M&A deals can be extremely beneficial for small CROs. Being purchased by a larger entity reduces financial uncertainty while presenting opportunities to scale. Likewise, these acquisitions expose small CROs to additional markets and clients. However, M&A deals can also cause disruption, as teams converge and processes intersect, and these growing pains are often felt by sponsors.
In this paper, we look at the growing M&A trend, highlight some of the challenges that M&A deals present, and discuss how investing in vendor oversight services can ensure quality, timeliness, and peace of mind.