Spotlight on Pharma Services

The Healthcare Insider is a periodic newsletter addressing capital markets and mergers & acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends within the healthcare and life sciences industry.

In this edition, we spotlight the pharma services industry, a sector undergoing continued consolidation as providers leverage acquisitions to increase scale and broaden scope to meet growing demand from drug companies looking to outsource a greater percentage of their capabilities. We feature an interview with Water Street Healthcare Partners, which shares the firm’s insights on platform investment AAIPharma Services and its recent acquisition of Celsis Analytical Services; the company’s growth plans; and opportunities and challenges facing the industry.