Cerba Healthcare’s Acquisition of Viroclinics-DDL

Kirkland & Ellis and Loyens & Loeff advised Summit Partners on the sale.

Cerba Healthcare, a portfolio company of EQT Partners, has reached agreement to acquire Viroclinics-DDL. 

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary conditions, such as completion of the consultation procedure with Central Works Council of Viroclinics-DDL. The acquisition is expected to close by end of Q1 2022.

Viroclinics is a virology contract research organization, serving the biopharmaceutical community with a broad range of preclinical, clinical diagnostic, assay development and clinical trial logistics services.

Cerba HealthCare, a leading global player in medical diagnosis, aims to support the evolution of health systems towards more prevention. It draws on more than 50 years of expertise in clinical pathology to better assess the risk of diseases development, detect and diagnose diseases earlier, and optimize the effectiveness of personalized medicine.

Summit Partners was founded in 1984 with a commitment to find and partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and help them accelerate their growth and achieve dramatic results.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Roger Johnson and Adrian Duncan (Picture) and associates George Rawlinson, Melissa Sawyer and Katy Henman, debt finance partners Chris Shield and Leon Daoud and associate Marina Fatsis, antitrust partner Sally Evans and associate Alexandre Rouhette and tax partner Ian Ferreira and associate Rohit Pisal. 

The Loyens & Loeff team included Roel Fluit, Stijn Werdmölder, Jaap Beens, Konstantina Antoniou, Louis Lutz, Amit Havenaar, Sandrine Lekkerkerker, Kim Lucassen, Janneke Vlake, Youssef el Harchaoui, Sanjay Sewnath.

Involved fees earner: Leon Daoud – Kirkland & Ellis; Adrian Duncan – Kirkland & Ellis; Sally Evans – Kirkland & Ellis; Marina Fatsis – Kirkland & Ellis; Ian Ferreira – Kirkland & Ellis; Katy Henman – Kirkland & Ellis; Roger Johnson – Kirkland & Ellis; Rohit Pisal – Kirkland & Ellis; George Rawlinson – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexandre Rouhette – Kirkland & Ellis; Melissa Sawyer – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Shield – Kirkland & Ellis; Konstantina Antoniou – Loyens & Loeff; Jaap Beens – Loyens & Loeff; Youssef el Harchaoui – Loyens & Loeff; Roel Fluit – Loyens & Loeff; Amit Havenaar – Loyens & Loeff; Sandrine Lekkerkerker – Loyens & Loeff; Kim Lucassen – Loyens & Loeff; Louis Lutz – Loyens & Loeff; Sanjay Sewnath – Loyens & Loeff; Janneke Vlake – Loyens & Loeff; Stijn Werdmölder – Loyens & Loeff;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Loyens & Loeff;

Clients: Summit Partners;