ProductLife Group Enters US Market with Acquisition of Leading Regulatory Drug Development Consultancy DS InPharmatics (DSI)

ProductLife Group (PLG) has taken the next step in its evolution as a global leader in end-to-end regulatory compliance services. Just 6 months after the acquisition of the Vigilance and Medical Information group AxPharma, ProductLife Group has today announced the strategic acquisition of leading US regulatory drug development consultancy DSI. This allows PLG to expand in North America and reinforce its expertise to support clients in the regulatory development of their innovative therapies.

Baird Capital Invests in Azzur Group

Baird Capital’s private equity team announced its investment in Azzur Group (“Azzur”), one of the nation’s fastest-growing life science consultancies. The investment aims to help Azzur accelerate expanding its professional services to the industry, including Azzur Cleanrooms on DemandTM. In partnering with Baird Capital, Azzur further solidifies its commitment to serving the life science and healthcare industries through the delivery of novel services designed to accelerate therapeutic delivery timelines and empower innovators to start, scale, and sustain their GxP organizations.

Validant Acquires Greenleaf Health, Leading FDA Regulatory Consulting Firm

Validant, a leading global quality, compliance and regulatory consulting group (the Group), has acquired Greenleaf Health, Inc. (Greenleaf), a leading U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory consulting firm. Greenleaf Health provides strategic and technical guidance to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies researching, developing, and manufacturing innovative solutions to pressing global public health challenges. Greenleaf’s team of experts draw on a combined total of more than 300 years of FDA experience to deliver reliable, objective advice to FDA-regulated companies. Founded in 2007, Greenleaf is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Validant Acquires Oriel STAT A MATRIX, a Global Consultancy and Training Firm for the Medical Device Industry

Validant, a leading transatlantic quality, compliance and regulatory consulting group, has acquired Oriel STAT A MATRIX (‘Oriel’), a global consultancy and training firm for the medical device industry. Headquartered in New Jersey, Oriel provides regulatory, quality and compliance consulting as well as training for the medical device industry. Oriel is an industry leader in quality, compliance and auditor training for the medical device industry, with the largest library of content in the market and relationships with 90% of the top 10 medical device companies globally.

Omnicom Health Group Acquires Archbow Consulting

Omnicom Health Group, the largest healthcare marketing and communications group in the world, and part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), announced today that it has acquired Archbow Consulting. Established in 2017 by industry veterans Douglas Bock, Kevin Cast, and DeWayne Manning, Archbow helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies design, build, and optimize market access operations, product distribution, and patient access hubs.

H.I.G. Capital Announces Growth Investment in Concord and Upton Hill

H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global alternative investment firm with over $43 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that an affiliate has completed a growth investment in Concord USA, LLC (“Concord” or the “Company”) and Upton Hill Inc (“Upton Hill”). Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Concord provides technology consulting and digital transformation services to leading enterprise customers in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and financial services. In connection with H.I.G.’s investment, Concord has acquired Upton Hill, a Minnesota-based, healthcare focused consulting firm with deep healthcare payor expertise.

Leavitt Partners to Become Part of Health Management Associates

Jay Rosen, founder and president of Health Management Associates (HMA), and Governor Mike Leavitt, founder and Chair of Leavitt Partners, announced Friday the two firms have come together as one entity. Leavitt Partners will continue operating as Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company. “Leavitt Partners is widely respected for its health policy guidance, strategic advisory services, and role as a convener,” Rosen said. “We believe their experience paired with the work we do at all levels of government – especially with states and counties – will further enhance our client services and be a powerful force for positive change.”

Cerner Finalizes Acquisition of Kantar Health

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global healthcare technology company, announced Thursday the acquisition of Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment. Kantar Health’s rich life sciences expertise will be combined with Cerner’s robust collection of real-world data (RWD) and technology and is expected to accelerate innovation in life sciences research and improve patient outcomes worldwide.

Network Partners Announces Acquisition of The FlexPro Group, LLC

Network Partners, a high-growth professional services firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The FlexPro Group, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based project management consulting firm, focused solely on the life sciences industry. FlexPro is headquartered in Greater Philadelphia with primary service offerings of project management in drug product development, commercialization, and supply chain optimization. Founded in 2008, FlexPro’s clients include the top global pharmaceutical giants as well as emerging biotechnology companies.

Precision Value & Health Acquires Global Omnichannel Engagement Leader, Across Health

Precision Value & Health, the industry leader for commercialization services for innovative life science companies, today announced that it has acquired Across Health. Across Health is a leading global omnichannel engagement consultancy focused on providing clients an analytical and evidence-based framework for commercial strategy, execution, and resource optimization. The company’s solutions are based around its proprietary, market-leading Navigator365 product suite, which more than 40 pharmaceutical companies rely on for omnichannel planning and resource allocation.