M&A Deal Summary

PAI Partners and Patria Investimentos Acquire Natulab

On September 27, 2013, private equity firms PAI Partners and Patria Investimentos acquired life science company Natulab for 130M BRL

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is PAI Partners’ 3rd and Patria Investimentos’ 1st transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is PAI Partners’ 30th and Patria Investimentos’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is PAI Partners’ 1st and Patria Investimentos’ 8th transaction in Brazil.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-09-27
Target Natulab
Sector Life Science
Buyer(s) PAI Partners
Patria Investimentos
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 130M BRL

Target

Natulab

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Natulab is a pharmaceutical company focused on branded generics, "over the counter" (OTC) products, vitamins, and supplements. Natulab was founded in 2000 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

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 41 of 89
Sector (Life Science) 3 of 5
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 27 of 30
Country (Brazil) 1 of 1
Year (2013) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 30 of 31
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-07-16 R&R Ice Cream

Northallerton, United Kingdom

R&R Ice Cream Plc is a producer and supplier of own-label ice cream with a strong branded portfolio including Nestlé, Skinny Cow, YooMoo frozen yogurt, Kelly's of Cornwall and Disney.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-04-24 Euro Media Group

Saint Denis, France

Euro Media Group provides various audiovisual technical services. The company's broadcast facilities and services place innovation at the heart of its strategy which enables the company to offer its customers unrivaled services to enrich and manage high value-added content. Euro Media Group was founded in 1983 and is based in Saint Denis, France.

Buy €200M
Buyer

Patria Investimentos

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1988
PE ASSETS 5.8B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Patria Investimentos is a Brazilian merchant bank that provides advisory services, capital management, as well as invests in private equity, real estate, and infrastructure transactions. Patria's private equity group was formed in 1994 and looks to acquire controlling or minority stakes in Brazilian companies focused on end-consumers. Patria is a hands-on investment group, looking to assist in developing strategies to maximize growth. Patria Investimentos was founded in 1988 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 15
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 7 of 10
Country (Brazil) 8 of 14
Year (2013) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-06-01 Alphaville

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alphaville is a residential community development company. Alphaville was founded in 1973 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-11-07 Elfa

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Elfa provides products, logistical solutions and medical-hospital services for the entire health chain, transporting treatment with solid results, agility, efficiency and innovative solutions that leverage the entire Brazilian health system. Elfa was founded in 1989 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Buy -