How to buy a pharma company in Europe?



The pharma market in Europe

Buy a business in Pharma The pharma market in Europe has a high share in the European GDP. The European pharma industry contributes a lot to the European overall economy. The European pharmaceutical industry is a high tech industry. The European pharma sector has a high added-value per person employed. The added value is significantly higher than the average value for high-tech or manufacturing industries. The pharmaceutical industry in Europe is an industry a with a high ratio of R&D. The pharmaceutical and biotech industry enables almost 20% of total business R&D expenditure in Europe. The research done in the different fields of the pharmaceutical industry is high. It is one of Europe’s major high-technology industrial employers. The spill over employment effects of the pharma industry are large. Studies in some European countries show that the research-based pharmaceutical industry generates three to four times more employment indirectly than directly. All together the European pharma industry is of a large size and provides a lot of opportunities to buy pharma companies.

Trends in the European pharma markets

The pharma landscape in Europe is changing. The European pharma market is of high interest to international buyers. There are various trends in the European pharma industry. Here is an overview of some of the trends we see in the European pharma market:
  • Empowered patients
  • Increase in preventive and personalized medicine
  • Utilize and leverage new tools like e-marketing and social media
  • Investment in lifestyle drugs and OTC businesses
  • Further alliances with drug and pharma stores

Why to buy a pharma company in Europe?

There are many reasons why to buy a pharma company in Europe. The European pharma market is large and it is an interesting market to be part of given its stable demand and its aging population. There is a lot of innovation in the European pharma industry. By buying a pharma company in Europe one can get access to this innovation. The education system and the quality of the average pharma employee is high. Buying an European pharma company can act as an entrance to new markets in Europe. Many pharma clusters exist all across Europe where knowledge is shared and R&D performed. The demand for high quality pharma products by European consumers continues to exist. All this makes Europe a very attractive region for pharma acquisitions. Please get in touch with us if you want to buy a pharma company in Europe.

List of large pharma companies in Europe

There is a lot of large pharma companies that have their origin in Europe. These pharma companies have grown to global conglomerates, but still have a strong influence on the European pharma landscape. They can be the buyer for your pharma company. Some of the larger pharma companies in Europe are:
  • Hoffmann-La Roche
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Novartis
  • Sanofi
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Novo Nordisk

How to buy a company in general?

If you want to buy a pharma company it is important to have experience with the process of acquisitions. Being aware of the buying process in general is a good way to start a pharma acquisition. You can find a description of the standard process of buying a company on our website. In practice acquisitions are never the same, so it is good to discuss the specific situation of your company with our pharma M&A team. If you want to read more about buying a company in general please go to the page buy a business.

Pharma companies wanted in Europe

If you are the owner of an European pharma company and you want to sell your pharma company we are able to help you. In the section pharma companies wanted you will find an overview of some of the pharma buyers we know for Europe. An overview of the pharma buyers we know can be found in the list pharma companies wanted. If you are a buyer of pharma companies we can make a profile of your acquisition criteria free of charge. We describe the requirements of the pharma companies you are interested in and post that here. Once we have a suited pharma company for you we will be back in touch with you.

List pharma companies for sale

If you want to buy a pharma company in Europe we might have the right pharma company for you already. We have some pharma companies for sale currently. These pharma companies can be of interest for you to buy. If you are interested in buying a pharma company please go to the section pharma companies for sale. Here you will find the pharma companies we currently have for sale.

Buying a pharma company in Europe

We have people with large experience and strong skills on how to buy a pharma company in Europe. Our people have a pharma background and have worked in pharma for many years. Once you have read about how to buy a business in general we start with the process of buying a pharma company in Europe. Our understanding of the local pharma markets in Europe is large. Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about how to buy a pharma company in Europe.