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closed 11/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Pharmerit International merged with Open Health,

synopsis: OPEN Health, a leading multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, has merged with Pharmerit International, LP, the largest independent global provider of health economics and outcomes research and strategic market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating across three core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; and Value, Informatics and Evidence. "
target: Pharmerit International
Pharmerit International is a global, premier health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with 20 years of experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations in HEOR and market access worldwide.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Sermo, acquired Minter Group

synopsis: Sermo, the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians, announced its acquisition of Australia-based market research leader, Minter Group. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
buyer: Sermo
Sermo is the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians. They offer a unique physician-first online community that allows clinicians to communicate about issues that are important to them and their patients. "
target: Minter Group
Minter Group is an Australia-based market research leader. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
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closed 9/25/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Elysia Group

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions to the healthcare sector, announced it has acquired Elysia Group, a health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consulting firm operating in the United States and Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
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: Elysia Group
Elysia Group is a health economic and outcomes research consulting firm. Elysia provides pharmaceutical and medical device clients with innovative modeling approaches to health economic strategy and evidence development using data and analytics and real-world evidence.
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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Majestic Research, LLC, acquired Rood Research, Inc.

synopsis: Majestic Research, a global, independent equity research company and a pioneer in data driven analysis, announced its acquisition of New York-based Rood Research – a leading provider of healthcare market research.
buyer: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data. "
target: Rood Research, Inc.
In the past 15 years, Rood Research has become a leader in providing healthcare research to some of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world.
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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Research America, Inc., acquired xsperient

synopsis: Research America, Inc., the top marketing research firm located outside Philadelphia, has acquired xsperient, a prominent market research company in the field of applying the behavioral sciences to healthcare and wellness consulting, market research, and market segmentation.
buyer: Research America, Inc.
Research America is a full-service market research and consumer insights company. The company uses a consultative approach that leverages its diverse experience and innovative data-driven tools that produce results. "
target: xsperient
xsperient is a full-service market research company using advanced techniques for qualitative and quantitative studies. They apply the measurable science of psychology and sophisticated mathematical modeling techniques to healthcare and wellness market research and market segmentation.
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announced 3/8/2012 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services announced an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation and a number of venture capital funds to acquire a majority stake in Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd., a highly respected Japanese online medical communications agency.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations. "
target parent: Itochu Corporation
target: Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.
Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd. ("MCI") is a highly respected and well-known Japanese online medical communications agency. Based in Tokyo, MCI operates a Marketing Research division and a Detailing Solutions division, both focused on the healthcare industry.
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closed 6/9/2009 via BusinessWire

IntrinsiQ, acquired WWMR, Inc.

synopsis: IntrinsiQ, the company improving the quality and understanding of cancer care, announced the acquisition of market research and consulting firm WWMR, Inc. The combination creates the single, go-to source for pharmaceutical companies seeking to understand the true drivers behind physicians’ cancer treatment decisions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: IntrinsiQ
IntrinsiQ, LLC is the leading provider of medical oncology clinical information systems and the premier source of US oncology data and analysis. Each month, IntrinsiQ’s clinical software application, IntelliDose®, captures the treatment decisions and details for nearly 20,000 unique patients. "
target: WWMR, Inc.
WWMR is a marketing research and strategic consulting firm founded in 1994, providing insightful, proprietary studies to pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics companies worldwide.
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closed 4/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cerner Corporation, acquired Kantar Health

synopsis: Cerner Corporation, a global health care technology company, has acquired Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group. Kantar Health is a leading data, analytics and real-world evidence and commercial research consultancy serving the life science industry.
buyer: Cerner Corporation (CERN:$5,707.53)
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at thousands of contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Kantar Health
Kantar Health SA provides healthcare consulting and marketing research services. The company was formerly known as Taylor Nelson Sofres Healthcare SA. The company is based in Madrid, Spain. Kantar Health SA operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

M3 USA Corporation, purchased Healthcare Market Research Business from Manthan Systems

synopsis: M3 Global Research announced the acquisition of Manthan's healthcare market research business. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
buyer parent: M3, Inc.
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA (M3 Global Research), named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded to change the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
seller: Manthan Systems
The acquisition includes the healthcare market research business of Manthan. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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announced 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

M3 USA Corporation, will acquire EMS Research

synopsis: M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx, a leading medical market research firm, has signed an agreement to purchase EU-based EMS Research, a company specializing in quantitative and qualitative market research for clients in healthcare and other vertical markets.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. "
target: EMS Research
EMS Research (European Marketing Specialists), headquartered in London, England, was founded in 1999 and is Europe’s leading in-house medical fieldwork company. EMS help clients achieve their objectives by delivering vital insight into markets, attitudes, concepts and products.
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closed 11/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Cegedim Group S.A., acquired 3ES

