INSIGHT

Q3-2018 CRO Update

While the previous four quarters had been defined by super mergers and strategic consolidation, the third quarter of 2018 saw a resurgence of private equity investment into the contract research space. Noted healthcare investors, Northlane Capital Partners and Webster Capital, recapitalized Firma Clinical Research and JBL Clinical Research respectively. These transactions follow a steady increase of research dollars flowing to outsourced clinical research contracts, which has refueled interest in the space from financial sponsors. Provident expects to see this interest level continue for the remainder of 2018 as the industry continues to experience significant tailwinds.

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