8. Ceva Santé Animale – Top 10 animal health companies

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Ceva logoCeva Santé Animale
2015 Revenue: $937 million (€857 million)
HQ: Libourne, France

Marc Prikazsky, CEO of France’s Ceva Santé Animale, has made no secret of the fact that he wants his company to break into the top 5 animal health leaders by 2020. If 2015 is any indication, the company is well on its way to reaching that goal. Ceva’s revenues grew 12% in 2015, thanks in part to strong demand for its poultry vaccines Vectormune ND and Transmune. The company invests 10% of its turnover into R&D. In 2014, it launched an $8 million expansion of its U.S. business and it’s investing €80 million in 2016 in France, the U.S., Hungary and other countries. Ceva has also been hot on the acquisition trail, picking up its French neighbor Biovac, a vaccine maker, as well as Polchem, an India-based company that will help Ceva gain ground in that country’s rapidly growing poultry and dairy industries.

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8. Ceva Santé Animale – Top 10 animal health companies