Investment Summary

Exits Ipsen

On December 1, 2005, invested in life science company Ipsen from PAI Partners and Qualium Investissement

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is transaction in France.

Investment Summary

Date 2005-12-01
Target Ipsen
Sector Life Science
Sellers(s) PAI Partners
Qualium Investissement
Deal Type IPO

Target

Ipsen

Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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Ipsen is a research and development pharmaceutical comapany. It manufactures specialty pharmaceuticals and has a worldwide sales presence. Ipsen focuses on products in the gastro-enterology, neurology and cardiovascular therapeutic areas and has also developed specific expertise in some biotech niches such as endocrinology, oncology, neurology and hematology. Ipsen was founded in 1929 and is based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

PAI Partners

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 16.2B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

PAI Partners is a European private equity firm that makes controlling equity investments in buyout transactions valued in excess of €300 million. PAI is particularly interested in 'investing in consolidating sectors and in markets where growth can be sustained through economic and financial market cycles.' Sectors of interest include consumer retail, professional distribution, building materials, infrastructure and utilities, media, IT, communications, food, consumer goods, healthcare, chemicals, automotive, aeronautics, paper & packaging, electrical appliances, and household equipment (heating, air-conditioning, security). The firms invest in the range of €100 - €300 million transaction. PAI was formed in 1998 and is based in Paris with additional offices in Madrid, Milan, Munich, Luxembourg, Copenhagen, and London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 47
Sector (Life Science) 2 of 2
Type (IPO) 1 of 1
Country (France) 6 of 22
Year (2005) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-10-19 Perstorp

Malmo, Sweden

Perstorp is a provider in the production of specialty chemical additives notably for the coatings and resin industries. Perstorp was founded in 1881 and is based in Malmo, Sweden.

Buy kr9.2B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-07-01 SPIE

Cergy-Pontoise, France

SPIE is a provider of multi-technical contracting services in France providing electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning servicing and mechanical engineering to a wide range of end markets. SPIE was founded in 1900 and is based in Cergy-Pontoise, France.

Buy -
SELLER

Qualium Investissement

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 1.6B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Qualium Investissement is a large private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in French companies. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and prefers buyouts of family-owned or closely held companies that are seeking a change of ownership. Qualium's looks to invest €20 to €75 million in transactions valued up to €250 million. Qualium Investissement is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 35
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 2
Type (IPO) 1 of 1
Country (France) 2 of 31
Year (2005) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-12-01 Le Groupe Frères Blanc

Paris, France

Le Groupe Frères Blanc group currently runs 15 top restaurants in Paris, the rest of France and internationally, renowned for their dining experience, hospitality, cuisine and French art de vivre.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-01-01 Maisons Pierre SAS

Cesson, France

Maisons Pierre SAS is a provider of construction services. Maisons Pierre builds houses, efficient and energy-efficient at the best possible price-quality ratio. Maisons Pierre was found in 1984 and is based in Cesson, France.

Buy -