Like Regulatory Professionals, Inc.

closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Premier Research Group, acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: Premier Research, a global provider of clinical development services to biopharmaceutical product innovators, has acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI), a California-based company that provides regulatory expertise and solutions to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.
buyer parent: ECI Partners
buyer: Premier Research Group
Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps biotech and specialty pharma innovators — small companies with big ambitions — transform life-changing ideas into new medicines. "
target: Regulatory Professionals, Inc.
Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI) provides strategic advice, regulatory planning, and a full range of submission services, helping its clients advance the development and registration of their products in worldwide markets.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Advarra, acquired Kinetiq

synopsis: Advarra, the premier provider of institutional review board (IRB) and research quality and compliance consulting services, acquired Quorum’s research and technology consulting division, Kinetiq. Kinetiq delivers innovative solutions for human subject protection and compliance in clinical research.
buyer parent: Linden Capital Partners
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Quorum Review IRB
target: Kinetiq
Kinetiq is a consulting and technology division of Quorum Review IRB that delivers innovative solutions for human subject protection and compliance in clinical research.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BusinessWire

GHO Capital, acquired Validant

synopsis: GHO Capital, the European specialist investor in healthcare, has acquired a majority stake in Validant. Validant provides specialist consulting services, with a focus on quality, compliance and regulatory affairs, to a broad range of clients across the biotech, pharma and medtech sectors.
buyer: GHO Capital
Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital Partners LLP, is a leading specialist healthcare investment advisor based in London. They apply global capabilities and perspectives to unlock high growth healthcare opportunities in Europe, building market leading businesses of strategic global value."
target: Validant
Operating globally with offices in Europe and North America, Validant provides specialist consulting services, with a focus on quality, compliance and regulatory affairs, to a broad range of clients across the biotech, pharma and medtech sectors.
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closed 6/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired Registrar Corp

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced its investment in Registrar, LLC, a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. By supplying flexible investment capital and committing a wealth of operational and strategic resources, they make their core objective to move companies toward unlocking their full potential. "
target: Registrar Corp
Registrar Corp is a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities.
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closed 10/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Linden Capital Partners, acquired ProPharma Group

synopsis: Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ProPharma Group. ProPharma Group is a leading provider of outsourced medical information, pharmacovigilance, and compliance consulting services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
buyer: Linden Capital Partners
Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life sciences industries. "
target: ProPharma Group
ProPharma Group is a leading provider of outsourced medical information, pharmacovigilance, and compliance consulting services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Dohmen Company, acquired BioSoteria, Inc.

synopsis: The Dohmen Company has acquired BioSoteria, a leading provider of drug safety and risk management services to the biopharmaceutical industry. The BioSoteria management team has experience building drug safety departments from the ground up at start-up companies and expanding pharmacovigilance capabilities for larger companies.
buyer: Dohmen Company
Dohmen is a provider of outsourced business services. Dohmen’s portfolio of service offerings includes outsourced business services to life science manufacturers through DDN, and benefit management services to life science payers through RESTAT. "
target: BioSoteria, Inc.
BioSoteria provides a broad range of drug safety services to the biopharmaceutical industry. BioSoteria helps companies manage the safety of their products with a regulatory-compliant, best-practices approach. Being a trusted pharmacovigilance service provider begins with leadership.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

21 Partners, acquired ProductLife Group

synopsis: 21 Invest France has acquired ProductLife Group.ProductLife Group is an expert in regulatory affairs outsourced management and pharmacovigilance for the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries and more specifically for pharmaceutical laboratories.
buyer: 21 Partners
European-based 21 Partners uses reasonable efforts to obtain information from sources which it believes to be reliable, no representation or warranty is given that the information or opinions contained in this website are accurate, reliable or complete. "
target: ProductLife Group
Based in France, ProductLife Group is the global leader in regulatory and safety services, consulting, and outsourcing solutions for the life sciences industry. ProductLife Group is built on a unique and functional platform-and-geographic-hub model.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
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0.0x
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

