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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire CorEvitas

  • Advances World-Class Clinical Research Capabilities with Leading Regulatory-Grade Registries Platform
  • Expected to Be Immediately Accretive to Adjusted Earnings Per Share

6 July 2023 -- Massachusetts, US -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, the world leader in serving science, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CorEvitas, a leading provider of regulatory-grade, real-world evidence for approved medical treatments and therapies, from Audax Private Equity for $912.5m in cash.

Real-world evidence is the collection and use of patient health outcomes data gathered through routine clinical care. This is a high growth market segment as pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers, as well as regulating bodies, are increasingly looking to monitor and evaluate the safety of approved therapies and examine their effectiveness and value in the post-approval setting.

CorEvitas, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, with operations focused in the US, provides regulatory-grade, real-world evidence solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with objective data and clinical insights to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. CorEvitas manages 12 registries, including nine autoimmune and inflammatory syndicated registries. Its multi-therapeutic data intelligence platform builds and scales multiple clinical registries across specific therapeutic areas to gather structured patient clinical data spanning more than 400 investigator sites and over 100,000 patients followed longitudinally.

CorEvitas has been a partner to pharma and biotech customers for more than 20 years. With approximately 300 employees, operational momentum and strong leadership, CorEvitas is well positioned to grow its revenue organically in the low double digits, with expected revenue of $110m in 2023.

“The addition of CorEvitas will further advance our capabilities to better serve our pharma and biotech customers and strengthen our value proposition. CorEvitas is an excellent strategic fit for Thermo Fisher and highly complementary to PPD, our leading clinical research business,” said Marc N Casper, chairman, president and CEO of Thermo Fisher. “There is strong market demand for real-world evidence which improves decision making and reduces the time and cost associated with drug development. As the trusted partner, we continue to further differentiate our capabilities to help our customers accelerate innovation and drive productivity. We look forward to welcoming CorEvitas to Thermo Fisher.”

Raymond H Hill, chairman and CEO of CorEvitas, said, “This is an exciting next step for CorEvitas. Thermo Fisher shares our science-led and mission-driven culture and commitment to driving innovation and improving patient outcomes. I am confident that becoming part of a global leader with deep life science expertise, commercial reach, international presence and proven operational excellence will provide significant opportunities for both our customers and our colleagues. I look forward to working with the entire Thermo Fisher team as we enter this next phase of growth.”

The transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Upon completion, CorEvitas will become part of Thermo Fisher's Laboratory Products and Biopharma Services segment.

The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted earnings per share by $0.03 in 2024.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue over $40bn. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivalled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit

About CorEvitas
CorEvitas is a science-led, real-world data intelligence company. Using syndicated registry data and analytic services to understand the post approval comparative effectiveness and safety of approved therapies, CorEvitas provides biopharmaceutical companies with objective data and clinical insights to demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers and regulators, including support of post-marketing safety requirements accepted by both FDA and EMA. The company operates 12 major autoimmune, inflammatory and pregnancy registries across the US, Canada and Japan, collecting data from over 400 participating investigator sites in both academic as well as community-based settings of care, including collection of biosamples linked to the deep clinical data. CorEvitas is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit