Novartis AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

Novartis AG has acquired 29 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Novartis AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired The Medicines Company for $9.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Novartis Animal Health to Eli Lilly for $5.4B. Novartis AG has acquired in 10 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (80%) and medical products (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 1

Novartis AG

Lichtstrasse 35,
Basel, 4056
Switzerland,
+41 61 324 11 11
www.novartis.com

Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Alcon, and Sandoz. Novartis was founded in 1895 and is based in Basel, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 15 1 2 3 4 - 25
vol $2.8B $10.8B $11.3B $920M $25.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 1 - 2 - - 6
vol $5.5B $5.5B
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cadent Theraputics, Inc. 2020-12-17 770M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.cadenttx.com
Cadent Therapeutics, Inc. 2020-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.cadenttx.com
Vedere Bio, Inc. 2020-10-29 150M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.vederebio.com
Amblyotech, Inc. 2020-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.amblyotech.com
The Medicines Company 2019-11-24 9.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.themedicinescompany.com
Novartis AG - TOBRADEX & NATACYN 2019-10-16 - Divestiture
Basel, Switzerland
Xiidra 2019-05-09 - Divestiture
Dublin, Ireland · www.xiidra.com
IFM Tre 2019-04-01 1.6B USD Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts
Novartis AG - Farydak 2019-03-12 - Divestiture
Basel, Switzerland · www.farydak.com
Endocyte, Inc. 2018-10-18 2.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
West Lafayette, Indiana · www.endocyte.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sandoz International GmbH    - GSK - Cephalosporin Antibiotics Business 2021-02-11 4
Holzkirchen, Germany · www.sandoz.com Brentford, United Kingdom
Sandoz International GmbH    - Aspen Global, Inc. - Japanese Operations 2019-11-11 3
Holzkirchen, Germany · www.sandoz.com , Japan
Sandoz International GmbH    - AmLactin 2016-12-19 2
Holzkirchen, Germany · www.sandoz.com Maple Grove, Minnesota · www.amlactin.com
MED3OOO, Inc.    - iLIANT Corp. 2006-06-01 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.med3000.com Tampa, Pennsylvania · www.iliant.com
Sandoz International GmbH    - Sabex Holdings Ltd. 2004-08-16 1
Holzkirchen, Germany · www.sandoz.com Boucherville, Quebec · www.sabex.ca
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.    - Fiorinal(R) and Fioricet(R) product lines 2003-01-22 1
East Hanover, New Jersey · www.pharma.us.novartis.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 20 (80%) 25.3B (98%) 4 (67%) 5.5B (100%)
Medical Products 3 (12%) 90M (< 1%) 1 (17%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) 470M (2%) 1 (17%) -
Software 1 (4%) - - -
Total 25 $25.8B 6 $5.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 21 25.7B 2 60M
  Massachusetts 5 2.5B - -
  California 4 590M 1 -
  Texas 3 8.7B - -
  New York 2 1.5B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 400M - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 9.7B - -
  Indiana 1 2.1B - -
  Connecticut 1 200M - -
Switzerland - - 4 5.4B
United Kingdom 2 90M - -
France 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Domestic - - 4 (67%) 5.4B (99%)
Cross-border 25 (100%) 25.8B (100%) 2 (33%) 60M (1%)
Total 25 $25.8B 6 $5.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $23.6B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.1B
< $100M 2 $100M
TOTAL $25.8B
Largest The Medicines Company
$9.7B (2019-11-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $5.4B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $5.5B
Largest Novartis Animal Health, Inc.
$5.4B (2014-04-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
4 (16%)
Strategic(s)
12%
3 (12%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
67%
4 (67%)

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