Lonza Group AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Healthcare Services Company

Lonza Group AG has acquired 12 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Lonza Group AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Capsugel Belgium NV for $5.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Lonza Specialty Ingredients to Bain Capital Private Equity for $4.4B. Lonza Group AG has acquired in 6 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (55%) and chemicals (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 6

Lonza Group AG

Muenchensteinerstrasse 38,
Basel, 4002
Switzerland,
+41 61 316 81 11
www.lonza.com

Lonza Group AG, a Life Sciences driven chemical company, supplies active ingredients, chemical intermediates and biotechnology solutions to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Lonza Group was founded in 1897 and is based in Basel, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $7.1B $7.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - 1 - - 1 3
vol $630M $4.4B $5.0B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lonza Specialty Ingredients 2021-02-08 4.4B CHF Divestiture
Basel, Switzerland
Sigura 2018-11-01 630M USD Divestiture
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.sigurawater.com
Capsugel Belgium NV 2016-12-15 5.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Colmar, France · www.capsugel.com
Lonza Group AG - Peptides Business and Operations 2016-12-07 - Divestiture
Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. 2016-08-15 300M USD Add-on Acquisition
Benicia, California · www.interhealthusa.com
Triangle Research Labs LLC 2016-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
, North Carolina · www.triangleresearchlabs.com
Zelam Ltd. 2015-08-03 - Add-on Acquisition
New Plymouth, New Zealand · www.zelam.com
Arch Chemicals, Inc. 2011-10-20 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.archchemicals.com
MODA Technology Partners, Inc. 2010-05-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Vivante GMP Solutions, Inc. 2010-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.vivante-gmp.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Lonza Walkersville, Inc.    - Cutanogen Corp. 2015-07-15 1
Walkersville, Maryland Cincinnati, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 6 (55%) 5.6B (79%) - -
Chemicals 2 (18%) 1.2B (17%) 1 (33%) 4.4B (87%)
Consumer Products 1 (9%) 300M (4%) - -
Medical Products 1 (9%) - - -
Software 1 (9%) - - -
Consumer Services - - 1 (33%) 630M (13%)
Healthcare Services - - 1 (33%) -
Total 11 $7.1B 3 $5.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 1.5B 1 630M
  Texas 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 1.2B - -
  California 1 300M - -
  Georgia - - 1 630M
Belgium 2 135M 1 -
France 1 5.5B - -
Germany 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Switzerland - - 1 4.4B
Domestic - - 1 (33%) 4.4B (87%)
Cross-border 11 (100%) 7.1B (100%) 2 (67%) 630M (13%)
Total 11 $7.1B 3 $5.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Jefferies LLC
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Jenner & Block LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $6.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $435M
TOTAL $7.1B
Largest Capsugel Belgium NV
$5.5B (2016-12-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $4.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $630M
TOTAL $5.0B
Largest Lonza Specialty Ingredients
$4.4B (2021-02-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
45%
5 (45%)
Strategic(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
67%
2 (67%)
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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