The Access Group, acquired Alliance Life Sciences

synopsis: Water Street Healthcare Partners, through its subsidiary, The Access Group, has acquired Alliance Life Sciences. Alliance specializes in maximizing revenue and optimizing pricing for its customers. The firm offers global pricing analytic tools and data, outsourced contract and revenue management services and digital marketing operational services.
buyer parent: Water Street Healthcare Partners
buyer: The Access Group
The Access Group offers a breadth of services to clients, from traditional “block-and-tackle” launch execution tactics to in-depth market assessments. The company is dedicated to complete product life cycle management, creating brand solutions that drive demand across multiple stakeholder channels. "
target: Alliance Life Sciences
Alliance Life Sciences is a global innovator that delivers peace of mind and unlocks business value with unique solutions to complex commercial problems. Its worldwide team of experts provides insights and solves problems in contracting, pricing, reimbursement, and commercial operations.
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closed 11/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Validant, acquired DataRevive LLC

synopsis: Validant, a leading transatlantic quality, compliance and regulatory consulting group, has acquired DataRevive, a regulatory strategy and consultancy firm that focuses on supporting pharma and biotech to navigate the regulatory approval pathway for global clients in the US market.
buyer parent: GHO Capital
buyer: Validant
Validant is a leading international Quality, Compliance, and Regulatory consulting firm, blending industry expertise with innovation to create custom solutions for companies on the frontier of health. "
target: DataRevive LLC
DataRevive is a leading Regulatory Affairs consulting firm, providing high quality advice and expertise from the perspective of industry and regulators to support customers from across pharma and biotech as they seek to navigate the regulatory approval process.
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closed 11/17/2017 via Company Press Release

UL, Inc, acquired ChemADVISOR

synopsis: UL has acquired ChemADVISOR. ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
buyer: UL, Inc
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. "
target: ChemADVISOR
ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
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announced 7/2/2010 via BusinessWire

HMS, will acquire Allied Management Group

synopsis: HMS announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Allied Management Group (AMG-SIU), a leading provider of fraud, waste, and abuse prevention and detection solutions for healthcare payors, in an all-cash transaction.
buyer: HMS (HMSY:$626.21)
HMS is the nation’s leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for payors of healthcare services. "
target: Allied Management Group
Established in 1972, AMG-SIU provides audit and consulting services to both government and commercial healthcare payors. The company has developed a proprietary forensic claim editing system to analyze claim data for patterns of fraud, waste, and abuse.
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$13
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Readiness Associates, acquired Continuity Dynamics, Inc.

synopsis: Readiness Associates has acquired Continuity Dynamics, Inc., a company that has attained a leadership position with a focus on business continuity, disaster recovery, supply chain management, cybersecurity, risk, compliance, governance, public-private sector and the SMB market.
buyer: Readiness Associates
As man-made and natural disasters continue to increase worldwide, Readiness Associates of Portland, Maine, is an essential full-service business continuity and emergency preparedness partner. "
target: Continuity Dynamics, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Continuity Dynamics has attained a leadership position with a focus on business continuity, disaster recovery, supply chain management, cybersecurity, risk, compliance, governance, public-private sector and the SMB (small medium business) market.
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announced 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Knowledge Systems, will acquire Pavilion Health

synopsis: Pacific Knowledge Systems (PKS), an Australian provider of clinical expert intelligence will acquire Pavilion Health Australia, an Australian specialist technology and consulting business focused on the healthcare industry. Pavilion Health provides cloud-based software products for medical coding and auditing.
buyer: Pacific Knowledge Systems (ASX:PKS:$1.38)
Pacific Knowledge Systems (PKS) is an Australian provider of clinical expert intelligence. Their RippleDown solution integrates patient data with a knowledge base that is managed by clinical domain experts, to deliver patient-specific reports, recommendation and alerts. "
target: Pavilion Health
Pavilion Health is an Australian specialist technology and consulting business focused on the healthcare industry. Pavilion Health provides cloud-based software products for medical coding and auditing. Their consulting business provides audit and analysis services for coded data.
price ($mm)
$5.40
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.9x
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5.1x
closed 4/8/2020 via PR Newswire

