Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance advised Pharma Omnium International

News - 7/5/2018

Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance advised Pharma Omnium International (POI) owned by Weinberg Capital Partners and the management on the sale of Laboratoire Biodim, subsidiary of POI, to Nupharm group owned by Apax Partners

WCP, the majority shareholder of Pharma Omnium alongside its management, announces the sale of Laboratoire Biodim, subsidiary of Pharma Omnium International, to NuPharm Group, owned by Apax Partners.

Located in Paris, Laboratoire Biodim is a laboratory specialising in mature pharmaceutical products. With revenues of €32m in 2016/2017, the company focuses on the sale and marketing of branded pharmaceuticals products mainly used to treat anxiety disorders, including leading brands such as SERESTA® and TEMESTA®. The laboratory is the commercial-stage division of Pharma Omnium International, acquired by WCP in 2006.

Pharma Omnium will continue operating its two subsidiaries at the forefront of anti-infection (virology and bacteriology divisions) research with a team of 30 scientists.

Backed by Apax, NuPharm Group is a leading European specialty pharma company focused on the treatment of central nervous system (“CNS”) disorders with a drug portfolio of more than 100 molecules. Laboratoire Biodim will become the newest member of the NuPharm Group, expanding its European footprint into its fifth direct geography after Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland.

Benjamin Rousseau-Calisti, Director at WCP, « Led by its experienced management team, Laboratoire Biodim has fully demonstrated over the years a great sustainable development capacity as well as an exceptional profitability. We truly believe that Biodim, as the French platform, will significantly benefit from the outstanding development of NuPharm Group ».

Stephan Walz, CEO of NuPharm, commented, « We are delighted to have Biodim join the NuPharm family as this marks the entrance of our Group into another major European market. With this acquisition and others to come, we continue to move forward with our vision to become the European leader in CNS pharmaceuticals ».

Advisor to Pharma Omnium :

Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance : M&A Advisor : Arnaud Petit (Directeur Associé), Alexandre Aron-Brunetière (Associate)