AstraZeneca Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

AstraZeneca has acquired 15 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 11 assets.

AstraZeneca’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired MedImmune for $15.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold AstraZeneca - Small Molecule Anti-Infective Business to Pfizer for $550M. AstraZeneca has acquired in 7 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (86%) and information technology (8%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 4

AstraZeneca Plc

1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
London, CB2 0AA
United Kingdom,
+44 20 3749 5000
www.astrazeneca.com

AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company .AstraZeneca is an innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca was founded in 1992 and is based in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 12 - - - 2 - 14
vol $28.8B $28.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 8 - 2 1 - - 11
vol $1.1B $350M $1.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2020-12-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Connecticut · www.alexion.com
Dogma's Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Program 2020-09-17 - Divestiture
Boxford, Massachusetts
Juvisé Pharmaceuticals - Arimidex & Casodex 2019-12-20 - Divestiture
Villeurbanne, France
AstraZeneca Plc - Alvesco, Omnaris and Zetonna Business 2018-11-06 350M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
AstraZeneca Plc - Seroquel and Seroquel XR 2018-05-27 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
AstraZeneca Plc - Toprol-XL 2016-10-04 175M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
AstraZeneca - Small Molecule Anti-Infective Business 2016-08-24 550M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Acerta Pharma BV 2015-12-17 4.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Oss, Netherlands · www.acerta-pharma.com
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company - Core Respiratory Business 2015-12-16 575M USD Divestiture
, Japan
ZS Pharma, Inc. 2015-11-05 2.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Coppell, Texas · www.zspharma.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MedImmune LLC 2007-06-01 Spirogen Ltd. 2013-10-15 3
Gaithersburg, Maryland · www.medimmune.com London, United Kingdom · www.spirogen.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 12 (86%) 13.1B (45%) 7 (64%) 900M (64%)
Medical Products 1 (7%) 15.6B (54%) 3 (27%) 325M (23%)
Information Technology 1 (7%) 150M (1%) - -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (9%) 175M (13%)
Total 14 $28.8B 11 $1.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 23.7B 3 325M
  California 2 2.4B - -
  Texas 1 2.7B - -
  New Jersey 1 323M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 15.6B - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 360M 5 1.1B
Sweden - - 2 -
Canada 1 - - -
France - - 1 -
Germany 1 150M - -
Japan 1 575M - -
Netherlands 1 4.0B - -
Domestic 2 (14%) 360M (1%) 5 (45%) 1.1B (77%)
Cross-border 12 (86%) 28.5B (99%) 6 (55%) 325M (23%)
Total 14 $28.8B 11 $1.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Ondra LLP (Ondra Partners)
1
Legal Deals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $27.4B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.4B
TOTAL $28.8B
Largest MedImmune LLC
$15.6B (2007-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.4B
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest AstraZeneca - Small Molecule Anti-Infective Business
$550M (2016-08-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
3 (21%)
Strategic(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
11 (100%)

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