Cerner finalizes acquisition of Kantar Health

April 2, 2021

Cerner Corporation announced the acquisition of Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment.

Donald Trigg, president, 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.”

The Kantar Health teams’ research and consulting solutions, complemented by Cerner’s RWD, position Cerner to help life sciences companies and research organizations with all aspects of the therapeutic lifecycle. The growing Cerner Learning Health Network client consortium, which today represents 92 million patients and 776 million clinical encounters, will be able to engage more with life sciences companies for funded research studies.

As a result of the transaction closing, the Kantar Health team located around the world is joining Cerner and will be integrated within its Strategic Growth business. This includes Kantar Health’s research and consulting solutions and global clients. Lynnette Cooke, head of Kantar Health, will continue to lead the team and join the Cerner leadership. 

Cerner has the release.