Consolidation

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Flexible, agile, niche: How small-sized CROs compete

By Flora Southey

Niche, small-scale CROs can stand their own – despite a predicted increase in consolidation among small-sized contract services firms – says Clinical Trial Consultants (CTC) and data-focused Quanticate.

Top CRO M&A activity of 2016

Top CRO M&A activity of 2016

By Melissa Fassbender

As 2016 comes to a close, Outsourcing-Pharma.com looks back at some of the major mergers and acquisitions from the past year.

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Evotec completes Cyprotex acquisition

By Melissa Fassbender

Evotec AG has completed its previously announced acquisition of the preclinical contract research organization (CRO), Cyrotex.

The deal is the latest in a string of private equity investment into the market. (Image: iStock/jansucko)

Private equity snags another CRO, Premier Research

By Melissa Fassbender

Premier Research has become the most recent contract research organization (CRO) to receive funding from private equity as the industry looks for "like-minded" partners for the long run.