Icon doubles in size through $12bn takeover of rival firm

The Dublin-based clinical trials firm plans to add thousands to its workforce after acquiring US rival PRA Health

28th February, 2021
Icon doubles in size through $12bn takeover of rival firm
Dr Steve Cutler, chief executive of Icon

Icon, the Dublin-based clinical trials company, has said it will add thousands of new jobs in the next year as it doubles in size with the takeover of a rival business.

In a rare interview with Irish media, Dr Steve Cutler, the Icon chief executive, said that while there would be $150 million in cost savings from the $12 billion takeover of PRA Health, the combined business would continue to grow job numbers.

“We’ll be about 34,000...

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