Pfizer Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

Pfizer has acquired 39 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 15 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 11 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (89%) and consumer products (6%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 26

Pfizer, Inc.

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

Pfizer Inc. 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 City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 30 - - 3 2 - 35
vol $261.0B $12.2B $273.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 12 - 1 1 1 - 15
vol $36.5B $75M $36.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
The Upjohn Company 2019-07-29 - Merger
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Array BioPharma, Inc. 2019-06-17 11.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.arraybiopharma.com
Therachon AG 2019-05-08 810M USD Add-on Acquisition
Basel, Switzerland · www.therachon.com
Vivet Therapeutics SAS 2019-03-20 - Stake Purchase
Paris, United States · www.vivet-therapeutics.com/en
NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2018-09-25 - Divestiture
Cupertino, California · www.nextwavepharma.com
Pfizer, Inc. - Hospira Infusion Systems Business 2016-10-06 1.0B USD Divestiture
New York, United States
AstraZeneca - Small Molecule Anti-Infective Business 2016-08-24 550M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
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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 31 (89%) 273.2B (100%) 10 (67%) 19.1B (52%)
Consumer Products 2 (6%) - 1 (7%) 238M (1%)
Medical Products 1 (3%) - 2 (13%) 1.1B (3%)
Food - - 2 (13%) 16.1B (44%)
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - - -
Total 35 $273.2B 15 $36.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 25 271.2B 11 17.3B
  California 10 20.4B 2 -
  New Jersey 3 150.6B 2 4.2B
  North Carolina 3 56M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 68.0B - -
  Michigan 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 195M - -
  Tennessee 1 3.6B - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 17.0B - -
  Colorado 1 11.4B - -
  New York - - 1 75M
  Minnesota - - 1 130M
United Kingdom 3 550M - -
Germany - - 2 16.8B
Switzerland 2 810M - -
Australia - - 1 -
Austria 1 635M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
France - - 1 2.4B
Netherlands 1 - - -
Domestic 25 (71%) 271.2B (99%) 11 (73%) 17.3B (47%)
Cross-border 10 (29%) 2.0B (1%) 4 (27%) 19.2B (53%)
Total 35 $273.2B 15 $36.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Guggenheim Securities
7
Lazard Ltd.
4
Centerview Partners LLC
3
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
6
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
3
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 8 $269.4B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.8B
< $100M 1 $56M
TOTAL $273.2B
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)
23%
8 (23%)
Strategic(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
3 (20%)
Strategic(s)
73%
11 (73%)

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