M&A Deal Summary

Curia Acquires Archimica

On May 5, 2016, Curia acquired life science company Archimica from Private Equity Partners, Clessidra Private Equity SGR and Mindful Capital Partners for 358M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Curia’s 6th transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Curia’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Curia’s 1st transaction in Italy.
Investment Fate
  • Archimica was divested to a consortium of buyers in 2019.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-05-05
Target Archimica
Sector Life Science
Buyer(s) Curia
Sellers(s) Private Equity Partners
Clessidra Private Equity SGR
Mindful Capital Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 358M USD

Target

Archimica

Lodi, Italy
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Archimica offers small- to large-scale commercial manufacturing as well as analytical support for the global biopharmaceutical market. The company is specialized in custom synthesis and the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”). Archimica was founded in 1946 and is based in Lodi, Italy.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Curia

Albany, New York, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1991
Sector Life Science
Employees2,220
Revenue 402M USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION

Curia is a provider of global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company's services include Drug Discovery, such as medicinal chemistry, discovery biology, and in vitro ADME, development, such as pre-formulation, formulation and validation and Manufacturing, such as CGMP API manufacturing. Curia was founded in 1991 and is based in Albany, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 10
Sector (Life Science) 6 of 8
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 7 of 8
Country (Italy) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-12-15 Whitehouse Laboratories

Lebanon, New Jersey, United States

Whitehouse Laboratories is a comprehensive analytical testing laboratory that offers USP-NF, EP, FCC and JP Monograph testing.

Buy $54M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-08-01 Archimica

Lodi, Italy

Archimica offers small- to large-scale commercial manufacturing as well as analytical support for the global biopharmaceutical market. The company is specialized in custom synthesis and the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”). Archimica was founded in 1946 and is based in Lodi, Italy.

Sell -

Seller(S) 3

DESCRIPTION

Private Equity Partners (PEP) is a private equity firm that seeks buyout and expansion capital investments in medium to large companies. PEP will consider both minority or majority investment situations and targets companies headquartered in Italy as well as Eastern Europe and the emerging markets of China and India. The Firm looks to invest in companies with revenues between EUR50 million and EUR1 billion. Private Equity Partners is based in Milan, with additional offices in Shanghai, Warsaw, Moscow, and Mumbai.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 6
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 3
Country (Italy) 6 of 6
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-01 918 Group

Milano, Italy

918 Group is a provider of adhesives and fabrics for the footwear industry and other industries.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-06-01 Meridiani

Misinto, Italy

Meridiani is a designer and manufacturer of home furniture. Neat and pure shapes along with a constant research for new materials and textures suggest a sophisticated way of living everyday life. Meridiani was formed in 2000 and is based in Misinto, Italy.

Buy -
SELLER

Clessidra Private Equity SGR

Milan, Italy

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
PE ASSETS 2.5B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Clessidra Private Equity is a private equity firm dedicated to investments in medium to large-sized Italian companies. The Firm looks to commit €40 to €100 million in companies valued up to €500 million. Prospective transaction situations include restructurings, take privates, family-owned buyouts, and consolidations.Clessidra Private Equity was formed in 2003 and is based in Milan, Italy.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 13
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 5
Country (Italy) 4 of 13
Year (2016) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-07-01 Acetum

Cavezzo, Italy

Acetum S.p.A. is a manufacturer and distributor of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, a PGI-certified specialty vinegar among the most famous and appreciated Italian food products. Company produces Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, glazes and condiments and, to a lesser extent, wine vinegar and traditional balsamic vinegar DOP. Across all product categories, the company focuses on the premium market segment of high-quality products.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-05-30 Sisal

Milan, Italy

Sisal is an operator in the Italian gaming market as a government licensee. Through its capillary network of 47,000 points of sale, the company in excess of 500 payment services to the Italian public which are still primarily reliant on traditional cash payments. Sisal is based in Milan, Italy.

Sell €1.0B
SELLER
DESCRIPTION

Mandarin Capital Management SA is a Chinese-European private equity firm that seeks to invest in mid-market Italian and German companies looking to expand into Asia. Mandarin Capital looks to invest €10 to €30 million in companies generating revenues of €40 to €300 million. The Firm will consider both majority and minority equity positions. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts (MBOs, MBIs, and LBOs) and growth /development capital financings. Mandarin Capital Partners was formed in 2007 and has offices in Luxembourg, Milan, Frankfurt, and Shanghai.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 12
Sector (Life Science) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
Country (Italy) 5 of 10
Year (2016) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-03-10 Marvel Mechatronics

Chennai, India

Marvel Mechatronics is a specializes in contract manufacture of custom designed mechanical parts for RF / MF components. Marvel Mechatronics is based in Chennai, India.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-07-08 Dedalus

Florence, Italy

Dedalus is a health software provider that develops and distributes software systems for general practitioners and primary care pediatricians in the health care industry. Dedalus was formed in 1990 and is based in Florence, Italy.

Sell -