Like Jeffrey Simbrow Associates

closed 4/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Inchord Communications, Inc., acquired Jeffrey Simbrow Associates

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisitions of Synergos, Inc., a focused clinical services provider, and Jeffrey Simbrow Associates Inc., Canada's leading healthcare marketing and communications agency. Both acquisitions were announced by inVentiv on March 13.
buyer parent: inVentiv Health, Inc.
buyer: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies. "
target: Jeffrey Simbrow Associates
Jeffrey Simbrow Associates is the largest healthcare- focused advertising and marketing agency in Canada and is internationally recognized for its expertise in marketing management training.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

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

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

Physicians Interactive, acquired MedManage Systems, Inc.

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

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired MediMedia USA

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners together with members of MediMedia has closed the purchase of MediMedia, an innovative specialty healthcare communications, publishing and patient education company, from Cinven, The Carlyle Group and Apax Partners.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: Cinven
target: MediMedia USA
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$605
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
$53
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2.2x
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11.5x
closed 1/7/2021 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Swoop and IPM.ai

synopsis: W2O, a digital-first healthcare marketing agency, has acquired Swoop and IPM.ai, pioneers in using AI to solve big challenges in healthcare. Swoop provides precision healthcare marketing services for pharmaceutical companies. IPM.ai is an Insights as a Service provider that empowers life sciences companies to better understand their patients.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an alchemic mix of 1,500 people and hundreds of clients and partners – working from bench to bedside – to make the world a healthier place. Driven by data, W2O applies proprietary analytics and best-in-class technology to build insights that power creative ideas and concepts. "
target: Swoop and IPM.ai
Swoop and IPM.ai are pioneers in using AI to solve big challenges in healthcare. Swoop provides precision healthcare marketing services for pharmaceutical companies. IPM.ai is an Insights as a Service provider that empowers life sciences companies to better understand their patients.
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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 7/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Health, acquired Payer Sciences

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, announced the acquisition of Payer Sciences, an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: Payer Sciences
Payer Sciences is an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
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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 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:$17,321.00)
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 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 3/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions, acquired Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC, the leader in strategic launch and marketing solutions for orphan and rare disease products.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a provider of digital health and wellness solutions. They attract consumers and healthcare professionals to their health and wellness properties, and utilize their data and analytics to deliver personalized content experiences and marketing and engagement solutions. "
target: Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC
Cambridge BioMarketing is the leader in marketing solutions for orphan and rare disease products. Having launched some of the most successful orphan products ever, the Cambridge culture reflects its clients' extraordinary drive to deliver life-changing medicines to those who need them most.
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$33
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closed 1/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Dohmen Life Science Services, acquired Siren Interactive

synopsis: Dohmen Life Science Services, a provider of outsourced business services for biopharma and medtech innovators, announced it has acquired Siren Interactive Corporation, a rare disease relationship marketing company located in Chicago, IL. The acquisition will further expand Dohmen's market leading direct to patient service model.
buyer parent: Dohmen Company
buyer: Dohmen Life Science Services
Dohmen Life Science Services provides outsourced insight and infrastructure to entrepreneurs seeking speed, scale and certainty as they bring their biopharma or medical device products to market. "
target: Siren Interactive
Siren Interactive is a rare disease marketing agency with unmatched expertise in addressing the challenges and unmet needs of patients, caregivers, and physicians dealing with the over 7,000 rare diseases affecting over 300 million people worldwide.
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closed 3/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Precision for Medicine, acquired Hobart Group

synopsis: Precision for Medicine, Inc., formed in 2012 to support next generation approaches to drug development and commercialization, announces the acquisition of Hobart Group Holdings, LLC (Hobart), a leading market access firm. The company supports more than 60 biopharmaceutical brands with extensive experience in supporting successful product launches.
buyer: Precision for Medicine
Precision for Medicine are a specialized scientific services partner that helps life science innovators develop and commercialize next generation medical products. "
target: Hobart Group
Hobart is the leading payer-focused strategic communications firm in the United States. The company's services include value message development, payer market research, health economics and outcomes research support, managed markets sales training, and strategic contracting and pricing support.
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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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$6.97
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Physicians Interactive, acquired InfoMedics, Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online, point of care and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, announced the acquisition of InfoMedics, the industry expert in the design and delivery of interactive patient communications platforms.
buyer parent: Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive is the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions that fit within the medical professional workflow to provide better patient care. "
target: InfoMedics, Inc.
InfoMedics develops strategic patient-physician communications programs which improve brand awareness, patient adherence and physician acceptance and brand preference. Customized solutions are developed to address brand challenges throughout the product lifecycle.
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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 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 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 10/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Ventiv Health, acquired Inchord Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Ventiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of inChord Communications, Inc., the world's largest independently-owned global healthcare marketing and communications company. Ventiv announced on September 7, 2005 that it would acquire inChord for $185 million in cash and stock, plus closing adjustments and earn-out payments.
buyer: Ventiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions. "
target: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies.
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closed 10/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Quintiles Transnational Corp., acquired VCG

