Catalent Acquisitions and Exits, 10 Deals Between 2012 and 2019
life science Company

Catalent has acquired 10 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Catalent’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Paragon Bioservices for $1.2B. Catalent has acquired in 5 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (56%) and medical products (34%).

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Catalent, Inc.

14 Schoolhouse Road,
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
United States,
(732) 537-6325

Catalent, Inc. is a provider of solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. Among its core offerings, it develops and manufactures oral and sterile medication in nearly all dosage forms, holds patents for softgel (e.g. “Liqui-Caps” and “Vegicaps”) and Zydis fast-dissolve technologies used in many popular prescription and over-the-counter medicine. Catalent, Inc. was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 3 - 2 1 1 2 9
vol $950M $1.2B $2.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1

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Largest Paragon Bioservices, Inc.
$1.2B (2019-04-15)
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Life Science M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the life science sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 378 life science companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 17 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic life science acquirer over the past 3 years is Eurofins Scientific SA, with 23 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the life science sector over the past 3 years is Avista Capital Partners with 6 platform acquisitions.

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