M&A Deal Summary

KKR Acquires Biosynth Carbosynth

On November 1, 2021, private equity firm KKR acquired chemicals company Biosynth Carbosynth from Armira

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is KKR’s 5th transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is KKR’s 6th transaction in Switzerland.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-11-01
Target Biosynth Carbosynth
Sector Chemicals
Buyer(s) KKR
Sellers(s) Armira
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

Biosynth Carbosynth

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Biosynth Carbosynth is a fully hybrid research products, life sciences reagents and custom synthesis and manufacturing services company with global research, manufacturing and distribution facilities. They are the supplier of choice for many in the pharmaceutical, life science, food, agrochemical, cosmetic and diagnostic sectors and manufacture and source a vast range of chemical and biochemical products. The company specializes in carbohydrates, nucleosides, phospholipids, enzyme substrates, antimicrobials, APIs and natural products and has a full range of reagents for protein production and analysis. Biosynth Carbosynth was formed in 1965 and is based in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

KKR

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1976
PE ASSETS 367.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
KKR's office in Menlo Park, California.
KKR's office in Menlo Park, California.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) is a global investment firm founded by Jerome Kohlberg, Henry Kravis, and George Roberts. The Firm is separated into three business segments which include private markets, public markets, and capital markets and principal activities. KKR's private equity practice invests in management buyouts, take privates, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and partnerships with family-owned companies. KKR will consider investments in a broad range of industries located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Sectors of interest include chemicals, consumer products, energy and natural resources, financial services, healthcare, industrial, media/communications, retail, and technology. In addition to its traditional principal investment activity business, KKR also invests in infrastructure assets. KKR was formed in 1976, is based in New York City, and has offices throughout the globe.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 382 of 399
Sector (Chemicals) 5 of 5
Type (Secondary Buyout) 85 of 91
Country (Switzerland) 6 of 6
Year (2021) 27 of 35
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-10-04 The Bountiful - Sports & Active Nutrition Division

Bohemia, New York, United States

The sports and active nutrition portfolio combines powerful and complementary growth brands: health and wellness brand Pure Protein, Body Fortress, a leader in high efficacy protein powders; MET-Rx, a range of high-performance meal replacements and Balance, a lifestyle brand focused on balanced nutrition.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-11-03 Bettcher Industries

Birmingham, Ohio, United States

Bettcher Industries is a developer and manufacturer of innovative equipment in the food processing and medical device industries. The Bettcher portfolio includes the following: Bettcher, a designer, and manufacturer of handheld trimmers, tools, and cutting consumables for all protein applications; Cantrell-Gainco, a manufacturer of processing equipment and yield enhancement and yield tracking systems for various protein operations; ICB Greenline, an aftermarket replacement parts and services company focused on poultry processing; and, Exsurco Medical, a leading-edge medical device company that provides innovative products and services to transform surgical grafting, debridement, and recovery outcomes for patients with burn and trauma wounds. Bettcher Industries was founded in 1944 and is based in Birmingham, Ohio.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Armira

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Category Private Equity Firm
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 3
Sector (Chemicals) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 2
Country (Switzerland) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-09-09 Mehler Vario System

Munchen, Germany

M-Sicherheitsbeteiligungen GmbH is a manufacturer of ballistic protective equipment. The product portfolio includes an extensive range of high-quality ballistic protection vests, tactical equipment and clothing as well as ballistic protection solutions for vehicles. M-Sicherheitsbeteiligungen is based in Munchen, Germany.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-12-15 IK Multimedia

Modena, Italy

IK Multimedia designs and manufactures apps, software, hardware, and accessory products for music creation and playback on computers and mobile devices. The company has direct operating units in 7 countries: Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and Hong Kong. Its products are sold in over 120 countries with a network of 15,000 resellers and are used by millions of musicians worldwide. IK Multimedia was formed in 1996 and is based in Modena, Italy.

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