Equistone Partners Europe’s Acquisition Of Majority Stake In Omnicare Group

Hengeler Mueller advised Omnicare Holding on sale of majority stake in Omnicare group to Equistone Partners Europe.

Seller is Omnicare Holding, in which a consortium of shareholders is bundled. It will retain a significant stake in the company. The acquisition is subject to approval by antitrust authorities.

Omnicare was founded in 2002 to distribute the products of pharmaceutical companies to a nationwide network of compounding pharmacies that serve oncological patients across Germany.

Dirk Schekerka, Alexis Milkovic and Julia Brunswicker led the transaction on behalf of Equistone. The firm was advised by P+P (Legal & Tax), Alvarez & Marsal (Commercial), Deloitte (Financial), Houlihan Lokey (Financing), Dechert (Trust), Shearman & Sterling (Legal Financing) and ETS (Insurance).

Dechert advised Equistone on the deal with a team led by  Frankfurt/Brussels-based antitrust partner Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann and associates Dr. Laura Stammwitz and Michael Okkonen.

Hengeler Mueller advised the sell-side on the transaction. The team is led by partner Emanuel Strehle (Picture) and includes partners Jens Wenzel (Berlin) (both M&A/Private Equity), Simon Patrick Link (Corporate), Matthias Scheifele (Tax) (both Munich), Alf-Henrik Bischke (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment), Daniela Böning (Financing) (both Frankfurt) and Wolfgang Spoerr (Public Law, Berlin), Counsel Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich) and Andreas Breier (M&A, Berlin) as well as associates Christian Lutz, Niels Christian Schwaiger (both M&A/Private Equity, Munich), Tobias Begemann, Maike Hölty (both Corporate/M&A, Berlin), Jochen Schnepper (Corporate/Financing), Lisa Kopp (Corporate) (both Munich), Christian Dankerl (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Erasmus Hoffmann, Anton O. Petrov (both Public Law), Ansgar Jahnke (M&A/Private Equity), Jan Michael Krusche (IP/IT) (all Berlin), Miriam Peter (Financing) and Susanne Walzer (Employment) (both Frankfurt).

BCG (Commercial), KPMG (Financial), EY (Tax), Lincoln International (M&A) and Honert & Partner (MEP) also advised Omnicare.

Involved fees earner: Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann – Dechert; Michael Okkonen – Dechert; Laura Stammwitz – Dechert; Alf-Henrik Bischke – Hengeler Mueller; Hendrik Bockenheimer – Hengeler Mueller; Daniela Böning – Hengeler Mueller; Andreas Breier – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Dankerl – Hengeler Mueller; Erasmus Hoffmann – Hengeler Mueller; Ansgar Jahnke – Hengeler Mueller; Lisa Kopp – Hengeler Mueller; Jan Michael Krusche – Hengeler Mueller; Simon Patrick Link – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Lutz – Hengeler Mueller; Miriam Peter – Hengeler Mueller; Anton Petrov – Hengeler Mueller; Matthias Scheifele – Hengeler Mueller; Jochen Schnepper – Hengeler Mueller; Niels Christian Schwaiger – Hengeler Mueller; Wolfgang Spoerr – Hengeler Mueller; Emanuel Strehle – Hengeler Mueller; Gunther Wagner – Hengeler Mueller; Susanne Walzer – Hengeler Mueller; Jens Wenzel – Hengeler Mueller;

Law Firms: Dechert; Hengeler Mueller;

Clients: Equistone Partners Europe; Omnicare ;