Quadrant pulls off a whopper of a deal and acquires Elsevier’s IMNG group for an undisclosed sum making the newly combined company, which will go under the name Frontline Medical Communications, the largest medical publisher by ad volume in the US. Kudos to Steve Stoneburn on executing and orchestrating a true David buys Goliath deal [...]
Blog Category: Deals & Mergers
Consolidation even within the conglomerates pushes Publicis’ Razorfish Health together with Healthware to form Razorfish | Healthware. This is great for pharma clients, as Healthware appears to give Razorfish a much greater International presence and local offices and expertise in several countries around the globe.
The healthcare publisher deal space continues to heat up with Remedy Health Media acquiring HealthCentral. Cunnion in Schroeder out. Remedy Health Media Acquires HealthCentral – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD.
Maybe it’s Lipitor’s pending loss of patent protection and the drought in pharmaceutical pipelines, or more likely perhaps is the announcement of significant minority shareholder positions by both Carl Icahn and George Soros in recent weeks and the interesting phone calls with management that likely took place since)… Or perhaps is competition from Everyday Health, [...]
Abbott announced that it will separate into two publicly traded companies, one its $18-billion pharma unit and the other its $22-billion diversified medical products business. The research-based pharmaceutical company, which has yet to be named, will be led by 30-year Abbott veteran Richard Gonzalez, currently EVP for global pharmaceuticals. It will focus on “select specialty [...]
P&G ties up a sponsorship with BlogHer network featuring 10 P&G brands. Not every advertisers is fearful of UGC and community… some are embracing it’s power. MediaPost Publications P&G Ties Up One-Year Deal With BlogHer 08/08/2011. Here are some tips for Pharma on using social media (if you dare)
Publicis, having already rolled up early entrant digital agency brands such as Digitas and Razorfish, now continues on the buying spree and acquires Rosetta, one of the largest digital strategy agencies that had, up until now, remained independent. The all cash acquisition was for $575MM, represents a purchase price of 2.3X revenue and includes additional [...]
According to Mashable, Google’s launch of real-time search for the entire world is imminent. Already available in via clicking on any “Hot Topic” under Google Trends, soon to be rolled out in full. To feed the real-time search results, Google has done deals with not only Twitter but also Facebook and MySpace to incorporate real-time [...]
The long-standing rumor was confirmed today with an announcement of a merger between Revolution Health and Waterfront Media. What Waterfront is buying here can only be defined as traffic. In the years since Steve Case first announces his goal of “revolutionizing” healthcare, the company has struggled to define a business model. With dozens of investments [...]
Well the Washington Post has reported that Waterfront Media and Revolution Health are in discussions about a possible merger. What this potential consolidation mean for the online health care space is to be determined, but Revolution Health – while creating much fanfare, and some decent traffic, has struggled in my opinion to produce a solid [...]