Consolidation

Icon’s acquisition of Clinical Research Management (ClinicalRM) expands its presence in the government sponsored research market. (Image: iStock/BernardaSv)

ICON completes ClinicalRM acquisition

By Melissa Fassbender

The acquisition, which was announced in June of this year, has been completed, expanding the company’s reach into government sponsored research.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016. (Image: iStock/pichet_w)

Bioclinica acquired by private equity firm

By Melissa Fassbender

The international private equity firm, Cinven, is set to purchase Bioclinica, marking the company’s latest in a series of purchases as industry consolidation continues.

ABC Laboratories was initially acquired in July 2015. (Image: iStock/Gajus)

ABC Labs unified under newly formed EAG Laboratories

By Melissa Fassbender

The independent lab network has combined 11 of its brands, including ABC Laboratories, to reside under a single company in order to “leverage cross functional capabilities,” says CEO.

The acquisition is the latest in a series. (Image: iStock)

Charles River acquires analytical CRO

By Melissa Fassbender

Charles River Laboratories has acquired Blue Stream Laboratories, expanding the company’s biologic and biosimilar development capabilities.

Partners Group plans to work with PCI's management team to add more specialized offerings. (Image: iStock/RomoloTavani)

PCI Pharma Services' new owners focused on growth

By Melissa Fassbender

Partners Group, a private markets investment manager, has agreed to acquire global pharmaceutical services provider PCI Pharma Services citing “trends towards outsourcing.”

Charles River will continue to broaden its early stage portfolio. (Image: iStock)

Charles River: 2016 to be 'robust year'

By Melissa Fassbender

After reporting a successful FY16, Charles River expects a successful new year driven by customer demand and enhanced strategic partnerships.

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