Ardian Growth’s Investment in H2 Pharma


McDermott Will & Emery and Orsan advised in the transaction.

Ardian Growth completed its acquisition of an equity stake in H2 Pharma, a French company specialized in the development and production of generic drugs. This is Ardian Growth’s first investment in the healthcare sector.

H2 Pharma is a partner of many pharmaceutical laboratories in the manufacture of generic and over-the-counter drugs. With an exceptionally strong position in the non-sterile pharmaceutical liquids segment (mouthwashes, syrups, oral solutions, etc.), H2 Pharma is involved in all stages of a drug’s value chain: from the supply of the active ingredient to the production of the finished product, including development and regulatory aspects.

McDermott Will & Emery assisted Ardian Growth with a team comprising Diana Hund (Picture), partner, and Maxime Fradet and Antonia Teleman, associates, in corporate aspects; Sabine Naugès, partner and Charlotte Michellet, associate, in regulatory law aspects; Emmanuelle Trombe, partner, Anne-France Moreau, Counsel and Raphaëlle Monjou, associate, on healthcare aspects; Romain Perray, partner and Hélène Adda, associate, on issues related to data protection and cybersecurity; Jilali Maazouz, partner, and Marie-Elisabeth George and Nicolas Chaubet, associates, in employment law; Antoine Vergnat, partner and Romain Desmonts, associate, in tax law; Charles de Raignac, associate, in intellectual property law.

Orsan assisted H2 Pharma with David Sebban, Laure Le Gall and Clara Paetzold.

Involved fees earner: Hélène Adda – McDermott Will & Emery; Nicolas Chaubet – McDermott Will & Emery; Charles de Raignac – McDermott Will & Emery; Romain Desmonts – McDermott Will & Emery; Maxime Fradet – McDermott Will & Emery; Marie-Elisabeth George – McDermott Will & Emery; Diana Hund – McDermott Will & Emery; Jilali Maazouz – McDermott Will & Emery; Charlotte Michellet – McDermott Will & Emery; Raphaëlle Monjou – McDermott Will & Emery; Anne-France Moreau – McDermott Will & Emery; Sabine Naugès – McDermott Will & Emery; Romain Perray – McDermott Will & Emery; Antonia Teleman – McDermott Will & Emery; Emmanuelle Trombe – McDermott Will & Emery; Antoine Vergnat – McDermott Will & Emery; Laure Le Gall – Orsan Avocats; Clara Paetzol – Orsan Avocats; David Sebban – Orsan Avocats;

Law Firms: McDermott Will & Emery; Orsan Avocats;

Clients: Ardian; H2 Pharma SASU;