Drug plc, announced an agreement to acquire Synopia RX LLC. SynopiaRx consults with BioTech and Pharmaceutical companies as well as investment organizations to deliver market intelligence, strategies and account management.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Synopia RX, LLC
SynopiaRx engages with companies in the BioTech and Pharmaceutical industry to optimize their commercialization of medicines in the managed care marketplace.
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
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closed 12/1/2010 via Company Press Release

United Drug plc, acquired World Events Group, Ltd.

synopsis: United Drug, plc has acquired WorldEvents® Group, the global group of event management companies headed by WorldEvents® Group Limited. WorldEvents® is one of the UK’s top five event management businesses, specialising in the healthcare/pharmaceutical sector.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: World Events Group, Ltd.
WorldEvents® is an international event agency. WorldEvents® is ranked in the top ten event management agencies in Europe and has won numerous industry awards for the work it has conducted for its clients.
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closed 8/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired InforMed Direct

synopsis: United Drug Plc, an Ireland-based healthcare services provider, has acquired the entire share capital of InforMed Direct Plc, a UK-based healthcare communications and market research agency, for a consideration of GBP11.4 million in cash.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: InforMed Direct
InforMed offers healthcare communications at every stage of the product lifecycle – from development and consultancy to tactical delivery. Its market research and business analysis division delivers quant and qual research, as well as forecasting and market simulation models.
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$18
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closed 10/28/2020 via PR Newswire

HealthLynked, acquired MedOfficeDirect, LLC

synopsis: HealthLynked Corp, a global healthcare network focused on care management of its members and a provider of healthcare technologies that connects doctors, patients, and medical data, has acquired MedOfficeDirect, LLC, a Naples, FL based virtual distributor of discounted medical supplies selling to both consumers and medical practices.
buyer: HealthLynked (K:HLYK:$4.84)
HealthLynked provides a solution for both patient members and providers to improve healthcare through the exchange of medical information. The HealthLynked Network is a cloud-based platform that allows members to connect with their healthcare providers and take more control of their healthcare. "
target: MedOfficeDirect, LLC
MedOfficeDirect (MOD) is a virtual distributor of discounted medical supplies selling to both consumers and medical practices. With over 13,000 name brand medical products in over 150 different categories, MOD makes ordering medical supplies both convenient and cost-effective for its users.
price ($mm)
$3.40
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired National HME

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm investing in growth-oriented companies in healthcare, business and communications services, announced the acquisition of National HME, Inc. (“NHME”). NHME is the largest provider of outsourced medical equipment management solutions to the hospice market.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital Partners is an independent private equity firm focused on investments in healthcare, media/communications and business services companies. "
target: National HME
National HME, Inc. ("NHME") is the largest provider of outsourced medical equipment management solutions to the hospice market.
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closed 4/2/2004 via BusinessWire

McKesson Corporation, acquired Moore Medical Corporation

synopsis: McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), the world's leading healthcare services company and the largest distributor of medical surgical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the alternate site marketplace, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Moore Medical Corporation (AMEX:MMD) of New Britain, Conn.
buyer: McKesson Corporation (MCK:$214,319.00)
McKesson Corporation, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. "
target: Moore Medical Corporation
Moore Medical Corp. is an Internet-enabled multi-channel marketer and distributor of medical, surgical and pharmaceutical products to over 100,000 healthcare practices and facilities in non-hospital settings nationwide, including physicians, emergency medical technicians, schools, correctional inst
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
$143
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
20.2x
closed 1/20/2016 via BusinessWire

ASP Global, acquired InHome Medical Solutions

synopsis: ASP Global, an industry leader in global sourcing of hospital medical supplies, has acquired Jacksonville, FL based InHome Medical Solutions, a leading wholesale medical products distribution company serving physicians, home health and hospice providers. InHome's technology platform enables clinicians to easily order and track supplies online.
buyer: ASP Global
ASP Global is a leading global sourcing agent/wholesaler of medical supplies with a proven track record. Their long-standing relationships with 120+ factories enable them to deliver high quality products at factory pricing directly to their clients. "
target: InHome Medical Solutions
InHome Medical Solutions is a leading wholesale medical products distribution company serving physicians, home health and hospice providers. InHome delivers a comprehensive range of diabetic, respiratory, urological, incontinence, wound care, ostomy, and home medical equipment products.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

PNC Riverarch Capital, acquired Safco Dental Supply

synopsis: PNC Riverarch Capital, a middle-market private equity firm which invests in privately held companies, has acquired Safco Dental Supply, an online distributor of dental supplies to independent dental practitioners.
buyer parent: The PNC Financial Services Group
buyer: PNC Riverarch Capital
PNC Riverarch Capital is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in companies headquartered throughout North America. They work closely with their portfolio company teams to maximize their growth potential while preserving their culture and legacy. "
target: Safco Dental Supply
Safco Dental Supply is an online distributor of dental supplies to independent dental practitioners. They are known for offering top quality products at prices significantly lower than other dental supply dealers.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Trinity Partners, acquired TGaS Advisors, LLC

synopsis: Global life sciences consulting firm Trinity Partners announced it has acquired TGaS® Advisors, the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: Trinity Partners
Trinity Partners provides state-of-the art approaches and solutions to the health care industry. They believe that accurate market assessments result from intensive data analysis and fact gathering. They believe that precise, targeted sales information gives clients a vital competitive edge. "
target: TGaS Advisors, LLC
TGaS Advisors is the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
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