Deal makers took a break in July, judging by the lower deal volume and lower deal value posted in our preliminary data for the month. Compared with the previous month, deal volume dropped 20%, to 100 transactions, and deal value fell 49%, to $8.7 billion.
In late July, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) announced the 6th CRO deal to surpass the $1 billion mark this year. The $1.2 billion deal for Chiltern is its third announced transaction this year, having acquired Mount Sinai’s Clinical Outreach Laboratories (January) and Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC (February).
Pamplona Capital Management was on the hunt for a contract research organization (CRO). After missing out on PPD, the PE firm bagged publicly traded PAREXEL for $5.2 billion.
Private equity firms are taking big stakes in contract research organizations in 2017.
Deals for contract research organizations (CROs) surged 157% in 2016.
LabCorp (NYSE: LH), the world’s leading healthcare diagnostics company, has acquired Sequenom Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a pioneer in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for reproductive health, for a total purchase price of $371 million. In July of 2014, Sequenom purchased a license for non-invasive prenatal testing patents and applications from privately-held Mayo Medical Laboratories, and two […]