TRC Healthcare, acquired Clinical IQ, LLC

synopsis: Therapeutic Research Center, LLC has acquired Clinical IQ and its training division CriticalPoint. Clinical IQ is the leading provider of consulting services in the areas of compounding and pharmacy information services, and CriticalPoint provides training programs and educational offerings focused on sterile and non-sterile compounding.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: TRC Healthcare
TRC is a provider of clinically referenced recommendations and education on drug therapy and medication management for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. TRC also provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs. "
target: Clinical IQ, LLC
Clinical IQ is the leading provider of consulting services in the areas of compounding and pharmacy information services and solutions. CriticalPoint, the company's training division, is a premier provider of training programs and educational offerings focused on sterile and non-sterile compounding.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Weiser Mazars, LLP, acquired pmpm® Consulting Group Inc.

synopsis: WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, has acquired pmpm® Consulting Group Inc., a national health care consulting firm specializing in providing managed care services including network development, contracting, credentialing, regulatory monitoring, oversight and compliance audits to payers and providers.
buyer parent: Mazars Group
buyer: Weiser Mazars, LLP
Since 1921, WeiserMazars LLP has provided a unique combination of foresight and experience when fulfilling client needs in accounting, tax and advisory services. Their team of over 100 partners and approximately 650 professionals is based out of eight U.S. offices, Israel and the Cayman Islands. "
target: pmpm® Consulting Group Inc.
pmpm® Consulting Group Inc. is a national health care consulting firm specializing in providing managed care services including network development, contracting, credentialing, regulatory monitoring, oversight and compliance audits to payers and providers.
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closed 6/27/2018 via PR Web

United Claim Solutions, acquired Zebu Compliance Solutions

synopsis: United Claim Solutions (UCS), a Great Point Partners II portfolio company, has acquired Portsmouth, Ohio-based Zebu Compliance Solutions (Zebu), a software enabled business, providing payment integrity and ongoing credentialing solutions to payors, clearinghouses, and provider organizations across the United States.
buyer parent: Great Point Partners
buyer: United Claim Solutions
United Claim Solutions (UCS) is an innovative payment integrity solutions company providing cutting edge and customizable solutions for TPAs, self-insured groups, labor and trust organizations, stop-loss carriers and health plans. "
target: Zebu Compliance Solutions
Zebu Compliance Solutions improves medical coding efficiency, reimbursement assurance, auditing toolsets, claim accuracy, and staff licensing/exclusion monitoring. Their clients reduce labor costs, increase revenue, and maintain audit-readiness.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Arsenal Capital Partners, acquired MediTract

synopsis: Arsenal Capital Partners announced a majority investment in TractManager, a leading provider of technology-enabled compliance and business process improvement services for healthcare organizations. TractManager's proprietary application and platform, MediTract, is easy-to-use and intuitive, deployed rapidly via the cloud.
buyer: Arsenal Capital Partners
Arsenal Capital Partners is a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies. Arsenal makes investments in sectors where the firm has significant expertise and experience. "
target: MediTract
MediTract is the proprietary application and platform of TractManager. MediTract provides the healthcare industry the proven technology and expertise for cost effective and efficient contract management. Their software and services are designed exclusively for healthcare organizations.
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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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closed 4/3/2020 via PR Web

DataFile Technologies merged with Scanstat Technologies,

synopsis: ScanSTAT Technologies and DataFile Technologies, leading providers of Health Information Management solutions, announce the merger of the two companies. DataFile provides turn-key solutions to streamline medical records, health information management and clinical workflows.
buyer: Scanstat Technologies
ScanSTAT is a medical records release and disclosure management company based in Georgia. It has been primarily focused on providing Release of Information (ROI) solutions through its innovative and technology-driven platform since being founded by Glenn Andrews in 2006. "
target: DataFile Technologies
DataFile provides turn-key solutions to streamline, standardize and centralize medical records, health information management and clinical workflows for healthcare organizations of all types and sizes.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Verscend Technologies, acquired Cotiviti Corporation

