Sanofi US Company History Timeline

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1973

In 1973 French cosmetics firm L’Oréal purchased a majority ownership in Synthélabo and continued to develop the company’s global market for prescription drugs.

Found in the year 1973 as a spin-off of Elf Aquitaine the popular oil company of France, Sanofi had a late start.The name got into the big league of pharmaceutical companies of France within a span of ten years.

1980

In 1980, the Clin Midy group was acquired by Sanofi.

1990

The two companies eventually merged to form Rhône-Poulenc Rorer in 1990.

1994

The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Paris, France.“

1999

The two young groups Sanofi and Synthélabo merged in May 1999 to create a major new pharmaceutical player.

In December 1999, Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst Marion Roussel formalized their merger with the creation of the Franco-German group Aventis, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

International competition and consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry, however, led to the merger that created Sanofi-Synthélabo SA in 1999.

Aventis Aventis, former French pharmaceutical company founded in 1999 through the merger of the German firm Hoechst and the French company Rhône-Poulenc.

2004

In August 2004, Sanofi-Synthelabo acquired Aventis.

Sanofi-Aventis, French pharmaceutical company founded in 2004 through the merger of Sanofi-Synthélabo SA and a much larger French firm, Aventis.

In 2004 a proposed bid for Aventis by Swiss firm Novartis AG prompted Sanofi-Synthélabo to acquire its larger domestic rival.

The landmark merger between Sanofi and Aventis took place in the year 2004 with the government of France playing a major part in finalising the deal.

2011

On May 6, 2011, sanofi-aventis simplified its name to Sanofi.”

Following lengthy negotiations, Sanofi-Aventis announced in 2011 that it was purchasing the United States biotechnology company Genzyme for about $20 billion.

Founded
1950
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Headquarters
Bridgewater, NJ
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