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Pharmaceutical Services EBITDA Multiples: Syneos Health Acquired by PE Firms (~9.7x EBITDA)

Syneos Health, Inc. , an integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of private investment firm affiliates composed of Elliott Investment Management, Patient Square Capital, and Veritas Capital for $43.00 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion, including outstanding debt. The purchase price represents a 24% premium to Syneos Health’s unaffected closing stock price on February 13, 2023, the last trading day prior to media speculation regarding the deal. Syneos provides clinical research and commercialization services to the pharmaceutical industry, with a specialty in late-stage clinical trials.

Pharmaceutical Services EBITDA Multiples

According to the fairness opinion prepared in connection with the transaction, Syneos was projected to generate EBITDA of $731 million off of $5.154 billion revenue, implying multiples of 1.4x revenue and 9.7x EBITDA. The deal came after a 12.4% reduction in backlog of contracts for providing clinical research to drug developers led to a 52% stock price plunge in 2022.

Syneos Health Acquired by PE Firms
Pharmaceutical Services EBITDA Multiples

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