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Report: CRO market to top $30 billion by 2018

Monday, November 11, 2013 03:06 PM

A new report by healthcare sector corporate finance and strategy specialist Results Healthcare says the CRO sector is seeing a recovery, driven by improved optimism across the biopharma industry, the sector’s largest customer group, where many key CRO customers are now at the tail end of multi-year patent cliffs and are stepping up investments into their pipelines, particularly products in late-stage development.

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PRA, RPS merger completed

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:23 PM

CRO PRA International has completed its merger with ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS) and the closing of the acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.  

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RPS, PRA to merge under KKR ownership

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 01:51 PM

Global investment firm KKR has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS), a global CRO, from Warburg Pincus.

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ReSearch Pharmaceutical, Asklep create joint venture in Japan

Friday, March 29, 2013 03:03 PM

ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS), a global CRO, and Asklep, a Japanese CRO, have created a joint venture company (JVC) to deliver leading-edge R&D outsourcing solutions in Japan to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. 

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RPS appoints Stephen Kasay as CIO

Thursday, August 30, 2012 03:02 PM

ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS), a Fort Washington, Penn.-based next generation global CRO that provides comprehensive phase I-IV clinical development solutions, has appointed Stephen Kasay as chief information officer.

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Survey: Top CROs doubled workforce over past decade

Monday, October 24, 2011 08:02 AM

Over the last 10 years, the top nine global CROs have more than doubled their workforce, which now exceeds 72,000 employees, and their revenues have increased at a compound annualized rate of 11% as they increasingly play a larger and more integral role in the drug development infrastructure, according to a new Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) member survey.

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Carlyle Partners, Hellman & Friedman to acquire PPD for $3.9 billion, take the CRO private

Monday, October 10, 2011 08:02 AM

It’s official: Large equity investors Carlyle Partners and Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners are buying publicly traded PPD, taking the CRO private.

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PRA on the block, too?

Monday, August 8, 2011 08:02 AM

There was much hoopla made about PPD possibly being for sale after the Wall Street Journal published a story saying as much in mid-July. But what about its smaller competitor, PRA International?

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RPS to Raise $100 Million in IPO

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 08:15 AM

ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS) plans an initial public offering in the U.S. on the Nasdaq exchange. The Fort Washington, Pa.-based contract research organization (CRO ) seeks to raise $100 million from the IPO.

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RPS on Global Acquisition Spree

Monday, April 13, 2009 08:00 AM

ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services’ (RPS) plan to acquire a small contract research organization (CRO) in China will expand the company’s capabilities in Asia, but the deal is also part of a larger plan to expand RPS throughout the world by multiple acquisitions.

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