M&A Deal Summary

Advent International and Syntaxis Capital Acquires LaborMed Pharma SA

On February 1, 2008, private equity firm Advent International and mezzanine finance firm Syntaxis Capital acquired life science company LaborMed Pharma SA for 123M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Advent International’s 8th and Syntaxis Capital’s 1st transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is Advent International’s 36th and Syntaxis Capital’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Advent International’s 6th and Syntaxis Capital’s 1st transaction in Romania.
Investment Fate
  • LaborMed Pharma SA was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-02-01
Target LaborMed Pharma SA
Sector Life Science
Buyer(s) Advent International
Syntaxis Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 123M EUR

Target

LaborMed Pharma SA

Ljubljana, Romania
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LaborMed Pharma SA is a manufacturer and distributor generic pharmaceuticals primarily for cardiovascular and central nervous system aliments. The company recently launched a portfolio of drugs for diabetes.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Advent International

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 76.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Advent is a global private equity firm that targets investments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Advent's emerging market efforts are concentrated in Central Europe and Latin America. Advent seeks transactions valued between $50 and $2000 billion and can commit up to $5 billion of equity capital per investment. Broad areas of interest include business & financial services, retail & consumer, technology, media, & telecoms, healthcare & life sciences, and industrial. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, take privates, and recapitalizations. Advent was formed in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 158 of 310
Sector (Life Science) 8 of 18
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 105 of 146
Country (Romania) 6 of 7
Year (2008) 1 of 8
Size (of disclosed) 36 of 44
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-02-01 SAG GmbH

Langen, Germany

SAG GmbH is a provider of engineering, construction, maintenance and operation services for utilities and industrial clients with a focus on their energy infrastructure.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-08 Jacobs Rimell Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

Jacobs Rimell Ltd is a Online provisioning and management solutions for large-scale Internet service and infrastructure providers.

Sell $45M
Buyer

Syntaxis Capital

Vienna, Austria

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2006
PE ASSETS 250M EUR
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Syntaxis Capital is a private debt investor dedicated to providing long term capital to fast-growing medium-sized companies in Central Europe. It looks to invests in companies with an enterprise value of €50 - €300 million. Types of transactions include buyouts, growth capital, and consolidations. Syntaxis Capital was formed in 2006 and is based in Vienna, Austria with additional office in Warsaw, Guernsey.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 17
Sector (Life Science) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 3 of 6
Country (Romania) 1 of 2
Year (2008) 3 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-01-01 KISAN sp. Z o. O

Kańczuga, Poland

KISAN sp. Z o. O is a manufacturer of multi-layer composite ("MLCP") pipes and fittings in Poland. MLCP pipes are high-tolerance plastic and aluminium layered pipes used primarily in plumbing, central heating and floor-heating installations. KISAN was established in 1991 and is based in Kańczuga, Poland.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-05-06 GTS Central Europe

Warszawa, Poland

GTS Central Europe is a provider of integrated telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe. The company has extensive network and data center infrastructure, as well as a strong portfolio of services focused on business customers.

Buy -