Investment Summary

Ardian, EQT Holdings AB and Alberta Investment Management Invests In Recipharm AB

On February 1, 2021, asset manager Ardian, private equity firm EQT Holdings AB and pension Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) invested in life science company Recipharm AB

Investment Highlights
  • This is Ardian’s 14th, EQT Holdings AB’s 11th and Alberta Investment Management’s 2nd transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Ardian’s 6th, EQT Holdings AB’s 49th and Alberta Investment Management’s 1st transaction in Sweden.

Investment Summary

Date 2021-02-01
Target Recipharm AB
Sector Life Science
Investor(s) Ardian
EQT Holdings AB
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Deal Type Stake Purchase

Target

Recipharm AB

Stockholm, Sweden
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Recipharm is a global Pharma CDMO providing a full-service offering to leading Pharmaceutical companies and Biotechs globally. Recipharm was founded in 1995 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Investor(S) 3

Investor

Ardian

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 125.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ardian is a mega-sized diversified investment group focused on opportunities worldwide. Ardian invests across and manages funds focused on small and mid-sized buyouts, growth capital financings, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and co-investment opportunities. Ardian's small-buyouts group targets controlling interests in French, German, and Italian businesses valued up to €100 million. It's mid-sized buyout group seeks businesses valued up €1.5 billion and does not have any geographic limitations. The Infrastructure team looks for European opportunities and can commit up to €150 million per transaction. The Mezzanine group supports junior capital commitments of €5 to €80 million. In addition to direct investing, Ardian also manages various private equity fund-of-funds. Ardian was founded in 1996 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 383 of 407
Sector (Life Science) 14 of 16
Type (Stake Purchase) 43 of 45
Country (Sweden) 6 of 6
Year (2021) 3 of 25
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-21 Elee

Puteaux, France

Elee is an independent tech-enabled managed services provider of software asset management and cloud computing solutions. Elee does not sell or conducts audits for vendors whose software and cloud assets it optimizes. Elee was founded in 2010 and is based in Puteaux, France.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-02-16 Photonis France SAS

Brive, France

Photonis is a designer and manufacturer of optronic components for photosensor technology and night vision systems. Photonis operates in the defense, homeland security, scientific instrumentation, and medical imaging markets. Photonis was founded in 1937 and is based in Brive, France.

Sell -
Investor

EQT Holdings AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 67.0B EUR
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

EQT Partners is a global private equity group that purses a variety of investment strategies around the world. EQT is divided into several investment disciplines, including private capital, real assets, cr,edit, and venture. The Firm's private capital group targets large, market-leading enterprises (investment size of €15 to €500 million) across Europe and the US, as well as mid-market, growth companies (investment size of €40 to €125 million) across the US, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia. The Firm's real assets group seeks to identify control or co-control equity investments (investment size of €50 to €400 million) in medium-sized infrastructure companies that provide an essential service to society, are recession resilient, and have secure cash flows. EQT's credit group provides flexible, long-term debt capital solutions to medium-sized European businesses, across a wide range of sectors. EQT Partners was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 238 of 260
Sector (Life Science) 11 of 12
Type (Stake Purchase) 21 of 23
Country (Sweden) 49 of 50
Year (2021) 3 of 22
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-01-28 Torghatten AS

Brønnøysund, Norway

Torghatten is a private passenger transportation company with a focus on sea and land transportation services and is a critical part of the country's transportation infrastructure. Torghatten was founded in 1878 and is based in Brønnøysund, Norway.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-02-10 Cyesec Ltd.

Herzliya, Israel

CYE brings a fact-based approach to organizational cyber defense, managing real business risks, and optimizing the cybersecurity investment. CYE serves as a trusted advisor to medium-sized and Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries around the world. CYE was founded in 2011 and is based in Herzliya, Israel.

Buy -
Investor

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Pension
Founded 2008
PE ASSETS 4.5B CAD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is a Canadian diversified institutional investment manager serving pension, endowment and government funds in the province of Alberta. In addition to investing in public equities, fixed income, and debt, AIMCo looks to invest in private equity, real estate, timberlands, and infrastructure. AIMCo's private equity group invests in funds and directly in companies throughout North America and Western Europe. Areas of interest include consumer, industrials, business services, financial services, technology, and healthcare. AIMCo is based in Edmonton, with additional offices in Toronto and London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 22 of 26
Sector (Life Science) 2 of 2
Type (Stake Purchase) 2 of 3
Country (Sweden) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-12-21 RealPage, Inc.

Richardson, Texas, United States

RealPage is a provider of comprehensive property management software solutions for the multifamily, commercial, single-family and vacation rental housing industries. RealPage was formed in 1998 and is based in Richardson, Texas.

Buy $10.2B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-02-16 Aegion Corp.

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Aegion engages in infrastructure protection and provides proprietary technologies and services for the corrosion protection of industrial pipelines and for rehabilitating and strengthening sewer, water, energy and mining piping systems, buildings, bridges and tunnels and waterfront structures. Aegion was formed in 1971 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Buy $963M