Pfizer Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life ScienceCompany

Pfizer has acquired 47 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 14 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 17 assets.

Pfizer’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Warner-Lambert Company for $90.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6B. Pfizer has acquired in 12 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (91%) and consumer products (5%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 35
  • M&A Advisors 27

Pfizer

Pfizer, Inc.

235 East 42nd Street,
New York, New York 10017
United States,
(212) 733-2323
www.pfizer.com

Pfizer is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. Pfizer applies science and global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives through the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. The Company's global portfolio includes medicines, vaccines and medical devices, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products. Pfizer collaborates with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable healthcare around the world. The majority of Pfizer's revenues come from the manufacture and sale of biopharmaceutical products. Pfizer was founded in 1849 and is based in New York, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 30 1 3 2 2 3 41
vol $261.0B $12.2B $6.7B $17.5B $297.5B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 12 1 1 1 2 - 17
vol $36.5B $75M $36.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. 2022-08-08 5.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.gbt.com
Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co. Ltd. 2022-05-10 11.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
New Haven, Connecticut · www.biohavenpharma.com
ReViral Ltd. 2022-04-07 525M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.reviral.co.uk
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2021-12-13 6.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.arenapharm.com
Meridian Medical Technologies LLC 2021-11-02 - Divestiture
St. Louis, Missouri · www.meridianmeds.com
Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2021-04-28 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.amplyx.com
Pfizer - Biologics DS and DP Manufacturing Facilities 2021-03-17 - Divestiture
Hangzhou, China
Arixa Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2020-10-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.arixapharma.com
Trillium Therapeutics Inc. 2020-09-08 - Stake Purchase
Toronto, Ontario · www.trilliumtherapeutics.com
Pfizer, Inc. - CK 1 Business 2020-01-13 75M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Icagen, Inc. 2011-07-19 Icagen, Inc. - North Carolina Operations 2020-02-11 1
Durham, North Carolina · www.icagen.com , North Carolina
ViiV Healthcare 2009-11-01 Bristol-Myers - HIV R&D portfolio 2016-02-22 1
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.viivhealthcare.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 37 (90%) 297.5B (100%) 12 (71%) 19.1B (52%)
Consumer Products 2 (5%) - 1 (6%) 238M (1%)
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 2 (12%) 1.1B (3%)
Food - - 2 (12%) 16.1B (44%)
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - - -
Total 41 $297.5B 17 $36.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 30 294.9B 12 17.3B
  California 13 32.5B 2 -
  New Jersey 3 150.6B 2 4.2B
  North Carolina 3 56M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 68.0B - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Michigan 1 - 1 -
  Tennessee 1 3.6B - -
  Illinois 1 17.0B - -
  Connecticut 1 11.6B - -
  Colorado 1 11.4B - -
  Texas 1 195M - -
  New York - - 1 75M
  Missouri - - 1 -
  Minnesota - - 1 130M
United Kingdom 4 1.1B - -
China 1 - 1 -
Germany - - 2 16.8B
Switzerland 2 810M - -
Australia - - 1 -
Austria 1 635M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
France - - 1 2.4B
Netherlands 1 - - -
Domestic 30 (73%) 294.9B (99%) 12 (71%) 17.3B (47%)
Cross-border 11 (27%) 2.5B (1%) 5 (29%) 19.2B (53%)
Total 41 $297.5B 17 $36.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Guggenheim Securities
7
Centerview Partners LLC
5
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
4
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
7
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
5
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 11 $293.1B
$100M to $1B 8 $4.3B
< $100M 1 $56M
TOTAL $297.5B
Largest Warner-Lambert Company LLC
$90.2B (2000-02-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $36.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $368M
< $100M 2 $110M
TOTAL $36.6B
Largest Pfizer Consumer Healthcare GmbH
$16.6B (2006-06-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
8 (20%)
Strategic(s)
12%
5 (12%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
24%
4 (24%)
Strategic(s)
71%
12 (71%)

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