M&A Deal Summary

CD&R Acquires UDG Healthcare

On May 12, 2021, private equity firm CD&R acquired business services company UDG Healthcare for 3.7B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is CD&R’s 6th transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is CD&R’s 12th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is CD&R’s 1st transaction in Ireland.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-05-12
Target UDG Healthcare
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) CD&R
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 3.7B USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs
Rothschild Global Advisory (Financial)


UDG Healthcare

Dublin, Ireland
UDG Healthcare operates in two segments, Ashfield and Sharp. Ashfield is a global integrated healthcare services partner offering a breadth of services in advisory, marketing, communications, strategic engagement, and patient solutions. Sharp engages in contract packaging, clinical, manufacturing, and technology services. UDG Healthcare was founded in 1948 and is based in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland.

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New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1978
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) is a large private equity firm that targets non-core divestitures of large corporations, growth equity financings, traditional buyouts, and corporate/family partnerships. CD&R looks for opportunities in North America, Western Europe, and Asia and will consider businesses in a wide range of sectors including consumer/retail, healthcare, industrials, and services. Prospective companies generally lead their respective markets, have stable cash flows, and possess competitive advantages through differentiated products, services, or processes. CD&R was formed in 1978 and has offices in New York City and London.

Overall 73 of 91
Sector (Business Services) 6 of 10
Type (Going Private) 5 of 11
Country (Ireland) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 5 of 10
Size (of disclosed) 12 of 33
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agilon health serves as a partner to physicians and other providers so that they can be more productive and effective in providing high-quality, value-based care. The company is both a management services organization serving more than 475,000 members through a network of more than 9,500 physicians and a proprietary technology platform that both supports the management of agilon health’s delegated patients and is also offered to third-party provider organizations and payers. The company’s unique mix of technology-based services and clinical capabilities supports physicians serving a diverse mix of patients across multiple geographies, with differentiated expertise managing underserved Medicaid and Medicare Advantage patients. agilon health was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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