Thursday December 5, 2019

Deal king: How Séamus Mulligan sold his pharma firm for $635m in five years

The lessons of Elan continue to yield rich rewards for the Irish pharma sector

2nd September, 2018
Séamus Mulligan and his colleagues have just sold Narcan for $635 million

In his autobiography, the leading Irish American entrepreneur Don Panoz names Séamus Mulligan as one of the key people who helped him turn a small firm in Athlone into a pharmaceutical powerhouse that was listed in Dublin, London and New York.

When Mulligan joined Élan, he was a qualified pharmacist who had decided not to join his family business, the Mulligan Pharmacy chain in Waterford and the south-east.

He had got to...

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