French technology giant Dassault Systèmes has agreed to acquire Medidata, a life sciences digital transformation company in an all-cash deal for $92.25 per share valued at $5.8 billion. With the acquisition of Medidata and its clinical and commercial solutions, Dassault Systèmes plans to increase market penetration into the Life Sciences industry with an integrated business experience platform for an end-to-end approach to research and discovery, development, clinical testing, manufacturing and commercialization of new therapies and health technologies.
Founded in 1999, Medidata’s clinical expertise and cloud-based solutions power the development and commercialization of smarter therapies for 1,300 customers worldwide, including pharmaceutical companies and biotechs, contract research organizations (CROs), and medical centers and sites. Its solutions enable efficiency and improve quality throughout clinical development programs by enhancing decision-making, accelerating processes execution and oversight, minimizing operational risk, reducing costs and adapting trial strategies.
Thirteen of the top 15 drugs sold in 2018 were powered by Medidata’s technology. Eighteen of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies and nine of the top 10 CROs are all Medidata customers. Medidata reported $636 million in revenue in FY18.
Dassault Systèmes collaborates with the world’s top 20 biopharma companies, hundreds of biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, research institutes, and governmental regulatory agencies to develop and bring to market innovative health products and technologies, using the power of virtual universes to transform the patient experience.
Our mission to get the right treatment, to the right patient, at the right time has fueled our 20-year journey of innovation and commitment to the life sciences industry,” said Tarek Sherif, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Medidata. “We share common vision, values and passion with Dassault Systèmes, and our combined talents will empower the life sciences industry with an end-to-end business platform.”