Charles River Laboratories International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

Charles River Laboratories International has acquired 27 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 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 8 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (89%) and food (4%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 7

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

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

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. 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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 1 2 2 1 1 26
vol $2.6B $21M $800M $885M $4.3B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Brains On-Line 2017-08-07 21M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.brains-online.com
QS Pharma LLC 2017-02-14 - Divestiture
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania · www.qspharma.com
Agilux Laboratories, Inc. 2016-09-28 64M USD Add-on Acquisition
Worcester, Massachusetts · www.agiluxlabs.com
Blue Stream Laboratories, Inc. 2016-06-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.bluestreamlabs.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 23 (88%) 4.1B (95%) 1 (100%) -
Food 1 (4%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - - -
Medical Products 1 (4%) 212M (5%) - -
Total 26 $4.3B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 3.4B 1 -
  Massachusetts 4 64M - -
  California 3 401M - -
  Ohio 2 585M - -
  North Carolina 2 1.5B - -
  Michigan 2 813M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Delaware 1 17M - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
United Kingdom 4 212M - -
Germany 2 38M - -
Belgium 1 145M - -
China 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 505M - -
Domestic 16 (62%) 3.4B (79%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 10 (38%) 901M (21%) - -
Total 26 $4.3B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
3
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
1
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier Avocats
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.6B
< $100M 6 $199M
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest Inveresk Research Group, Inc.
$1.5B (2004-07-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
38%
3 (38%)
Strategic(s)
63%
5 (63%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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