Huntsworth, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, has announced an agreement to acquire Nucleus Global from its founder, Stephen Cameron.
The combination will create a global leader in the fast growing medical communications space and further establish Huntsworth as a leading Pharma Commercialization platform, offering a suite of medical affairs, market access, and marketing services to large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies across the life cycle of drugs.
With a 30-year history of organic growth, Nucleus has become one of the largest privately owned medical communications groups with 14 offices around the world and more than 800 experts serving the biggest healthcare and medical assets in the world. Nucleus Founder and Chair, Stephen Cameron will join the main Board of Huntsworth and continue to lead Nucleus.
“This is a transformational milestone for two highly complementary businesses,” said Eric Rouzier, CD&R Partner. “We believe the combined businesses will offer a highly differentiated and complementary suite of high science solutions to support its clients in the pharmaceutical industry in developing and commercializing drugs globally. We are delighted that Stephen will remain with the business through the next phase of its growth.”
CD&R, which acquired Huntsworth in May, has a long track record investing in healthcare businesses globally. Huntsworth Chairman Liam FitzGerald, Operating Advisor to CD&R funds and former CEO of UDG Healthcare, will continue in the Chairman role for the new combined business upon close of the transaction, expected in December 2020.
Nucleus Global is a medical communications group, which provides communications strategy, publications planning, expert and patient engagement, scientific events management, medical education, internal communications, training and clinical support for pharmacy and biotech companies. Nucleus has its headquarters in London and operates dedicated, conflict-free teams across 14 offices and 800 employees in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.nucleus-global.com/.
Huntsworth is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group’s principal area of focus is Health, which provides medical affairs and marketing services to large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. It also has a smaller Communications group, which provides a wide range of communications and advisory services including strategic communications, public affairs, investor relations and consumer marketing. Huntsworth is headquartered in London and operates 46 offices around 20 countries with approximately 2,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.huntsworth.com/.
About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on enhancing the value of portfolio businesses by supporting long-term growth, productivity, capital efficiency, and related strategic measures. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $30 billion in 95 companies with an aggregate transaction value of more than $150 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.cdr-inc.com.