synopsis: Verscend, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital and a leader in data-driven healthcare solutions, has completed its acquisition of Cotiviti Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of payment accuracy and analytics-driven solutions focused primarily on the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital Partners
buyer: Verscend Technologies
Verscend Technologies drives better healthcare outcomes through data analytics. Their payment accuracy, revenue integrity, risk assessment and stratification, and quality improvement solutions help organizations utilize their data so they can efficiently succeed in the new era of healthcare. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Cotiviti Corporation (COTV:$737.56)
Cotiviti Corporation is a leading provider of payment accuracy and insight driven solutions that helps healthcare payers and retailers achieve their business objectives by unlocking value from the incongruities the company discovers in the complex interactions customers have with stakeholders.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,241 [$4,817]
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$738
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$288
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Premier Research Group, acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: Premier Research, a global provider of clinical development services to biopharmaceutical product innovators, has acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI), a California-based company that provides regulatory expertise and solutions to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.
buyer parent: ECI Partners
buyer: Premier Research Group
Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps biotech and specialty pharma innovators — small companies with big ambitions — transform life-changing ideas into new medicines. "
target: Regulatory Professionals, Inc.
Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI) provides strategic advice, regulatory planning, and a full range of submission services, helping its clients advance the development and registration of their products in worldwide markets.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Premier Research Group, acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: Premier Research, a global provider of clinical development services to biopharmaceutical product innovators, has acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI), a California-based company that provides regulatory expertise and solutions to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.
buyer parent: ECI Partners
buyer: Premier Research Group
Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps biotech and specialty pharma innovators — small companies with big ambitions — transform life-changing ideas into new medicines. "
target: Regulatory Professionals, Inc.
Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI) provides strategic advice, regulatory planning, and a full range of submission services, helping its clients advance the development and registration of their products in worldwide markets.
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closed 3/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

Premier Research Group, acquired Pivotal Research Centers, LLC

synopsis: PHC, Inc. d/b/a Pioneer Behavioral Health, a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, announced Premier Research Arizona, LLC, a unit of Premier Research Group PLC, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of PHC's Pivotal Research Centers.
buyer: Premier Research Group
Premier Research is a leading solutions-driven CRO committed to therapeutic focus and operational expertise to deliver clinical trial services of the highest quality for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. "
target parent: Pioneer Behavioral Health
target: Pivotal Research Centers, LLC
Pivotal Research Centers, LLC provides clinical drug testing. It performs all phases of clinical research for Phase I to Phase IV drugs under development through two research sites. Pivotal was founded by Louis C. Kirby in 1993 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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announced 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Konica Minolta, Inc., will acquire Invicro, LLC

synopsis: Konica Minolta, Inc. and Boston-based Invicro LLC announced that they have concluded an agreement whereby Konica Minolta will acquire Invicro, a leading provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development.
buyer: Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE:4902:$8,793.96)
Konica Minolta, Inc. is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo. The company manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital print systems for the production printing market. "
target: Invicro, LLC
Invicro is a leading provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Invicro LLC was founded in 2008 with the mission of improving the role and function of imaging in drug discovery and development across all therapeutic areas.
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$106
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$17
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Evotec BioSystems GmbH, acquired Aptuit, Inc.

synopsis: Evotec announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Aptuit, a partner research organisation for integrated outsourced drug discovery and development solutions. This acquisition adds considerable business opportunities to further accelerate Evotec's long-term strategy to be the industry partner of choice for external innovation.
buyer: Evotec BioSystems GmbH (XTRA:EVT:$226.46)
Founded in Hamburg Germany, Evotec BioSystems GmbH is a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company focused on rapidly progressing innovative product approaches with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academics, patient advocacy groups and venture capitalists. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Aptuit, Inc.
Aptuit, Inc. (formerly Global Pharmaceutical Development, Inc.) is an emerging company focused on streamlining and supporting the drug development process for biotechnology and pharmaceutical innovators.
price ($mm)
$300
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$93
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$12
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25.8x
announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Pamplona Capital Management LLP, will acquire PAREXEL International Corporation

synopsis: Pamplona Capital Management, LLP has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider. PAREXEL provides a broad range of expertise-based clinical research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services.
buyer: Pamplona Capital Management LLP
Pamplona Capital Management is a London, New York, and Boston-based specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds, and single-manager hedge fund investments. "
target: PAREXEL International Corporation (PRXL:$1,939.36)
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services company, providing a broad range of clinical research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,508 [$4,923]
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$2,097
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$343
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announced 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

