July 13, 2017 | Announcements

GCA Advises CapVest on Its Acquisition of NextPharma

We are pleased to announce that our client, CapVest Partners LLP, a leading mid-market private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NextPharma Group, a pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization. This marks GCA’s seventh healthcare advisory of 2017.

With eight production sites across Europe and over 1,000 employees, NextPharma serves a global blue-chip customer base with a broad range of pharmaceutical services, including pharmaceutical development, clinical trials services, analytical services, commercial manufacturing and packaging, generic dossiers and licensing. CapVest acquired NextPharma from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc.

CapVest is committed to further enhancing NextPharma’s focus on patient care through the production and supply of high quality medicines from its state-of-the-art production facilities.

Christopher Campbell, Partner at CapVest, said: “NextPharma is an excellent business with a leadership position in a growing market and we look forward to supporting management on the next exciting phase in the company’s journey.”

GCA presented various financing scenarios to CapVest, involving both senior banks and debt funds. “We are convinced that CapVest is the ideal partner for the management team of NextPharma. The chosen financing structure gives the company the flexibility needed with very attractive terms,” commented Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director at GCA.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

GCA acted as debt advisor to CapVest in connection with this transaction.


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