TriNet, a leading global health research network optimizing clinical research to bring new therapies to market faster, announced global investment firm The Carlyle Group made a strategic growth investment and will acquire a majority stake in the company.

Takeda Pharmaceutical will divest Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company Limited (TCHC) to The Blackstone Group for $2.3 billion as the company continues to divest non-core business units in order to pare down debt accumulated from its $62 billion acquisition of Shire Plc.

Investment firm Blackstone Life Sciences and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced a broad strategic collaboration worth up to $2 billion.

Germany’s Bayer signed a deal to sell the company’s Dr. Scholl’s footcare brand to U.S. private investment firm Yellow Wood Partners for $585 million.

W2O announced a partnership with New Mountain Capital to accelerate continued growth and scale of the company to meet the evolving needs of its clients to most effectively and efficiently communicate with and influence their key stakeholders in an increasingly digital and mobile world.