Acquisitions in the Life Sciences Industry and the Impact on Supply Chain Management

eft have consolidated the most significant M&A deals to have taken place in the life sciences industry in 2014, providing a visual snapshot of where the industry currently stands and what the impact on supply chain of M&A activity could be

You may have seen that there’s been a resurgence in M&A activity in the medical devices and pharmaceutical area recently, with a number of large companies making bold acquisition moves in the past few months.

Whilst some have been unsuccessful, 2014 has still witnessed a great deal of mergers and acquisitions in the industry. eft have consolidated this information in a visually simple infographic which you can access for free immediately below.

Click here to see the infographic

Sarah Reynolds, Life Sciences Research Lead at eft commented, “How these mergers and acquisitions will affect supply chain operations is not yet certain. Some executives I’ve spoken to think that it will lead to reduced SCM costs and to a quicker adoption of best practices. Others think that it will lead to supply chain inefficiency and delayed decision making.”

The infographic, as well as displaying the deals that have taken place in 2014, also shows what the supply chain executives working in the life sciences SCM industry think on the matter. Their thoughts and the overall impact (positive or negative) on SCM are also included on the infographic.

This infographic was compiled as part of eft’s on-going research into the life sciences industry. The themes picked up in this research will be discussed at the 5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit, taking place in Amsterdam this December 4-5. The event brings together over 100 senior executives from the life sciences industry for two days of crucial industry debate and key insight from world class speakers, set in a uniquely interactive format.

For more information on the Life Sciences Summit visit or contact the event director Sarah Reynolds at or +44 207 375 7243.

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