How to buy a pharma company in Switzerland?

The pharma market in Switzerland

The pharma market in Switzerland is large and has a long tradition. Of course everybody is aware of the names Roche or Novartis, but very many smaller pharma and life sciences companies exist here as well. The total revenue of these pharma companies together is well over 100 Billion Euro. Especially close to the city Basel a lot of pharma and life sciences activity can be found. Buying a position into this field can be useful to be close to new developments in the pharma industry.

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The type of pharma companies for sale in Switzerland

The pharma landscape is very diverse in Switzerland and many different type of pharma companies can be found. Our Swiss M&A team is ready to help you find suited pharma companies to acquire. Here is an overview of the type of firms we come across:

  • Pharma in general
  • Life sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Personalized medicines

Why to buy a pharma company in Switzerland?

There are many reasons why to buy a pharma company in Switzerland. Below you will find some reasons why Switzerland is a very attractive country for pharma acquisitions:

  • High density of life-science and pharma companies
  • The international environment
  • Scientific achievements in health and pharma
  • Support by local authorities for innovation in life sciences
  • Fast and well controlled approval procedures
  • Positive and dynamic culture of dialogue

Overview of the larger pharma and life sciences companies in Switzerland

Pharma and life sciences companies have a large impact on Switzerland. These companies are in a large supply in Switzerland. Here an overview of the pharma companies that have an important influence of on the pharma landscape locally as well as globally:

  • Aerosol-Service AG
  • Beiersdorf
  • Carbogen AMCIS
  • CIS Pharma
  • Genedata
  • Novartis
  • Roche
  • Swiss Pharma Contract
  • Syngenta
  • Tillots Pharma AG

How to buy a company in general

If you want to buy a pharma company it is good to have an understand of the buying process in general. We describe a large number of aspects that are involved in buying a business. This can range from the preparation to the steps involved in the process and the costs to acquire a company. Further information you will find about buying a company is the legal work. With European business sales cross border aspects are of importance. If you want to read more about the general preparation when buying a company please go to buying a business.

Buying a pharma company in Switzerland

We have people with strong skills on how to acquire a pharma company in Switzerland. Our people are close to the pharma industry and can help to acquire companies in Switzerland. We know the pharma landscape and the valuations paid in the industry. Please get in touch with Winfried Weigel if you want to know more about how to acquire a pharma company in Switzerland. To get feedback regarding a business purchase of a pharma company in Switzerland please get in touch with us.