NEWS7 April 2021

Kantar Health sale finalised

Healthcare M&A News North America

US – Kantar has completed the sale of its health division to US healthcare technology firm Cerner Corporation for $375m in cash.

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The deal, which was first announced in December 2020, will see Kantar Health integrated into Cerner’s strategic growth business, and includes the health division’s research and consulting work and global clients.

Lynette Cooke, head of Kantar Health, will continue to lead the team and join Cerner’s leadership team.

Cooke said: “Kantar Health and Cerner’s strategic growth business have a great deal in common, starting with a vision to advance patient care around the world.

“Culturally, we share the same values when it comes to how we develop our people, our offer and our client base. I’m excited to continue leading the team as we integrate with Cerner.”

Donald Trigg, president of Cerner, said: “Kantar Health is an important next step in building out the capabilities our growing network of provider clients need to fundamentally change the time and cost for clinical trials.”