ICON plc

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

ICON plc 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 currently has approximately 10,300 employees, operating from 77 locations in 38 countries.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 18 1 1 2 1 1 24
vol $83M $144M $120M $347M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest Aptiv Solutions, Inc.
$144M (2014-03-31)
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According to our data here at Mergr, ICON has acquired 26 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

ICON’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Aptiv Solutions for $144M. ICON has acquired in 10 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (59%) and business services (13%).

When analyzing the healthcare services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 439 healthcare services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 41 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 14 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic healthcare services acquirer over the past 3 years is MEDNAX, with 26 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the healthcare services sector over the past 3 years is The Riverside Company with 7 platform acquisitions.

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