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Merck & Co: M&A activity 2005-2013

Posted on 22 April 2013

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Merck & Co has announced 11 M&A deals since 2005, with the lead deals being the acquisition of SmartCells, Inpire Pharmaceuticals and in 2009 Schering-Plough.

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Merck & Co is involved in low levels of M&A activity when compared with its peers in the list of top pharmaceutical companies. Instead, the company appears to focus on internal, organic growth combined with extensive partnering or licensing. There have been occasional exceptions when Merck & Co has sought grow through strategic acquisition, for example when acquiring Schering-Plough in 2009 in a megadeal valued at $41 billion.

The following figure shows the level of Merck & Co M&A deal announcements since 2005.

Figure 1: Merck & Co M&A deals 2005-2012

Merck M and A per year

Source: Current Agreements, 2013

Merck & Co has signed 11 M&A deals since 2005. Companies acquired include:

  • Abmaxis
  • Avecia Biologics
  • GlycoFi
  • Novacardia
  • SmartCells
  • Schering-Plough
  • Sirna Therapeutics

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Bayer has been attracted to acquisition transactions whereby the company expands through the acquisition and assimilation of strategic target assets to realize business growth. This is evidenced by the acquisitions of Schiff Nutrition to access the nutrionals market, and AgraQuest to grow its crop science business..

The following figure provides a summary of the top M&A deals by headline value.

Figure 2: Top Merck & Co M&A deals by headline value 2005-2013

Merck M and A  top deals

Source: Current Agreements, 2013

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