GHO Capital’s Acquisition of Ardena

Sidley Austin LLP, Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte, Loyens & Loeff N.V, CIL Management Consultations, E&Y’S Life Sciences Corporate Finance Team, Matrix Global Services Limited, Aon, ERM and Saola Healthcare Partners advised GHO Capital Partners LLP in their multimillion euro acquisition of Ardena Holding NV from Mentha Capital. William Blair, Deloitte, L.E.K. Consulting, deBreji, Schoups, Delphi, Ellex, CorporateWise, van Doorne and ERM assisted Ardena in the operation.

GHO Capital Partners LLP (GHO) acquired, and invested in, Ardena Holding NV, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) providing early-stage drug development and manufacturing for small to mid-sized biopharma companies. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Global Healthcare Opportunities is a leading specialist healthcare investment advisor based in London.

Ardena is a multiservice CDMO, assisting with services spanning the full development life cycle.

The Sidley Team was led by partners Sava Savov (Picture, Private Equity, London) and Michelle Tong (Private Equity, London), with support from partners Oliver Currall (Tax, London), James Crooks (Global Finance, London), Patrick Harrison (Antitrust/Competition, London), Connie Friesen (Banking and Financial Services, New York), Ike Adams (Securities Enforcement and Regulatory, Washington, D.C.), counsel Anna Pavlou (Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory, Brussels), senior associates Jason Menzies (Tax, London), William Gwyn (Global Finance, London), Francesca Blythe (Privacy and Cybersecurity, London), and associates Saya Sharma (Private Equity, London), Alex Lindsay (Private Equity, London), Laurence Wilcock (Tax, London), Iram Tariq (Global Finance, London), Ellen Thomson (Antitrust/Competition, London), Anouchka Hoffman (Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory, Brussels), Brendan Smith (White Collar, Washington, D.C.) and Carys Golesworthy (Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy, Washington, D.C.).

Involved fees earner: Ike Adams – Sidley Austin LLP; Francesca Blythe – Sidley Austin LLP; James Crooks – Sidley Austin LLP; Oliver Currall – Sidley Austin LLP; Connie Friesen – Sidley Austin LLP; Carys Golesworthy – Sidley Austin LLP; William Gwyn – Sidley Austin LLP; Patrick Harrison – Sidley Austin LLP; Anouchka Hoffmann – Sidley Austin LLP; Alex Lindsay – Sidley Austin LLP; Jason Menzies – Sidley Austin LLP; Anna Pavlou – Sidley Austin LLP; Sava Savov – Sidley Austin LLP; Saya Sharma – Sidley Austin LLP; Brendan Smith – Sidley Austin LLP; Iram Tariq – Sidley Austin LLP; Ellen Thomson – Sidley Austin LLP; Michelle Tong – Sidley Austin LLP; Laurence Wilcock – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: GHO Capital Partners LLP;