Belgium is a world leader in the pharmaceuticals industry. The latter is a key sector in terms of jobs: it employs almost 30,000 workers in Belgium and this figure is growing year on year. Pharmaceuticals account for over 10% of Belgium's total exports. Accordingly, both the pharmaceuticals industry and the Belgian government are investing heavily in developing this sector even further and major drives are under way to promote innovation and R&D. Every year, the pharmaceuticals industry ploughs over €1.5 billion into R&D. This represents 40% of all private investment in R&D in Belgium, double the European average.
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There are over 140 biotechnology companies operating in Belgium (7% of all such companies in Europe). Belgian biotechnology companies accounted for 16% of Europe’s turnover and almost 10% of R&D expenditure. The development of the biotechnology sector in Belgium has created several biotechnology clusters comprising universities, companies and organisations active in the biotechnology industry.
The pharma landscape is very diverse in Belgium as the country has a rich tradition in this industry. As such, many different types of pharma or healthcare companies can be found. Our M&A advisors in Belgium know the pharma and broader lifescience markets in and out. There is still a lot of interesting pharma companies to sell in Belgium. Our Belgian pharma M&A team is ready to help you find suited pharma companies to sell. Here is an overview of the activities of the firms we come across:
There are many reasons why to buy a pharma company in Belgium. Below you will find some reasons why Belgium is a very attractive country for pharma acquisitions:
Here an overview of some of the pharma companies that are active in Belgium. Not all these companies are originally domestically founded:
If you want to buy a pharma company it is good to have an deep understanding of the buying process. We want to help you in the process of buying a business. This starts with the preparation to buy a company. You can find more information about buying a company in other sections of our website. With European business purchases cross border aspects are of importance. Please learn more about buying a company by reading buying a business.
Feel free to get in touch for information about buying a pharma business in Belgium. Our M&A advisors know the pharma industry in Belgium and speak your language. The advisors of CFIE help you to purchase a pharma company in Belgium. Our M&A advisors are ready to assist with buying a pharma business. We can bring you suited pharma companies open for a business sale. Please get in touch with CFIE to learn more about buying a pharma company in Belgium.