Alira Health Acquires Artisan Healthcare Consulting, Expands North American Practice

Global health care advisory, clinical research, and technology company Alira Health recently announced the acquisition of U.S.-based Artisan Healthcare Consulting, a firm that provides strategic insights to 12 of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the U.S.

Artisan Healthcare Consulting was founded in 2009 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, employing more than two dozen experts in business development, emerging biopharma, supply chain strategy, and primary market research. Alira Health is an international firm that boasts a team of more than 600 scientists, strategists, economists, clinicians, and biostatisticians, focused on a mission to humanize healthcare.

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The acquisition expands on Alira’s North American Market Access and Management Consulting advisory practice, offering clients of both firms access to their newly-combined offerings. Alira clients can expect to benefit from Artisan’s expertise in new product differentiation, brand strategy and analytics, product lifecycle management, and go-to-launch strategies. Artisan’s clients can draw on Alira’s real-world evidence and patient-centric technology offerings, including patient support programs, digital therapeutics, and decentralized clinical trials, along with its expertise in clinical operations.

“Artisan Healthcare Consulting is recognized for delivering the highest level of strategic and quantitative analysis to help healthcare leaders act decisively across their business,” said Jean-Francois Ricci, Chief Access Officer at Alira Health. “Artisan Healthcare Consulting’s leadership has decades of experience serving as a long-term partner to healthcare executives. We welcome them to the Alira Health team.”

The purchase of Artisan is one of a string of strategic global acquisitions made by Alira in 2022, with the firm beginning the new year with the acquisition of Self Care Catalysts, a Toronto-based digital health company. It went on to strengthen its Central European presence with the purchase of Contract Research Organization Sourcia, and took a longer view by acquiring RedCrow, an alternative investment platform that provides individual investors with easy access to vetted healthcare start-ups. The firm’s purchases have strengthened its position in a number of markets and regions, and future buys are expected before the year is out.

Artisan’s partners, Bob Delise, Brad Ship, and Greg Wolfe, will join Alira’s global consulting leadership team as they continue their ongoing engagements with long-term clients.