Shire plc

5 Riverwalk Citywest Business Campus,
Dublin, 24
Ireland,
353 1 429 7700
www.shire.com

Shire plc is a global specialty biopharmaceutical company.

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Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 7 2 4 1 - - 14
vol $5.6B $335M $11.5B $32.0B $49.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - 1 - 1 1 - 3
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Largest Baxalta, Inc.
$32.0B (2016-01-11)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Shire has acquired 14 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Shire’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Baxalta for $32.0B. Shire has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (100%).

When analyzing the life science sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 421 life science companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 24 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 29 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the life science sector over the past 3 years is Ampersand Capital Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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