inVentiv Health, Inc. will be merged with INC Research, Inc.,

synopsis: INC Research Holdings, Inc., a leading global Phase I-IV Contract Research Organization ("CRO"), and inVentiv Health, Inc., a leading, global CRO and Contract Commercial Organization will merge. INC Research shareholders will own approximately 53 percent and inVentiv shareholders will own approximately 47 percent of the merged entity.
buyer: INC Research, Inc. (SYNH:$3,472.40)
INC Research is a leading global contract research organization ("CRO") providing the full range of Phase I to Phase IV clinical development services for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: inVentiv Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health is a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate the delivery of much-needed therapies to market. Their Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO) offer a differentiated suite of services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,453 [$4,552]
rev ($mm)
$2,156
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$306
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2.1x
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14.9x
closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Quintiles Transnational Corp. merged with IMS Health Incorporated,

synopsis: Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed its merger of equals transaction between IMS Health Holdings, Inc. and Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. The merger creates a leading information and tech-enabled global healthcare service provider, and a full suite of end-to-end clinical and commercial offerings.
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is a leading global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with end-to-end solutions to measure and improve their performance. They connect configurable SaaS applications to complex healthcare data in the IMS One™ cloud platform. "
target: Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Q:$4,497.17)
Quintiles is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services. They help customers navigate the increasingly complex healthcare environment to improve efficiency and to deliver better healthcare outcomes.
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$8,750
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closed 11/6/2009 via BusinessWire

PPD, Inc., acquired Excel PharmaStudies Inc.

synopsis: PPD, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Excel PharmaStudies, Inc., one of the largest contract research organizations in China. The acquisition strengthens PPD’s full range of drug development services in the country and positions it to capitalize on the tremendous growth of the outsourcing market in Asia Pacific.
buyer: PPD, Inc.
PPD is a leading global contract research organization (CRO) providing discovery, development and post-approval services as well as compound partnering programs. PPD's clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. "
target: Excel PharmaStudies Inc.
Excel PharmaStudies, Inc. is a full-service provider of clinical research, registration, biometrics, and training and consultation services. Excel is the leading CRO in China and operates 22 offices worldwide, with more than 300 staff members.
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$16
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closed 7/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Pierrel SpA, purchased US Operations from Encorium Group Inc.

synopsis: Encorium Group, Inc., a full service multinational clinical research organization, announced that is has completed the previously announced sale of the Company's U.S. business to Pierrel Research USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pierrel SpA, an international contract research organization listed on Milano's Stock Exchange.
buyer: Pierrel SpA (PIELF:$0.00)
Pierrel S.p.A. is a pharmaceutical company specializing in contract research, development and the manufacture of medicines. The Pierrel Group boasts over 50 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, and is one of the main Italian manufacturers of local anaesthetics for dental use. "
seller: Encorium Group Inc.
Encorium is a full-service Contract Research Organization providing comprehensive solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. At Encorium we recognize the challenges that often arise during drug development.
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announced 4/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Next Fuel, Inc., will acquire Clinical Trials of the Americas, Inc.

synopsis: Clinical Trials of America Inc. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent to sell shares equal to approximately 75% of its issued and outstanding shares to Next Fuel Inc., a developer of a proprietary "On Demand" Hydrogen Generation System.
buyer: Next Fuel, Inc.
Next Fuel Inc. is a developer of a proprietary "On Demand" Hydrogen Generation System that is used as fuel for Fuel Cells which produce electricity. "
target: Clinical Trials of the Americas, Inc.
Clinical Trials of the Americas, Inc. provides clinical trial investigator services in dedicated sites throughout the Americas. Initially, we intend to introduce our services in Central America.
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$0.29*
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closed 3/2/2009 via PR Newswire

ASG, Inc., acquired Ockham Development Group, Inc.

