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PharmaDeals®

PharmaDeals Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMS Health, the leading provider of information, services and technology for the global healthcare industry. Whether you require data for benchmarking, competition analysis or simply to find out what new intellectual properties are being licensed, PharmaDeals gives you access to the latest deal making information in the pharmaceutical and biotech field. Intelligently indexed using proprietary taxonomies, the PharmaDeals v4 database is the ultimate benchmarking tool. PharmaDeals also publishes a range of industry-leading reports, as well as PharmaDeals Review, the online business journal with industry insight and analysis.

PRESS RELEASE

Aug. 14, 2012, 10:25 a.m. EDT
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IMS Health today announced the acquisition of PharmaDeals Ltd., a market-leading provider of online information about business transactions, licensing, and mergers & acquisitions activity within the global pharmaceutical industry. PharmaDeals, the U.K.-based subsidiary of PharmaVentures Ltd., maintains a web-based subscription database containing more than 46,000 records of industry transactions and 16 years of historical data.

PharmaDeals becomes part of IMS's syndicated analytics and insights that help healthcare clients with their real-time decision making in the areas of market assessment, forecasting, and lifecycle & portfolio management. This addition complements IMS's sophisticated portfolio of competitive intelligence capabilities, which include company benchmarking, sales force sizing and therapeutic analyses. Clients use this intelligence to analyze the market, the competition and new growth opportunities.

"We are very excited to extend our business analytics and insights to deliver even greater value to clients," said Anne Delaney, general manager, IMS. "To properly assess the value of partnerships and licensing opportunities, clients need to understand the landscape of transactions in the context of real-world evidence. Now we can bring these perspectives together in a unique and innovative way as the industry continues to transform and healthcare stakeholders look for new partnerships and opportunities for growth."

Said PharmaVentures Chief Executive Dr. Fintan Walton, "The PharmaDeals database is the recognized gold standard in terms of its coverage, quality and depth. I am confident that integrating these insights with IMS's robust information and technology assets will open up a new set of possibilities for decision making. The move of PharmaDeals to IMS will enable PharmaVentures to expand its traditional and larger core business of M&A and licensing advisory services."

About PharmaVentures Ltd.
PharmaVentures Ltd. ( www.pharmadeals.net ) is a leading life sciences transaction advisory firm with strong capabilities in finding and evaluating opportunities and negotiating deals. Over recent years, its core advisory business has expanded from licensing and valuation services to the M&A and divestment of R&D and manufacturing businesses for major pharmaceutical companies world-wide. The firm has an established track record in generating outstanding value for its clients and has assisted in over 600 transaction-related assignments, including mandates over the past 20 years.

About IMS Health
IMS Health is a leading provider of information, services and technology for the healthcare industry around the world. The company draws on its global technology infrastructure and unique combination of in-depth, sophisticated analytics, on-shore and off-shore commercial services, and software platforms to help clients better understand the performance and dynamics of healthcare systems. With a presence in 100+ countries and more than 55 years of industry experience, IMS serves leading decision makers in healthcare, including pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community. Additional information is available at www.imshealth.com .
SOURCE: IMS Health
IMS Health Gary Gatyas, +1-610-244-2600
ggatyas@us.imshealth.com

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