DKSH’s Acquisition of The Refarmed Group

Homburger has advised DKSH in this transaction, while Gelmetti Studio Legale Associato and Greco Vitali Associati assisted the sellers.

DKSH Holding Ltd (SIX: DKSH) announced the acquisition of Swiss Refarmed Group. Refarmed Group provides Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Finished Dosage Forms (FDFs) for generic drug manufacturers. This includes the sourcing of the ingredients as well as providing technical and regulatory support.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Refarmed’s team of pharmaceutical experts serves approximately 300 customers across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Refarmed generates net sales of over CHF 60 m at sound profitability and return on capital.

Through the acquisition of Refarmed Group, DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, the leading global distributor of innovative pharmaceutical ingredients synthesis and formulation with vast and constantly growing global geographic reach, obtains a uniquely positioned business which provides value-added products and services for customers in the pharma industry across Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.

DKSH Switzerland Ltd will acquire the business and will fully integrate Refarmed Group into its existing operations.

The Homburger team comprised partner Frank Gerhard (Picture), associates Anna Peter and Timo Hasler, junior associate Alexander Cochardt (all Corporate / M&A), as well as partner Reto Heuberger and associate Laetitia Fracheboud (both Tax).

Gelmetti Studio Legale Associato advised the sellers with a team led by partner Pierfrancesco Gelmetti and associate Lorenzo Colletti, meanwhile Greco Vitali Associati provided assistance with partner Matteo Ludovico Vitali and associate Matteo Miramondi.

Rothschild & Co. and New Deal Advisors also advised the sellers on financial aspects of the deal.

Involved fees earner: Lorenzo Colletti – Gelmetti Studio Legale Associato; Pierfrancesco Gelmetti – Gelmetti Studio Legale Associato; Matteo Miramondi – Greco Vitali Associati; Matteo Ludovico Vitali – Greco Vitali Associati; Alexander Cochardt – Homburger; Laetitia Fracheboud – Homburger; Frank Gerhard – Homburger; Timo Hasler – Homburger; Reto Heuberger – Homburger; Anna Peter – Homburger;

Law Firms: Gelmetti Studio Legale Associato; Greco Vitali Associati; Homburger;

Clients: DKSH Holding Ltd; Refarmed Group;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler