Managed Markets Insight & Technology LLC, a market access data provider, has combined with London-based Evaluate, a provider of commercial intelligence and predictive analytics to the pharmaceutical industry. This newly merged organization will supply data services offering both analytical and predictive data insights across the entire drug life cycle.

“MMIT and Evaluate share a mission of helping patients get access to lifesaving therapies,” said Mike Gallup, CEO of MMIT. “As customers’ decision-making processes become increasingly more centralized, we couldn’t be more thrilled to come together and offer a comprehensive solution for bringing new drugs to market and to patients.”

“It’s an exciting time for our new combined organization,” said Evaluate CEO Deborah Kobewka. “Evaluate and MMIT have a shared vision to enhance patient outcomes by helping them access innovative treatments faster. Together, we are better placed to help our customers identify and evaluate strategic, valuable R&D investments and smooth access to therapies for those who need it the most—the patients.”

Kobewka will continue in her role as Evaluate’s CEO, while MMIT’s CEO, Gallup, will be CEO of the combined entity. Upon completion of the merger, MMIT’s equity partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), and Evaluate’s equity partner, Hg, will share joint control of the combined business.

“There are enormous growth opportunities ahead for this combined business with over 1,300 global customers, highly complementary solutions and differentiated offerings in the market,” said Ed Sobol, general partner at WCAS. “We are delighted to continue partnering with the management team at MMIT while welcoming the team from Evaluate and our new partner, Hg.”

“This combination brings together two high-quality businesses and teams to form a new global player in commercial pharma intelligence, delivering better outcomes to the entire healthcare ecosystem and helping patients access treatments more efficiently,” said David Issott, partner at Hg. “We’re proud of what we’ve achieved alongside the Evaluate team to date and are excited to partner with WCAS and MMIT in supporting the accelerated growth of this new combined business.”

Sidley Austin LLP is representing affiliates of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Managed Market Insights & Technology.