Arsenal Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Caprion Biosciences


Ropes & Gray LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as legal advisors to Caprion. William Blair & Company acted as financial advisor, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Jones Day LLP acted as legal advisors to Arsenal.

Based in London, Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital Partners LLP is a European specialist investor in healthcare.

Arsenal Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies.

Caprion Biosciences is a specialized laboratory services business serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in pre-clinical and clinical stage drug research and development.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity transactions partners Neill Jakobe (Picture) and Timothy Castelli (both of Chicago) and included tax partner Elaine Murphy (Boston), finance partner Alex Zeltser (New York), benefits partners Alexandra Alperovich (New York) and Loretta Richard (Boston), health care partner Deborah Gersh (Chicago), life sciences regulatory & compliance partner Kellie Combs (Washington, D.C.), private equity transactions associate Andrew Pomranke (Chicago) and labor & employment associate Jennifer Cormier(Boston).

Involved fees earner: Alexandra Alperovich – Ropes & Gray; Timothy Castelli – Ropes & Gray; Kellie Combs – Ropes & Gray; Jennifer Cormier – Ropes & Gray; Deborah Gersh – Ropes & Gray; Neill Jakobe – Ropes & Gray; Elaine Murphy – Ropes & Gray; Andrew Pomranke – Ropes & Gray; Loretta Richard – Ropes & Gray; Alex Zeltser – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Caprion Biosciences Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti