Cases & Deals

Labcorp to spin off Clinical Development business

Clients Labcorp (Laboratory Corporation of America)

Jones Day is advising Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, in its consideration of whether to pursue a spin-off of its Clinical Development business to its shareholders through a tax-free transaction. The planned spin-off will result in two independent, publicly traded companies, each poised for strong, sustainable growth:

• Labcorp: A leading global laboratory business comprising the Company’s routine and esoteric labs, central labs and early development research labs, all of which are leaders with deep scientific expertise, vast health data and insights, and an extensive, advanced global laboratory network.
• The Clinical Development Business: A leading, global Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing Phase I-IV clinical trial management, market access and technology solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations.

Labcorp is targeting completion of the planned spin-off in the second half of 2023.