This past week Permira, a global investment firm based in the United Kingdom, spent $2.4 billion for Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM). Cambrex is a premier contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in the small molecule space and provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. The $2.4 billion purchase price includes the company’s […]
Deals for contract research organizations (CROs) surged 157% in 2016.
Private equity-backed Bioclinica Inc. expanded its clinical research offerings with the July 2016 acquisition of Compass Research, LLC, a Florida-based clinical research site network that has direct access to a number of specialized populations with neurodegenerative disorders and other diseases found in aging demographics. The acquisition solidifies Bioclinica’s position as a leading global research network, and […]
Health care companies are still attracting buyers, and those in the services sectors seem to be the hottest. Last month saw healthy deal volume, at 134 transactions. For a year that started slowly for health care mergers and acquisitions, March 2016’s deal volume is only 3% lower than the same month a year ago. Industry […]
Lead poisoning has been a prominent news story this year, thanks to the tragic circumstances now playing out in Flint, Michigan. So it’s no surprise that Magellan Biosciences, Inc. and its subsidiary, Magellan Diagnostics, Inc., have been sold to Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVO) for $66 million. Majority owner Ampersand Capital Partners, together with Tekla Capital […]
Two contract research organizations (CROs) have changed hands in the past two weeks. On March 17, Hamburg, Germany-based IPM Biotech was acquired by BioAgilytix, a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, in Durham, North Carolina. As its name implies, IPM Biotech specializes in biotech research, specifically in large molecule bioanalysis in the area of immunogenicity. The transaction […]
BioClinica, Inc., a global provider of clinical trial management services, extended its offerings with the acquisition of MediciGroup, Inc., a global patient recruitment and retention firm. The acquisition includes MediciGlobal, Ltd. and Access to Patients, LLC. Medici also provides a lost-to-follow-up patient locate service that finds missing patients globally. BioClinica was taken private for $123 […]