Novo Holdings A/S Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Corporate Investor Profile

In the last 3 years, Novo Holdings A/S has acquired 9 companies.

Novo Holdings A/S’s most common sectors for investment arelife science (47%) and information technology (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (62%) and going private (16%). In total, Novo Holdings A/S has invested in 5 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2024 when it acquired Catalent for $16.5B.

In the last 3 years, Novo Holdings A/S has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Novo Holdings A/S’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Unchained Labs for $435M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 13

Novo Holdings A/S

Tuborg Havnevej 19,
Hellerup, 2900
Denmark
+45 3527 6500
www.novo.dk

Novo Holdings A/S is a Danish holding company and the investment arm of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Novo Holdings' objective is to grow the assets of the Foundation and improve the lives of people around the world. In addition to investing in equity and fixed income securities, Novo Holdings pursues direct investments in life science companies. Novo Holdings A/S was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Hellerup, Denmark.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 4 - 3 2 2 2 13
vol $700M $616M $462M $16.5B $18.3B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $435M $435M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Single Use Support Gmbh 2024-05-15 - Divestiture
Kufstein, Austria · www.susupport.com
Catalent, Inc. 2024-02-05 16.5B USD Going Private
Somerset, New Jersey · www.catalent.com
Ellab A/S 2023-06-21 - Secondary Buyout
Hilleroed, Denmark · www.ellab.com
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2023-06-06 462M USD Going Private
Boston, Massachusetts · www.paratekpharma.com
KabaFusion LLC 2022-11-02 - Secondary Buyout
Cerritos, California · www.kabafusion.com
Medical Knowledge Group LLC 2022-01-03 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.mkgny.com
Availity LLC 2021-07-07 - Secondary Buyout
Jacksonville, Florida · www.availity.com
BBI Group Holdco Ltd. 2021-06-15 616M GBP Secondary Buyout
Crumlin, United Kingdom · www.the-bbigroup.com
Unchained Labs, Inc. 2021-04-26 435M USD Secondary Sale
Pleasanton, California · www.unchainedlabs.com
Algorithme Pharma, Inc. 2021-02-22 - Secondary Buyout
Laval, Quebec · www.altasciences.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Availity LLC 2021-07-07 Olive - Utilization Management Solution and Business Unit 2023-04-10 2
Jacksonville, Florida · www.availity.com Columbus, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 6 (46%) 18.3B (100%) 6 (46%) 18.3B (100%)
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 2 (15%) -
Medical Products 2 (15%) - 2 (15%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $18.3B 13 $18.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (46%) 17.0B (93%) 6 (46%) 17.0B (93%)
  New Jersey 2 (15%) 16.5B (90%) 2 (15%) 16.5B (90%)
  Massachusetts 1 (8%) 462M (3%) 1 (8%) 462M (3%)
  New York 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Denmark 3 (23%) 700M (4%) 3 (23%) 700M (4%)
United Kingdom 2 (15%) 616M (3%) 2 (15%) 616M (3%)
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
  Quebec 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Austria 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $18.3B 13 $18.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (62%) 1.3B (7%) 8 (62%) 1.3B (7%)
Going Private 2 (15%) 17.0B (93%) 2 (15%) 17.0B (93%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $18.3B 13 $18.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) 435M (100%)
Total 1 $435M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter
3
Kromann Reumert
2
Kirkland & Ellis
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $16.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.8B
TOTAL $18.3B
Largest Catalent, Inc.
$16.5B (2024-02-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $435M
TOTAL $435M
Largest Unchained Labs, Inc.
$435M (2021-04-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
69%
9 (69%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

FAQ

When was Novo Holdings A/S founded?

Novo Holdings A/S was founded in 1999.

What type of investor is Novo Holdings A/S?

Novo Holdings A/S is a corporate investor.

Where is Novo Holdings A/S headquartered?

Novo Holdings A/S is headquartered in Hellerup, Denmark.

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