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;