synopsis: Cegedim Strategic Data, leading provider of Pharmaceutical Market Research has completed its acquisition of 3ES, a CRO member of the AFCRO, specializing in Clinical Studies and post-AMM studies, notably through online tools.
buyer: Cegedim Group S.A. (ENXTPA:CGM:$592.02)
Established as the world's leading CRM provider for the life sciences industry with its Cegedim Dendrite business unit, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM). "
target: 3ES
3ES provides multidisciplinary expertise in the medical research field. 3ES has developed their in-house software for managing online studies via Internet, and has received the ANVAR label for "innovating business".
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired JZM Research

synopsis: Phoenix Marketing International has acquired JZM, Inc. (Johnston, Zabor, McManus), a full service marketing research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, that specializes in healthcare research. The company provides research for 7 of the 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: JZM Research
JZM is a healthcare focused marketing research firm. The company merges existing, proven marketing research techniques with new state-of-the-art technologies for faster and better results for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare clients.
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closed 4/18/2007 via BusinessWire

MCF Corporation, acquired MedPanel, Inc.

synopsis: MCF Corporation has completed the acquisition of MedPanel, Inc., an online medical market intelligence firm. With the closing of the transaction, MedPanel, Inc. becomes Panel Intelligence, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCF Corporation.
buyer: MCF Corporation (MEM:$0.00)
MCF Corporation is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services, investment banking, asset management and wealth management through its operating subsidiaries. "
target: MedPanel, Inc.
MedPanel provides online medical market intelligence to the life sciences industry through custom research and syndicated studies. Research services include study design, recruitment, programming, panel moderation, advanced data analysis and summaries.
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closed 6/1/2006 via

So-net M3, Inc., acquired MDLinx, Inc.

synopsis: MDLinx, a leading online provider of global, real-time health information resources for physicians and consumers, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: So-net M3, Inc.
So-net M3 is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical promotion solutions. So-net M3 Inc. was established in September 2000 under the service name of So-net, with Sony Communications Network Corporation, a supplier of network-related services, as the largest stockholder. "
target: MDLinx, Inc.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 3/29/2005 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Data Management & Research, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Data Management & Research, Inc. (DMR). DMR is a Nashville area company, exclusively focused on offering healthcare organizations a wide range of quality and satisfaction surveys, data analyses of survey results, and other research-based measurement tools.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$258.61)
A leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry.Through HealthStream’s learning solutions, organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest technologies. "
target: Data Management & Research, Inc.
DMR specializes in quality and satisfaction surveys for healthcare providers. Known as the quiet company serving healthcare's giants, our clients range from national healthcare systems and specialty segments to small rural hospitals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors.
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closed 3/14/2018 via PR Newswire

BioInformatics Inc., acquired IMV Ltd.

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the leading market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board, has acquired IMV Publishing, a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target: IMV Ltd.
IMV Publishing is a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. IMV’s complete line of research reports provides decision makers with site-specific databases and comprehensive market reports.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Pharmerit International merged with Open Health,

synopsis: OPEN Health, a leading multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, has merged with Pharmerit International, LP, the largest independent global provider of health economics and outcomes research and strategic market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating across three core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; and Value, Informatics and Evidence. "
target: Pharmerit International
Pharmerit International is a global, premier health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with 20 years of experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations in HEOR and market access worldwide.
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announced 7/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Open Health, will acquire The CM Group

synopsis: OPEN Health, a pre-eminent global provider of scientific communications and market access services, announced that it signed a binding agreement to acquire The CM Group, a leading US domestic medical communications platform from NaviMed Capital.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is one of the leading global providers of scientific communications and market access services helping pharmaceutical companies to unlock the full potential of their clinical and commercial assets. "
target parent: NaviMed Capital
target: The CM Group
The CM Group is an integrated healthcare agency of innovative and imaginative subject-matter experts dedicated to providing scientific and commercialization strategies and services to the life sciences industry.
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announced 5/31/2022 via BusinessWire

Astorg, will acquire Open Health

synopsis: Astorg and Amulet Capital Partners have signed a binding agreement whereby Astorg will acquire OPEN Health, a leading global provider of scientific communications and market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is a leading independent private equity firm with over €17 billion of assets under management. Astorg works with entrepreneurs and management teams to acquire market leading global companies and provide them with strategic guidance, governance, and capital. "
target parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is one of the leading global providers of scientific communications and market access services helping pharmaceutical companies to unlock the full potential of their clinical and commercial assets.
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closed 9/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Open Health, acquired Ark Agency

synopsis: UK-based OPEN Health has acquired ARK, a British data-driven, digital-first creative agency operating in the healthcare sector. Integrating the ARK business with the OPEN Health Group further strengthens OPEN Health's global creative, digital-first resources, and its ability to offer its global clients measurable omnichannel campaigns.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
Based in the UK, OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding, and broad specialist expertise to support its clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing. "
target: Ark Agency
UK-based ARK is the first data-driven, digital-first creative agency in healthcare. ARK takes the traditional creative approach to advertising, medical communications and PR and adds data to help sharpen its effectiveness.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Pharmerit International merged with Open Health,

