Opko Health Acquisitions and Exits, 21 Deals Between 2007 and 2017
life science Company

Opko Health has acquired 19 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Opko Health’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Bio-Reference Laboratories for $1.5B. Opko Health has acquired in 5 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include medical products (53%) and life science (43%).

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Opko Health, Inc.

4400 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33137
United States,
(305) 575-4100

Opko Health, Inc. is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large and rapidly growing medical markets. Opko's diagnostics business includes Bio-Reference Laboratories, a clinical laboratory with a core genetic testing business and a 420-person salesforce to drive growth and leverage new products, including the 4Kscore prostate cancer test and the Claros 1 in-office immunoassay platform. Opko's pharmaceutical business includes Rayaldee, a treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease and vitamin D insufficiency and VARUBI for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Opko's pharmaceutical business also includes OPKO Biologics, which features hGH-CTP, a once-weekly human growth hormone injection and a longer acting Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia. Opko Health, Inc. was formed in 2007 and is based in Miami, Florida.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 16 2 1 - - - 19
vol $500M $1.5B $60M $2.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2

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Largest Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
$1.5B (2015-08-20)
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Life Science M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the life science sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 398 life science companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic life science acquirer over the past 3 years is Eurofins Scientific SA, with 24 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the life science sector over the past 3 years is The Carlyle Group with 5 platform acquisitions.

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