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

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

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

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., acquired TMS Health

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

Meredith Corporation, acquired Big Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced it has acquired Big Communications, a leading healthcare marketing communications firm.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,848.60)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. "
target: Big Communications, Inc.
Big Communications develops custom healthcare communications for over 20 of the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotech and managed care companies. Its innovative marketing and communications programs are delivered via a variety of channels that include print, digital and mobile.
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closed 3/3/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Gemini Healthcare, LLC, acquired MCM Group

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

CMPMedica, acquired MediReach Healthcare Communication

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

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cardinal Health Healthcare Marketing Services

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

Ventiv Health, acquired Inchord Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Ventiv Health, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of inChord Communications, Inc., the world's largest independently-owned global healthcare marketing and communications company. Ventiv announced on September 7, 2005 that it would acquire inChord for $185 million in cash and stock, plus closing adjustments and earn-out payments.
buyer: Ventiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions. "
target: Inchord Communications, Inc.
Westerville, Ohio-based inChord Communications is the largest privately held healthcare marketing organization in the world serving a broad range of clients including many of the world's top pharmaceutical companies.
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closed 5/14/2012 via Market Wire

ImpactRx, Inc., acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group announced that it has acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC. STG will combine Source Healthcare Analytics with ImpactRx to form Symphony Health Solutions, which will be focused on delivering high-value data, analytics, and technology based solutions for clients across life science manufacturers, payers, and providers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: ImpactRx, Inc.
ImpactRx is the leading provider of consultative and analytically-based promotional effectiveness solutions to the healthcare industry. ImpactRx's ImpactData™ is the industry’s sole source of continuous-capture market promotion and physician treatment data. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC
Source Healthcare Analytics is a leading provider of information and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotech and financial industries. The company's brands include Source®, ProMetis™ and inThought™.
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announced 11/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its non-strategic business unit, Analytica International, Inc., a healthcare economics consulting firm to LA-SER, a London-based pharma research company.
buyer: LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl
LA-SER was founded in 2004, with a mission to bring cutting-edge scientific methodology to evaluate the real-world impact of medicines. Their goal is to find for whom and under which conditions of use the drugs will demonstrate best benefit to patients, with minimal harm. "
target parent: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
target: Analytica International, Inc.
Analytica Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, provides pharmaceutical research and analysis solutions.
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closed 12/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Caduceus Marketing Research

synopsis: Knowledge Networks is significantly expanding its position in the pharmaceutical and bio-tech research market with the acquisition of Caduceus Marketing Research (CMR). Over the past 11 years CMR has built and grown a panel, the Physicians Consulting Network, which now includes 70,000 U.S. physicians, and allied healthcare professionals.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Caduceus Marketing Research
Caduceus Marketing Research are specialists in quantitative healthcare marketing research. Managed by trained pharmacists of combined healthcare marketing research experience their research includes pharmaceuticals, OTCs, medical devices, surgical supplies,and animal health.
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closed 9/16/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Concentric Pharma Advertising

synopsis: MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in leading healthcare and pharma advertising and marketing agency, Concentric Pharma Advertising. Named 2011 Agency of the Year by the Med Ad News, Concentric is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. "
target: Concentric Pharma Advertising
Concentric Pharma Advertising is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector. Concentric has built a top tier client list that includes Alcon Labs, Allergan, Bayer HealthCare, Discovery Labs, Genentech, and many more.
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closed 7/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Decision Resources Group, acquired PharmaStrat, Inc.

synopsis: Decision Resources Group, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, has acquired PharmaStrat, the leading consulting and market research services firm focused on issues related to reimbursement and organized customer segments for biopharmaceutical manufacturers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information, insights, advisory services and consulting on important sectors of the healthcare industry. "
target: PharmaStrat, Inc.
PharmaStrat is the leading consulting and market research services firm focused on issues related to reimbursement and organized customer segments for biopharmaceutical manufacturers. It delivers strategic perspectives and market insight solutions that proactively address challenges and opportunity.
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closed 5/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications, acquired Dreams Communication