synopsis: OPEN Health, a leading multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, has merged with Pharmerit International, LP, the largest independent global provider of health economics and outcomes research and strategic market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating across three core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; and Value, Informatics and Evidence. "
target: Pharmerit International
Pharmerit International is a global, premier health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with 20 years of experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations in HEOR and market access worldwide.
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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 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Deerfield Agency of Brand, acquired Verge Scientific Communications, LLC

synopsis: Deerfield Agency, one of the fastest growing independent marketing and commercialization partners for life sciences companies, has acquired Verge Scientific Communications, a Virginia-based, brand strategy and strategic communications agency dedicated to shaping the stories of emerging and pioneering health and science-driven companies.
buyer: Deerfield Agency of Brand
Deerfield is a full-service agency that specializes in healthcare marketing and is founded on the principle of providing extraordinary work at an exceptional value. Deerfield keeps brands at the forefront with its compelling strategy, creative, media, print, and digital innovation. "
target: Verge Scientific Communications, LLC
Verge is a strategic communications firm shaping the stories of pioneering companies and brands. Verge partners with innovator companies pushing the bounds of science, inventing new products, and advancing technologies that change the way people live.
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announced 5/31/2022 via BusinessWire

Astorg, will acquire Open Health

synopsis: Astorg and Amulet Capital Partners have signed a binding agreement whereby Astorg will acquire OPEN Health, a leading global provider of scientific communications and market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is a leading independent private equity firm with over €17 billion of assets under management. Astorg works with entrepreneurs and management teams to acquire market leading global companies and provide them with strategic guidance, governance, and capital. "
target parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is one of the leading global providers of scientific communications and market access services helping pharmaceutical companies to unlock the full potential of their clinical and commercial assets.
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closed 6/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Fingerpaint Marketing, acquired SPLICE Agency LLC

synopsis: Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing firm, has acquired Splice, a company that provides healthcare communication services, including consulting, customer relationship management, branding, content strategy, marketing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device advisory services.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint is a full-service health and wellness marketing firm. They are known for their innovative and data-driven approach to providing analytics-enabled, integrated marketing solutions to healthcare clients, specifically in the pharmaceutical, rare disease, and gene therapy sectors. "
target: SPLICE Agency LLC
SPLICE Agency provides healthcare communication services, including consulting, customer relationship management, branding, content strategy, marketing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device advisory services. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Emeryville, California.
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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 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.
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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 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 9/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Open Health, acquired Ark Agency

synopsis: UK-based OPEN Health has acquired ARK, a British data-driven, digital-first creative agency operating in the healthcare sector. Integrating the ARK business with the OPEN Health Group further strengthens OPEN Health's global creative, digital-first resources, and its ability to offer its global clients measurable omnichannel campaigns.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
Based in the UK, OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding, and broad specialist expertise to support its clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing. "
target: Ark Agency
UK-based ARK is the first data-driven, digital-first creative agency in healthcare. ARK takes the traditional creative approach to advertising, medical communications and PR and adds data to help sharpen its effectiveness.
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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 4/28/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Dentsu Health, acquired ANTIBODY Healthcare Communications

synopsis: Dentsu announced the merger of Antibody, Canada’s premier full-service communications agency, with Dentsu Health. The merger follows on the heels of rapid growth for the global healthcare solution. Antibody was formed with the goal to re-invent the healthcare communications agency and build the first agency that is a true strategic partner.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Health
Dentsu health is an integrated solution that is transforming the healthcare agency services model through a global teaming platform of 2,000+ experts, specializing in health, wellness and pharmaceutical marketing. "
target: ANTIBODY Healthcare Communications
Antibody is Canada’s premier full-service communications agency. Antibody was formed with the goal to re-invent the healthcare communications agency and build the first agency that is a true strategic partner.
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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 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 6/8/2022 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Science Communications, Inc., acquired Sonic Health

synopsis: Spectrum Science, an independent, integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on health and science, announced the acquisition of SONIC Health, a strategic agency that applies the science of storytelling to transform corporate and brand communications.
buyer: Spectrum Science Communications, Inc.
Spectrum Science is an integrated marketing, communications and media agency like no other. An independent, full-service agency with end-to-end capabilities, Spectrum's team are experts in science—focused on strategic engagements with its audiences. "
target: Sonic Health
SONIC Health is a privately held life sciences marketing company. Strategists by trade, innovators by reputation, and storytellers at heart, SONIC Health is comprised of big agency veterans offering traditional agency services that center around the story their clients want to tell the world.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Integrated Medhealth Communication, acquired Porterhouse Medical Group

synopsis: Porterhouse Medical Group is joining imc group with the support of Waterland Private Equity. Porterhouse Medical Group is a global strategic healthcare communications and insights research agency that provides scientific and medical expertise to the global pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
buyer: 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. "
target: Porterhouse Medical Group
Porterhouse Medical Group is a global strategic healthcare communications and insights research agency that provides scientific and medical expertise to the global pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on activities that have a beneficial and measurable impact on healthcare professionals.
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