M&A Deal Summary

Sanofi Acquires Medley Global Advisors

On February 3, 2010, Sanofi acquired business services company Medley Global Advisors from BV Investment Partners and Castanea Partners for 500M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sanofi’s 1st transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Sanofi’s 8th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sanofi’s 4th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Sanofi’s 1st transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-02-03
Target Medley Global Advisors
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Sanofi
Sellers(s) BV Investment Partners
Castanea Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 500M EUR
Advisor(s) Aleutian Capital Partners LLC (dba Aleutian Capital Group) (Financial)

Target

Medley Global Advisors

New York, New York, United States
website
Medley Global Advisors is the provider of geopolitical and macroeconomic policy information serving a client base comprised of leading banks, asset managers, and hedge funds.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Sanofi

Paris, France

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Category Company
Founded 1994
Sector Life Science
Employees99,412
Revenue 45.4B EUR (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Sanofi is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 27
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 21
State (New York) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 4 of 16
Year (2010) 1 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 8 of 13
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-12-21 Kaopectate

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Chattem, Inc. makes and sells household and personal care products like over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics. Chattem was founded in 1879 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Buy $1.9B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-03-18 Zentiva

Prague, Czech Republic

Zentiva is a generics pharmaceutical company, offering generic medicines across all key therapeutic areas. Zentiva is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.

Buy -

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

BV Investment Partners

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1983
PE ASSETS 2.6B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

BV Investment Partners is a private equity firm partner with entrepreneurs and families to invest in sound businesses and provide them with significant strategic, operating, and analytical assistance to accelerate the growth of the company through organic initiatives and acquisitions. BV was formed in 1983 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 26
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 15
State (New York) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 5 of 25
Year (2010) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-06-01 Oakstone Publishing

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Oakstone Publishing (Birmingham, AL) is a publishing and information platform serving the medical and wellness industries.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-09-28 PetroSkills

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

PetroSkills is a provider of human capital development solutions to engineers and other professionals in the oil and gas industry. PetroSkills delivers technical content, e-learning modules, and training courses covering over 200 subject disciplines across upstream, midstream, and downstream market segments and international energy companies. PetroSkills LLC was founded in 1963 and based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Buy -
SELLER

Castanea Partners

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 775M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Castanea Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in established, small to mid-sized companies valued up to $250 million. The Firm looks for businesses with strong management and significant competitive advantages. Sectors of interest include publishing, information services, education/training, consumer brands, specialty retail, and marketing services. Castanea prefers control investment situations and looks to commit between $15 and $150 million per transaction. Castanea Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in Newton, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 23
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 12
State (New York) 1 of 5
Country (United States) 6 of 23
Year (2010) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-02-02 Vitamin Research Products

Carson City, Nevada, United States

Vitamin Research Products develops, manufactures, and markets premium nutritional supplements. The company sells over 350 science-based supplements via direct mail and the Internet to consumers and practitioners. Vitamin Research Products was founded in 1979 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-09-13 Integrity Interactive

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Integrity is a technology-powered, data-driven company that helps global corporations measure, manage, and mitigate the risk of compliance failures and attention-grabbing scandals.

Sell -