Sanofi SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

Sanofi SA has acquired 24 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 assets.

Sanofi SA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Genzyme for $20.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Zentiva Group a.s. to Advent International for $2.2B. Sanofi SA has acquired in 8 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (60%) and medical products (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 6

Sanofi SA

54, Rue La Boétie,
Paris, 75008
France,
+33 1 53 77 40 00
www.sanofi.com

Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 18 - - 2 - 2 22
vol $29.1B $11.6B $3.7B $44.4B
Sell (2.4/yr) # 2 2 2 4 1 3 14
vol $425M $94M $2.2B $350M $3.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Principia Biopharma, Inc. 2020-08-17 3.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
South San Francisco, California · www.principiabio.com
Sanofi SA - OTC Self-Care Brands 2020-08-11 - Divestiture
Paris, France
Sanofi SA - Dellegra 2020-08-04 - Divestiture
Paris, France
Chattem, Inc. 2020-03-20 - Divestiture
Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.kaopectate.com
Synthorx, Inc. 2020-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
La Jolla, California · www.synthorx.com
sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC (Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier) 2019-12-02 350M USD Divestiture
, United States · www.seprafilm.us
Sanofi SA - Inhalation Contract Manufacturing Business 2018-10-01 - Divestiture
Paris, France
Ablynx NV 2018-06-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Zwijnaarde, Belgium · www.ablynx.com
Sanofi SA - Infectious diseases 2018-06-18 - Divestiture
Paris, France
Zentiva Group, a.s. 2018-04-17 2.2B EUR Divestiture
Prague, Czech Republic · www.zentiva.cz
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Genzyme Corp. 2011-02-16 Caprelsa 2015-07-27 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.genzyme.com , United Kingdom · www.caprelsarems.com
Merial Ltd. 2009-07-30 Dosch - Animal Health Division 2012-12-20 1
Duluth, Georgia · www.merial.us , India

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 13 (59%) 37.1B (84%) 8 (57%) 2.7B (88%)
Medical Products 4 (18%) 4.0B (9%) 2 (14%) 350M (12%)
Consumer Products 3 (14%) 2.3B (5%) 3 (21%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) 563M (1%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) 417M (1%) - -
Chemicals - - 1 (7%) -
Total 22 $44.4B 14 $3.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 43.0B 3 775M
  California 4 4.8B - -
  Massachusetts 3 31.7B - -
  Tennessee 1 1.9B 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  New York 1 563M - -
  Georgia 1 4.0B - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  New Jersey - - 1 425M
France 2 417M 9 94M
Czech Republic 1 - 1 2.2B
Australia 1 399M - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Brazil 1 563M - -
Colombia 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Senegal - - 1 -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (9%) 417M (1%) 9 (64%) 94M (3%)
Cross-border 20 (91%) 43.9B (99%) 5 (36%) 2.9B (97%)
Total 22 $44.4B 14 $3.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
Morgan Stanley
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
4
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $41.3B
$100M to $1B 6 $3.1B
TOTAL $44.4B
Largest Genzyme Corp.
$20.1B (2011-02-16)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $775M
< $100M 1 $94M
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest Zentiva Group, a.s.
$2.2B (2018-04-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
70%
7 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
3 30%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
7%
1 7%
Strategic(s)
93%
13 93%

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