Charles River Laboratories International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Charles River Laboratories International has acquired 33 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Charles River Laboratories International’s largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired Inveresk Research Group for $1.5B. Charles River Laboratories International has acquired in 10 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (90%) and food (4%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 8

Charles River Laboratories International

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

251 Ballardvale Street,
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
United States,
(781) 222-6000
www.criver.com

Charles River Laboratories International is a provider of essential products and contract services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Charles River Laboratories International was incorporated in 1947 and is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 20 2 2 1 4 1 30
vol $2.6B $800M $885M $1.2B $5.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Explora BioLabs 2022-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.explorabiolabs.com
Vigene Biosciences, Inc. 2021-05-17 293M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rockville, Maryland · www.vigenebio.com
Retrogenix Ltd. 2021-03-31 54M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Chinley, United Kingdom · www.retrogenix.com
Cognate BioServices, Inc. 2021-02-17 875M USD Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.cognatebioservices.com
Distributed Bio, Inc. 2021-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
South San Francisco, California · www.distributedbio.com
Cellero 2020-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.cellero.com
HemaCare Corp. 2019-12-16 380M USD Add-on Acquisition
Northridge, California · www.hemacare.com
CiToxLAB Group 2019-02-13 505M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Cedex, France · www.citoxlab.com
MPI Research, Inc. 2018-02-13 800M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mattawan, Michigan · www.mpiresearch.com
KWS BioTest Ltd. 2018-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom · www.kwsbiotest.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 27 (90%) 5.3B (96%) 1 (100%) -
Food 1 (3%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - - -
Medical Products 1 (3%) 212M (4%) - -
Total 30 $5.5B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 4.6B 1 -
  Massachusetts 4 64M - -
  California 4 401M - -
  Ohio 2 585M - -
  North Carolina 2 1.5B - -
  Michigan 2 813M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 875M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 293M - -
  Delaware 1 17M - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
United Kingdom 5 266M - -
Germany 2 38M - -
Belgium 1 145M - -
China 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 505M - -
Domestic 19 (63%) 4.6B (83%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 11 (37%) 954M (17%) - -
Total 30 $5.5B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
5
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
1
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier Avocats
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 8 $3.8B
< $100M 7 $253M
TOTAL $5.5B
Largest Inveresk Research Group, Inc.
$1.5B (2004-07-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
17%
5 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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