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Major players across the healthcare industry – pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device and equipment manufacturers, health insurance companies, hospitals and other providers – turn to Simpson Thacher for deep experience navigating the complexities of the industry. From structuring multibillion dollar mergers and obtaining antitrust approval to advising on disputes and investigations, our healthcare group combines industry-specific experience with unrivaled excellence in the legal disciplines that most affect healthcare companies.  
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Over 500 corporate representations in healthcare
(Thomson Reuters)
$850bn
Aggregate value of over $850 billion on healthcare deals
(Thomson Reuters)
“Simpson Thacher couples ‘an impressive level of experience, industry knowledge and business acumen’ with a ‘deep bench.’”
--The Legal 500 2016
Pharma and Biotech
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance’s announced acquisition of 2,186 Rite Aid stores for $5.175 billion
  • Merck in a high-profile litigation and patent office dispute involving its immunotherapy products, including “the President's Drug” KEYTRUDA, against Genentech over the “Cabilly” patents
  • Secured a final award of more than US$500 million on a fraud claim brought in a ICC arbitration for Daiichi Sankyo
  • Capsugel's announced $5.5 billion sale to Lonza
  • ZS Pharma’s $2.7 billion sale to AstraZeneca
  • Defense of Pfizer in multiple securities litigations
  • Samsung BioLogics' US$1.97 billion IPO, the largest ever in the biopharmaceutical industry in Asia
  • The CFO of a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ investigation of suspected violations of the FCPA
  • Merck and Pfizer in false advertising matters
  • biotech company in an expedited “baseball-style” arbitration against a major Japanese pharmaceutical company 
  • Pfizer and Pharmacia fiduciaries in multiple ERISA stock drop cases
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  • Debt offerings for Boston Scientific
  • Avantor in its announced acquisition of VWR Corporation, a provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, for approximately $6.4 billion
  • medical device company in connection with allegations raised relating to FDA and FCPA compliance issues
  • Japan’s Panasonic Healthcare’s carve-out acquisition of Bayer AG’s Diabetes Care business division for $1.15 billion
  • Teleflex’s multiple acquisitions and debt offerings
  • Acelity’s announced sale of its LifeCell business unit to Allergan
  • Apax Partners’ joint venture with Becton Dickinson for Respiratory Solutions Business
  • Lake Region Medical’s sale to Greatbatch for $1.73 billion
  • Equity offering for Integra LifeSciences
  • Acquisition financing for Thermo Fisher in its acquisition of Patheon
  • Warburg Pincus in a $76.5 million series C equity funding for Outset Medical
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Payors and Providers
  • HCA’s IPO (the largest U.S. IPO of 2011) and multiple debt and equity offerings
  • Hellman & Friedman’s acquisition of MultiPlan
  • American Renal Holdings’ IPO
  • An insurance carrier concerning a computer data access incident that resulted in investigations by various state and federal government and regulatory entities, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the DOJ
  • Debt offerings for Humana
  • Adeptus Health’s, a Sterling Partners portfolio company, IPO and multiple equity follow-on offerings
  • A provider of medical diagnostic services in Brazil Centro de Imagem Diagnósticos S.A. – Alliar’s IPO
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Healthcare Services and IT
  • Weight Watchers in securing a dismissal for a securities class action alleging false and misleading statements regarding its financial performance
  • Patient experience company Press Ganey’s IPO and multiple acquisitions as well as EQT Partners in its announced acquisition of the company
  • Contract research organization Quintiles’ announced merger with IMS Health (representing the independent directors) and Quintiles’ IPO (as special IPO counsel)
  • Blackstone’s $1.5 billion sale of life science and medical real estate assets of Wexford Science & Technology and $1.125 billion acquisition of a portfolio of senior living properties of HCP, Inc.
  • Pamplona Capital Management’s acquisition of MedAssets for $2.7 billion
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