synopsis: ASG, Inc. a high-quality functional outsourcing and specialty staffing services group based in Cary, North Carolina - has acquired neighboring Ockham Development Group, Inc., a full-service contract research organization.
buyer: ASG, Inc.
ASG provides high-quality functional outsourcing and specialty staffing services to CROs, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies that require clinical operations, GCP, GLP or GMP auditing, data management, statistical programming, biostatistics and medical writing solutions. "
target: Ockham Development Group, Inc.
Ockham Development Group Inc. is a privately held contract research organization headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
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$12
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closed 4/22/2009 via BusinessWire

PPD, Inc., acquired AbCRO, Inc.

synopsis: PPD, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of AbC.R.O., Inc., a Bulgarian contract research organization. The acquisition strengthens PPD’s ability to provide a broad range of clinical trial management and monitoring, patient recruitment, site identification and regulatory affairs services to its growing client base in the Balkans.
buyer: PPD, Inc.
PPD is a leading global contract research organization (CRO) providing discovery, development and post-approval services as well as compound partnering programs. PPD's clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. "
target: AbCRO, Inc.
AbCRO provides a full range of Phase II-IV clinical services, including clinical trial management and monitoring, patient recruitment, site identification and regulatory affairs.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 3/20/2009 via PR Newswire

PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. merged with JLL Partners,

synopsis: JLL Partners, a leading private equity investment fund, and PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a leading provider of clinical development services, announced the successful completion of the tender offer by JLL PharmaNet Holdings, LLC.
buyer: JLL Partners
Founded in 1988, JLL Partners is among the leading private equity investment firms in the country. Since inception, we have managed a series of private equity funds aggregating approximately $4 billion in committed capital. "
target: PharmaNet Development Group, Inc.
PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. is a leader in outsourced clinical development that offers clinical-development solutions including early and late stage consulting services, Phase I clinical studies and bioanalytical analyses, and Phase II, III and IV clinical development programs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$101 [$186]
rev ($mm)
$451
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 1/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Altarum Institute, acquired KAI Research, Inc.

synopsis: Altarum Institute, a non-profit health systems research and consulting organization, has purchased Rockville, Maryland-based KAI Research, Inc. (KAI). KAI provides innovative, cost-effective and practical support to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, academic institutions and the National Institutes of Health.
buyer: Altarum Institute
Altarum Institute is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization serving government and private-sector clients. "
target: KAI Research, Inc.
KAI Research provides innovative, cost-effective and practical support to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. KAI currently supports pharmaco-vigilance activities for over 90 marketed drugs and is providing safety surveillance for dozens of ongoing clinical trials.
price ($mm)
$7.55
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

Premier Research Group, acquired Pivotal Research Centers, LLC

synopsis: PHC, Inc. d/b/a Pioneer Behavioral Health, a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, announced Premier Research Arizona, LLC, a unit of Premier Research Group PLC, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of PHC's Pivotal Research Centers.
buyer: Premier Research Group
Premier Research is a leading solutions-driven CRO committed to therapeutic focus and operational expertise to deliver clinical trial services of the highest quality for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. "
target parent: Pioneer Behavioral Health
target: Pivotal Research Centers, LLC
Pivotal Research Centers, LLC provides clinical drug testing. It performs all phases of clinical research for Phase I to Phase IV drugs under development through two research sites. Pivotal was founded by Louis C. Kirby in 1993 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 10/30/2007 via Company Press Release

Chiltern International Inc., acquired Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc.

synopsis: Chiltern, a leading global clinical research organization (CRO), announced the acquisition of Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc. (CTMS) a Bristol, Tennessee based CRO offering high quality services throughout the United States.
buyer: Chiltern International Inc.
Chiltern is a global CRO with experience running and staffing international Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials. Chiltern’s services include: Early Phase, Global Clinical Development, Late Phase, Biometrics, Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Resourcing Solutions. "
target: Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc.
Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc. provides clinical research services such as clinical trial management and monitoring services, such as project management, investigative site management and monitoring services.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/14/2009 via BusinessWire

NexMed, Inc., acquired Bio-Quant, Inc.

