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Life Sciences

Supporting growth at every stage.

Breathing life into new markets

More and more, life sciences organizations are exploring the benefits of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Whether they’re looking to grow their portfolio of existing products or expand operations to new markets overseas, BDO can help your organization successfully navigate these complex and multi-faceted transactions and bring you peace of mind with your financial reporting.

From understanding the complexities of research and development tax credits and Health Canada and FDA regulations to licensing agreements and due diligence, we guide pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers at every stage of development. We also advise clients on how best to access capital, identify value-add opportunities, and structure tax-efficient operations.

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Featured insights and offerings for the life sciences industry

Resources to support your business

Scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED)

When you are trying to develop or improve your business's products or processes, the Canadian scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) federal tax program could be beneficial. Did you know SR&ED activities go beyond those occurring in the lab?

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Business stages for the life sciences industry

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Seamlessly transition your enterprise through three critical stages: succession planning, valuation optimization, and a strategic transaction.

Exit, transition & sell

Guidance and advice that service the life sciences industry

BDO's CFO & Controllership Services help organizations of all sizes find the right senior-level financial support at the right time. Whether you need to fill a short-term talent gap, or you need ongoing strategic support for financial planning and analysis, our professionals provide a consistent, collaborative approach, ensuring that services match the unique needs of each client.

A complex transaction invites increased scrutiny to a business's financial reporting. Whether preparing for an IPO, satisfying an investor, or communicating with a private buyer, stakeholders and regulatory bodies expect more from your financial reporting. Our Accounting Advisory team helps you protect the company with both pre and post-transaction support.

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business world, inorganic growth is an important tool in any company's success. We can help turn your growth goals into strategic pathways. With access to global networks and extensive expertise across industries, our M&A team supports mid-market businesses with acquisition strategy development and execution, sale preparation, divestitures, vendor due diligence, and more.

In a global economic climate, competing effectively means understanding cross-border issues and taking steps to minimize tax burdens. BDO's International Tax professionals gain an in-depth knowledge of their clients' needs and help them optimize foreign operations while complying with relevant jurisdictions.

BDO's SR&ED and Government Incentives team uses a comprehensive approach to helping clients access funding through critical stages, from early development to global scaling. We work with clients to develop a funding road map to match the appropriate funding to their evolution and to integrate it with their overall capitalization.

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