Uniphar plc’s Acquisition of Devonshire Healthcare Services

In UK Osborne Clarke, advised on the matter.

Osborne Clarke advised Uniphar Group with a team including Matthew Edwards (Picture – Corporate M&A), Mathew Oliver (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Uniphar plc acquired UK-based pharmaceutical distributor Devonshire Healthcare Services (“Devonshire”). 

Devonshire has provided access to unlicensed and difficult to source medicines across the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region for 25 years to a broad variety of healthcare authorities, hospitals, overseas ministries of health and military agencies. Devonshire will be integrated into Uniphar’s Product Access division, expanding its global access into key hospitals in the MENA region for the benefit of both its On Demand and Exclusive Access businesses. Devonshire will benefit from Uniphar’s existing operational infrastructure and drive cross-selling opportunities between both businesses.

The Osborne Clarke corporate team was led by partner Matthew Edwards (Picture) with senior associate Will Carlyle and associate Laurence Nelson. Partner Mathew Oliver, senior associate Jonny Musty and associate Ben Doeh advised on tax. 

Involved fees earner: Will Carlyle – Osborne Clarke; Ben Doeh – Osborne Clarke; Matthew Edwards – Osborne Clarke; Jonny Musty – Osborne Clarke; Mathew Oliver – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Osborne Clarke;

Clients: Uniphar Group;

Author: Giulia Di Palma