synopsis: NexMed, Inc., a developer of products based on the NexACT® technology, announced the closing of its acquisition of Bio-Quant, Inc., a privately-held leading research organization for in vitro and in vivo contract drug discovery and pre-clinical development services, headquartered in San Diego, CA.
buyer: NexMed, Inc. (NEXM:$0.00)
NexMed is an innovative drug developer that is leveraging its proprietary NexACT® drug delivery technology to produce a host of new medical treatments. NexMed’s drugs address a variety of health conditions, such as nail fungus, sexual disorders and more. "
target: Bio-Quant, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Bio-Quant is the largest specialty CRO based in San Diego and is one of the industry's most experienced CROs for in vitro and in vivo pharmacology services and research models specializing in oncology, inflammation, immunology, and metabolic diseases, including diabetes.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13 [$13]
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Alpha Analytical, will acquire Boston Analytical

synopsis: Alpha Analytical is announcing the completion of the acquisition of Boston Analytical, Inc. Established in 1987, Boston Analytical is a registered, cGMP compliant contract testing laboratory providing quality analytical and microbiological testing services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, device, cosmetic and nutritional product industries.
buyer: Alpha Analytical
Alpha Analytical, Inc. provides full-service environmental laboratory solutions for the most demanding industrial and commercial applications in the U.S. and abroad. Alpha Analytical is the largest environmental laboratory in New England and among the top 18 laboratories in the country. "
target: Boston Analytical
Boston Analytical is committed to providing quality Analytical and Microbiological testing services to pharmaceutical companies worldwide in support of their Product Development, Release and Stability Testing objectives.
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closed 10/12/2009 via Company Press Release

J O Hambro Capital Management Limited, acquired Celsis International

synopsis: Chicago-based Celsis International, a leading global life sciences company, announces that it has been acquired by UK-based private equity firm J O Hambro and will de-list from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and operate as a privately held company.
buyer: J O Hambro Capital Management Limited
J O Hambro Capital Management, the London-based boutique investment firm, offers an alternative to the large traditional fund management firms that have dominated the market for many years. "
target: Celsis International
Celsis International plc is a leading international provider of innovative life science products and laboratory services to the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries through our three divisions: Rapid Detection, Analytical Services and In Vitro Technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$55 [$52]*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.3x
closed 7/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Water Street Healthcare Partners, acquired AAIPharma Services

synopsis: Water Street Healthcare Partners, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the health care industry, announced that it has acquired the Pharmaceutical Development division from AAIPharma Inc.
buyer: Water Street Healthcare Partners
Water Street Healthcare Partners is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on health care. With more than $1 billion of capital under management, Water Street is one of the most active investors in the health care industry. "
target parent: AAIPharma Inc.
target: AAIPharma Services
AAIPharma Services serves more than 300 large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Its team of 450 scientists and professionals specialize in services that encompass the entire process of pharmaceutical drug development from discovery through commercialization.
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announced 6/1/2009 via Reuters

INC Research, Inc., will purchase Late Stage Research Unit from MDS, Inc.

synopsis: MDS Inc has announced that it planns to narrow its contract research focus by selling its late stage operations and central laboratory divisions to Contract Research Organization INC Research, Inc.
buyer: INC Research, Inc. (SYNH:$3,472.40)
INC Research is a therapeutically focused contract research organization with an unrivaled reputation for conducting Phase I- Phase IV clinical development programs of the highest integrity. "
seller: MDS, Inc. (MDZ:$231.00)
MDS Inc. is a global life sciences company that provides market-leading products and services that are used by its customers for the development of drugs, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Company has more than 5,000 employees in 29 countries and net revenues of more than US$1.2 bil.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/17/2009 via PR Newswire

ChemRar High-Tech Center, acquired Prudentas, LLC

synopsis: ChemDiv, a global chemistry-driven contract research organization, announced that its ChemRar High Tech Center has acquired Prudentas LLC, one of the leading CRO companies conducting high quality Phase I - Phase IV studies in Eastern Europe.
buyer parent: ChemDiv, Inc.
buyer: ChemRar High-Tech Center
The ChemRar High-Tech Center is a unique pharma and biotechnology complex founded by innovative life science organizations in Russia. ChemRar's component companies are engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs for partners in Russia and worldwide. "
target: Prudentas, LLC
Prudentas is a Russian Clinical Contract Research Organization founded by and consisting of highly qualified clinical research professionals with extensive experience of working previously together as a team.
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