Avantor’s $2.9 Billion Acquisition of Masterflex

Simpson Thacher advised Avantor on the transaction, while Kirkland & Ellis advised Antylia Scientific.

Avantor, Inc., a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries, announced its acquisition of the Masterflex bioprocessing business and related assets of Antylia Scientific, a privately held, portfolio company of investment firms GTCR and Golden Gate Capital. The all-cash transaction is valued at $2.9 billion, subject to final adjustments at closing.

The Simpson Thacher team included Ben Schaye (Picture), Owen Kim and Molly Nelson (M&A); Sophie Staples, Caroline Phillips and Lina Pan (Tax); Lori Lesser and Alysha Sekhon (IP); Larry Moss, Jamin Koslowe, Allison Sweeney and Guanxiong Xu (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Joe Kaufman, Ryan Bekkerus and Jessica Asrat (Capital Markets); James Cross and Adam Moss (Credit & Banking); Vanessa Burrows (Healthcare Regulatory); Adeeb Fadil and Noreen Lavan (Environmental); Peter Guryan and Daniel Owsley (Antitrust); and Dennis Loiacono (Real Estate).

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Michael Weed, Christopher Thomas and Sandy Perl and associates Matt Whited and Andrew Struckmeyer, technology & IP transactions partner Aaron Lorber and associate Matt Darch, and tax partners Gregory Gallagher and Polina Liberman.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Darch – Kirkland & Ellis; Gregory Gallagher – Kirkland & Ellis; Polina Liberman – Kirkland & Ellis; Aaron Lorber – Kirkland & Ellis; Sanford Perl – Kirkland & Ellis; Andrew Struckmeyer – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Thomas – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Weed – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew White – Kirkland & Ellis; Jessica Asrat – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ryan Bekkerus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Vanessa Burrows – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Cross – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adeeb Fadil – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Guryan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Joseph Kaufman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Owen Kim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jamin Koslowe – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Noreen Lavan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dennis Loiacono – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Laurence Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Molly Nelson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Daniel Owsley – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lina Pan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Caroline Phillips – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Benjamin Schaye – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alysha Sekhon – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sophie Staples – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Allison Sweeney – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Guanxiong Xu – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Antylia Scientific; Avantor;

Author: Martina Bellini