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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired HealthCare21

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global healthcare communications agency, has acquired HealthCare21, an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: HealthCare21
HealthCare21 is an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Arsenal Capital Partners, acquired BresMed Health Solutions Ltd

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

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

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

Fishawack Group, acquired 2e Creative

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

MTS Health Investors, LLC, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

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

Fishawack Group, acquired Carling Communications

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the largest independent medical communications organizations, has acquired the Carling Group of Companies, including Carling Communications and MCME Global. Carling Communications is an agency focused entirely on healthcare marketing, while MCME Global specializes in medical education.
buyer: Fishawack Group
The Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists, with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 16 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients. "
target: Carling Communications
The Carling Group of Companies is comprised of Carling Communications, a full-service creative agency specializing in award-winning work for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and MCME Global, which specializes in medical education.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Strategic Pharma Solutions merged with MicroMass Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: MicroMass Communications, Inc., a Cary-based healthcare communications agency, and Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. (SPS), a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency, announced that the two companies have merged. The new company will operate as MicroMass Communications, Inc., at the existing MicroMass location in Cary, NC.
buyer: MicroMass Communications, Inc.
MicroMass Communications is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in digital, relationship marketing, and non-personal promotion. Their unique expertise in human health behavior allows them to create highly effective solutions for patients and health care providers. "
target: Strategic Pharma Solutions
Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. is a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency focused on bringing clients tailor-made, strategic solutions for their marketing and communications needs.
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closed 10/1/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG, acquired Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications agency, announced that, as part of its continued commitment to building the agency of the future and expanding its global imprint, it has acquired Refreshed Wellbeing, a pan-European, digitally-based communications and marketing agency specializing in health and pharmaceutical brands.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: WCG
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. "
target: Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd
Refreshed Wellbeing specialises in innovative marketing communications programs, with particular expertise in digital strategy and communications in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and wellbeing arena.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Banks Sadler, acquired Medical Projects International

synopsis: Event management agency Banks Sadler has completed the acquisition of Medical Projects International (MPI), the Windsor based event and communications agency for an undisclosed sum. MPI offers medical communications and event logistics for a range of clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
buyer: Banks Sadler
Banks Sadler delivers global meeting management services. Operating out of London, York, Dusseldorf, Paris and New York every year, it handles over 15,000 venue find bookings and 400 event management projects for a range of corporations, SMEs, government departments and associations. "
target: Medical Projects International
With over 30 years in pharmaceutical marketing, Medical Projects International (MPI) has been involved in many exciting and innovative communications programmes. MPI runs several patient support and disease management programmes that have been achieving impressive results for over 6 years now.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Draftfcb Healthcare, acquired Hudson Global

synopsis: Draftfcb has acquired Hudson Global, a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based pharmaceutical marketing company that offers integrated marketing solutions encompassing the entire pharmaceutical brand management spectrum, and aligning it under its Draftfcb Healthcare umbrella. The merger will create a top 5 healthcare offering in the U.S.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Draftfcb Healthcare
With more than 30 years of experience marketing to healthcare professionals, Draftfcb Healthcare produces work that is both strategically relevant and creatively compelling. Under its network umbrella, Draftfcb Healthcare has other full-service healthcare agencies, including Area 23 and NeON. "
target: Hudson Global
Hudson Global is a leading full-service provider of strategic marketing, scientific communications, interactive educational services, and postmarketing research for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
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closed 1/2/2008 via Company Press Release

CIVC Partners, LP, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

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

WPP Group, plc, acquired Communications Media Inc.

synopsis: CMI (Communications Media Inc.), a specialist healthcare media agency, has been acquired by WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications services group. CMI is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare industry.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,006.74)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Communications Media Inc.
CMI (Communications Media Inc.) is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
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closed 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.
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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 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.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired HealthCare21

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global healthcare communications agency, has acquired HealthCare21, an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: HealthCare21
HealthCare21 is an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired HealthCare21

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global healthcare communications agency, has acquired HealthCare21, an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: HealthCare21
HealthCare21 is an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired Bluedog

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global family of healthcare communication companies, has acquired Bluedog, a London-based digital and creative agency. Bluedog offers creative design and branding solutions to a wide variety of clients. The company has expertise in creative design, digital design, motion graphics, video development, and web design and development.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: Bluedog
Bluedog is a London-based digital and creative agency. Bluedog offers creative design and branding solutions to a wide variety of clients. The company has expertise in creative design, digital design, motion graphics, video development, and web design and development.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired HealthCare21

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global healthcare communications agency, has acquired HealthCare21, an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: HealthCare21
HealthCare21 is an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Blue Latitude Health

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest independent medical communications and medical marketing organizations, has acquired Blue Latitude Health, a creative consultancy combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency. BLH focuses on the commercialization of healthcare innovations.
buyer: Fishawack Group
Based in the UK, the Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 17 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients."
target: Blue Latitude Health
Blue Latitude Health is a creative consultancy combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency. Focused on the commercialization of healthcare innovations, they operate globally and regionally at a brand, portfolio and organizational level.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Newswire

VSS Medical Technologies, acquired Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. announced it purchased a majority interest in Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
buyer: VSS Medical Technologies
VSS Medical Technologies is a healthcare informatics company that offers a diverse portfolio of hyper-specialized software and professional service solutions. They are an innovative technology company that leverages cutting-edge tools to address some of the most comple "
target: Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
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closed 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 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quattro Direct LLC, acquired FWD>Direct

synopsis: Quattro, a marketing and advertising agency based in Berwyn that counts Comcast, New Penn Financial and Ditech as clients, says it has acquired Downingtown-based FWD>Direct a provider of marketing services for healthcare providers.
buyer: Quattro Direct LLC
Quattro is a marketing and advertising agency based in Berwyn that counts Comcast, New Penn Financial and Ditech as clients. They offer services in strategic marketing, creative services, digital, production management, and data media. "
target: FWD>Direct
Based in Downingtown, PA, FWD>Direct helps healthcare providers cost effectively attract and retain more customers. Their services include Strategic Planning, Program Development, Online (Search Marketing, Display, Retargeting, Email and Social Media), Direct Mail, Direct Response TV, and more.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG Company, acquired Partners for Medical Education, Inc.

