ICON Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life ScienceCompany

ICON has acquired 31 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

ICON’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired PRA Health Sciences for $12.0B. ICON has acquired in 10 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (54%) and healthcare services (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 3

ICON

ICON plc

South County Business Park, Leopardstown,
Dublin, 18
Ireland,
+353 (1) 291 2000
www.iconplc.com

ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development – from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. ICON was founded in 1990 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 23 1 - 2 1 1 28
vol $347M $12.0B $12.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PRA Health Sciences, Inc. 2021-02-24 12.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.prahs.com
MedPass International 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.medpass.org
Clinical Resource Network LLC (Symphony Clinical Research) 2019-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Vernon Hills, Illinois · www.symphonyclinicalresearch.com
MeDiNova Research 2019-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.medinovaresearch.com
Mapi Group 2017-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Lyon, France · www.mapigroup.com
Clinical Research Management, Inc. 2016-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Agawam, Massachusetts · www.clinicalresearchmgt.com
PMG Research, Inc. 2015-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Winston-Salem, North Carolina · www.pmg-research.com
MediMedia Pharma Solutions 2015-02-02 120M USD Divestiture
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Aptiv Solutions, Inc. 2014-03-31 144M USD Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.aptivsolutions.com
AKOS Ltd. 2013-02-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ICON Contracting Solutions, Inc.    - Cross Country Clinical Trial Services Division 2013-02-04 2
New York, New York , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 15 (54%) 12.2B (99%) - -
Healthcare Services 4 (14%) 12M (< 1%) - -
Business Services 3 (11%) 6M (< 1%) - -
Medical Products 3 (11%) - - -
Information Technology 2 (7%) - - -
Media 1 (4%) 120M (1%) - -
Total 28 $12.3B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 12.3B - -
  New York 4 39M - -
  Pennsylvania 3 120M - -
  North Carolina 2 12.0B - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Virginia 1 144M - -
  Texas 1 12M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 11M - -
  California 1 - - -
United Kingdom 7 21M - -
France 2 - - -
China 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (4%) - - -
Cross-border 27 (96%) 12.3B (100%) - -
Total 28 $12.3B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $12.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $264M
< $100M 6 $83M
TOTAL $12.3B
Largest PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
$12.0B (2021-02-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
3 (11%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)

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