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Dreams Communication, a Chinese agency specialized in healthcare communications regrouping Beijing Dreams Advertising and Beijing Dreams Zhiyang Communication. Dreams will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed Publicis Life Brands Dreams.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications
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, market access, and medical and scientific affairs. "
target: Dreams Communication
Dreams Communication is a Chinese agency specialized in healthcare communications regrouping Beijing Dreams Advertising and Beijing Dreams Zhiyang Communication. It offers advertising and design, digital, medical education, and event planning services to mainly pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.
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closed 12/9/2010 via BusinessWire

J. Knipper and Company, acquired Pharmagistics

synopsis: J. Knipper and Company, Inc., developing and delivering smart, effective and efficient commercial solutions to the healthcare community, announced that the Company has acquired competitor Pharmagistics from Publicis Touchpoint Solutions.
buyer: J. Knipper and Company
J. Knipper and Company, Inc., provides healthcare marketing solutions in direct marketing, sampling, compliance, information technology, and salesforce productivity. J. Knipper continues to offer innovative solutions to salesforce challenges, including MyPharmaRep.com and MySampleCloset.com. "
target parent: Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, Inc.
target: Pharmagistics
Pharmagistics, LLC provides sample management, compliance, and logistical support solutions for healthcare and biotechnology companies in the United States. The company also offers sample compliance services, such as compliance consulting, document print and print management and other services.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

Triple i, acquired HealthBridge

synopsis: Triple i, a division of MediMedia, announced that it is acquiring Phoenix Marketing Group, LLC, currently doing business as HealthBridge Practitioner Access Solutions, from ExpressScripts, Inc., a leading US-based full-service pharmacy benefit management company.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Triple i
Triple i is a marketing solutions leader to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, delivering innovative, multichannel, relationship marketing solutions. "
target parent: Express Scripts Inc.
target: HealthBridge
HealthBridge helps clients design customized integrated business solutions that make access to essential therapies easier for patients and practitioners. They help maximize patient starts through simplified solutions such as product marketing, sales support and supply chain processes.
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closed 1/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Rosetta Marketing Group, LLC, acquired Wishbone Advertising

synopsis: Rosetta, the nation's largest independent interactive marketing agency, and Wishbone, the award-winning professional healthcare marketing agency, announced the acquisition of Wishbone by Rosetta.
buyer parent: Lindsay Goldberg & Bessemer
buyer: Rosetta Marketing Group, LLC
Rosetta helps clients translate deep consumer insights into Personalized Marketing programs on the web, in call centers, direct mail, and face-to-face selling, in order to drive significant improvements in clients' ROI. "
target: Wishbone Advertising
Founded in 1998, Wishbone is a full-service pharmaceutical advertising agency that was awarded "Agency of the Year" honors in 2009. Since its inception, Wishbone has defined its mission as delivering "the big-agency experience without the big-agency bureaucracy."
price ($mm)
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$15
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closed 10/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Advanced Health Media, LLC, acquired Ephikacy, LLC

synopsis: Advanced Health Media, LLC (AHM) has acquired Ephikacy, LLC, the Chicago-based provider of marketing services and related technology for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The addition of Ephikacy's product and service line expands AHM's offering for marketers and brand teams.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: Advanced Health Media, LLC
Advanced Health Media, Inc. ("AHM") is an all-media medical communications and marketing firm. AHM combines industry experience and technological innovation to supply custom marketing solutions and services to the pharmaceutical industry. "
target: Ephikacy, LLC
Ephikacy, LLC is a provider of marketing and communication solutions for the healthcare industry. The company's innovative product and services incorporate state of the art technologies to improve communications among brand teams, speaker bureaus, healthcare professionals and sales forces.
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closed 6/1/2007 via PR Newswire

inVentiv Health, Inc., acquired Addison Whitney

synopsis: Addison Whitney, a full service brand identity and consulting firm that specializes in creating unique brand solutions for global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies, announces its acquisition by inVentiv Health.
buyer: inVentiv Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions. "
target: Addison Whitney
Addison Whitney is a full service brand identity consultancy. Addison Whitney Healthcare strives to provide powerful brand identity solutions to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies.
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closed 8/18/2009 via Market Wire

Cascadia Investments, Inc., acquired PharmADS.com

synopsis: Cascadia Investments, Inc announces the acquisition of www.pharmads.com, a boutique advertising network specifically designed for use by advertisers and publishers of pharmaceutical-related brands, sites, and products.
buyer: Cascadia Investments, Inc. (CDIV:$0.00)
Cascadia Investments, Inc. is a publicly traded, real estate development company operating in the Pacific Northwest. "
target: PharmADS.com
PharmAds is a boutique ad network specifically designed for use by advertisers and publishers with pharmaceutical related brands, sites, or products.
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