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications firm that is part of the W2O Group network of companies, announced its acquisition of Partners for Medical Education, Inc., which will deepen and expand the company’s direct-to-patient advocacy and education offerings for its healthcare clients.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: WCG Company
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. "
target: Partners for Medical Education, Inc.
Led by Sharron Ames, a 30-year integrated marketing expert, Partners for Medical Education, Inc. delivers best-in-class patient programs and educational materials for people living with rare diseases, chronic illnesses and life-threatening conditions.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Serviceplan Group, acquired Beck & Co

synopsis: Serviceplan Group has acquired Beck & Co, a renowned independent pharmaceutical agency in Germany and Austria with offices in Munich and Vienna. The Beck & Co. team bring with them a high degree of creativity, medical content and digital pharmaceutical marketing.
buyer: Serviceplan Group
The Serviceplan Group is the largest and most broadly based owner- and partner-managed agency group in Europe. Founded as a traditional advertising agency, Serviceplan soon developed the concept of ‘House of Communication’ that brings together all modern communication disciplines under one umbrella."
target: Beck & Co
Beck & Co. is a full-service agency specialising in the healthcare field. Patient communication and awareness campaigns play an increasingly important role, and Beck & Co. mainly attend to customers' needs with prescription products.
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closed 12/1/2014 via Market Wire

Northstar Healthcare Inc., acquired Athas Health, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Healthcare announced it has acquired Athas Health. Based in Dallas, TX, Athas focuses on the marketing and delivery of specialized healthcare services in 7 states. Athas has gained a well-earned reputation in the marketing of spine and migraine procedures under the trademarks of North American Spine and Migraine Treatment Centers.
buyer: Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX:NHC:$57.93)
Northstar Healthcare is a full-service healthcare development and management company. With a collective leadership experience that includes developing and managing over 100 surgical centers, Northstar constantly strives to provide superior medical care and increased patient satisfaction. "
target: Athas Health, LLC
Athas Health offers relevant information and treatment options to patients seeking help for various health-related issues. Athas can coordinate a patient’s education on different treatment options available and direct them to the best team of physicians to help them get the optimal care available.
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$27
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$29
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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 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 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 1/30/2020 via PR Newswire

SPM Marketing, acquired Centretek

synopsis: SPM Marketing & Communications, a brand consultancy and integrated marketing communications firm, has acquired Centretek, a premier digital agency. The combined services of SPM and Centretek will provide their clients with a full range of creative and technology-based digital services and expand the combined agency's reach across the health sector.
buyer parent: Corridor Capital, LLC
buyer: SPM Marketing
SPM Marketing & Communications is a brand consultancy and integrated marketing communications firm that specializes in the healthcare industry. Having partnered with over 300 organizations in 40+ states, SPM helps organizations establish meaningful brand strategies that deliver measurable results. "
target: Centretek
Centretek is a leading provider of digital marketing and web content management system (WCMS) implementation for healthcare providers. Centretek is a full-service digital agency delivering technology-driven, multi-channel MarTech, and interactive web solutions.
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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)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/30/2019 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, will acquire Aptus Health

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services, will acquire Aptus Health. Aptus Health offers health and life sciences companies a truly connected approach to engaging healthcare professionals, consumers and other stakeholders through an array of high-value digital information channels and services.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
target: Aptus Health
Aptus Health offers health and life sciences companies a truly connected approach to engaging healthcare professionals, consumers and other stakeholders through an array of high-value digital information channels and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc., acquired Fresh Digital Marketing

synopsis: Legato Healthcare Marketing, a marketing agency that provides specialized marketing solutions to healthcare environments, acquired Fresh Digital Marketing, a digital agency nationally renowned for healthcare patient acquisition and engagement, and lead generation in various business-to-business industries.
buyer parent: VSS Medical Technologies
buyer: Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to healthcare environments including, rural health, specialty clinics, medical equipment companies, and healthcare solutions companies. "
target: Fresh Digital Marketing
Fresh Digital Marketing is a digital agency renowned for healthcare patient acquisition and engagement, and lead generation in various business-to-business industries. They focus on measurable and efficient marketing strategies to empower clients to become more organized and knowledgeable.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Dudnyk

synopsis: Fishawack, a leading independent healthcare communications specialist, has acquired Dudnyk, the Philadelphia-based healthcare communications agency. Dudnyk is an award-winning, full-service agency that specializes in creating insight-driven, authentic brand experiences that unite specialty physicians and their patients.
buyer: Fishawack Group
The Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists, with teams in the UK (Knutsford, Oxford, London, and Brighton), the USA (Philadelphia, PA, and San Diego, CA), Switzerland (Basel), and India (Hyderabad). "
target: Dudnyk
Dudnyk is an award-winning, full-service healthcare advertising agency that specializes in creating insight-driven, authentic brand experiences that unite specialty physicians and their patients.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc is a leading international partner of choice delivering clinical, commercial, communication and packaging services to the healthcare industry, employing 8,000 with operations in 23 countries and delivering services in over 50 countries. "
target parent: Periscope Equity
target: MicroMass Communications, Inc.
MicroMass Communications is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in digital, relationship marketing, and non-personal promotion. Their unique expertise in human health behavior allows them to create highly effective solutions for patients and health care providers.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA

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