UDG Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

UDG Healthcare has acquired 32 companies of its own, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

UDG Healthcare’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired KnowledgePoint360 Group for $144M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Aquilant to H2 Equity Partners B.V. for $27M. UDG Healthcare has acquired in 5 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (32%) and life science (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

UDG Healthcare plc (UDG Healthcare)

20 Riverwalk Citywest Business Campus Citywest,
Dublin, 24
Ireland,
+353 1 468 9000
www.udghealthcare.com

UDG Healthcare operates in two segments, Ashfield and Sharp. Ashfield is a global integrated healthcare services partner offering a breadth of services in advisory, marketing, communications, strategic engagement, and patient solutions. Sharp engages in contract packaging, clinical, manufacturing, and technology services. UDG Healthcare was founded in 1948 and is based in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 23 5 2 2 - - 32
vol $688M $157M $82M $110M $1.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 - 1 - 8
vol $27M $10M $37M
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ashfield Pharmacovigilance, Inc. 2020-01-13 10M USD Divestiture
Durham, North Carolina · www.ashfieldhealthcare.com
Putnam Associates 2019-05-21 89M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.putassoc.com
Incisive Health 2019-05-21 21M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.incisivehealth.com
Aquilant Ltd. 2018-08-08 27M USD Divestiture
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.aquilant.net
SmartAnalyst, Inc. 2018-07-03 24M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.smartanalyst.com
Create NYC 2018-07-03 58M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.createnyc.com
MicroMass Communications, Inc. 2017-09-14 76M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cary, North Carolina · www.micromass.com
Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC 2017-07-17 35M USD Divestiture
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.cambridgebmg.com
Vynamic LLC 2017-07-12 32M USD Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.vynamic.com
sellxpert GmbH & Co. KG 2017-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Speyer, Germany
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pharma Logistics Investments 2007-08-17 Stericycle, Inc. - Reverse Distribution Division 2019-10-28 1
Heerenveen, Netherlands Lake Forest, Illinois

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 10 (31%) 270M (26%) 1 (13%) 10M (27%)
Medical Products 3 (9%) 38M (4%) 3 (38%) 27M (73%)
Life Science 3 (9%) 116M (11%) 1 (13%) -
Marketing 3 (9%) 199M (19%) - -
Media 3 (9%) 28M (3%) - -
Packaging 3 (9%) 123M (12%) - -
Distribution 1 (3%) - 2 (25%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (6%) 144M (14%) - -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) 76M (7%) - -
Information Technology 1 (3%) 11M (1%) - -
Real Estate 1 (3%) 14M (1%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) 19M (2%) - -
Consumer Products - - 1 (13%) -
Total 32 $1.0B 8 $37M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 12 309M 5 27M
United States 13 621M 1 10M
  Pennsylvania 5 156M - -
  North Carolina 3 116M 1 10M
  New York 2 82M - -
  Massachusetts 2 124M - -
  New Jersey 1 144M - -
Germany 2 39M - -
Ireland 1 19M 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 12M - -
  Quebec 1 12M - -
Israel - - 1 -
Netherlands 1 24M - -
Spain 1 14M - -
Domestic 1 (3%) 19M (2%) 1 (13%) -
Cross-border 31 (97%) 1.0B (98%) 7 (88%) 37M (100%)
Total 32 $1.0B 8 $37M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $273M
< $100M 23 $764M
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest KnowledgePoint360 Group LLC
$144M (2014-02-27)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $37M
TOTAL $37M
Largest Aquilant Ltd.
$27M (2018-08-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Strategic(s)
16%
5 (16%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
88%
7 (88%)

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