Uriach’s Acquisition of Sidroga Group

Noerr and Niederer Kraft Frey advised the Spanish family-run pharmaceutical company Uriach, while honert + partner advised the Santo Group.

The owners of Germany-based Sidroga Pharma, a leading consumer health group with three umbrella brands for the pharmacy OTC and mass market, announced the sale of their shares to Uriach Group, a leading multinational Spain-based pharmaceutical company.

The Sidroga Group, headquartered in Bad Ems, Germany, produces medicinal teas and, under licence, the “Emser” products, and sells these products primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via pharmacies, drug stores and food retailers. With this acquisition the Uriach Group, which has to date focused its business activities on southern Europe, expands its market presence into further European countries.

Uriach Group is family-owned and one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies in Europe, founded in Barcelona (Spain) in 1838. The Company operates in the B2B as well as consumer health segment. In the B2B segment, Uriach develops active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and dossiers of generics as well as provides contract manufacturing services for pharmaceuticals, API and food supplements. In the consumer healthcare market, Uriach has a leading position with Aquilea as the umbrella brand for food supplements plus a portfolio of household OTC brands such as Fisiocrem, Cannabix, Halibut, Aero-Red, Biodramina, Utabon and Fave de Fuca. Uriach is active in more than 70 countries worldwide.

The Noerr team was led by Michael Brellochs (Picture), Tobias Bürgers and Georg Langheld and furthr included Peter Bachmann, Felix Muhl, Christoph Rieken, Evelyn Schulz, Michaela Athmer, Julia Hecht, Susann Jahn, Nicole Kaps, Franziska Nebollieff, Joachim Rung, Florian Schmitt and Jasmin Schulzweida.

The Niederer Kraft Frey team included Thomas Brönnimann, Alessandro Stanchieri and Janine Reudt-Demont.

The honert + partner team included Sven Fritsche, Dr. Kai-Klemens Wehlage, Andrea Hötzel and Dr. Simon Busch.

Involved fees earner: Sven Fritsche – Honert + Partner; Andrea Hötzel – Honert + Partner; Kai-Klemens Wehlage – Honert + Partner; Thomas Brönnimann – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Janine Reudt-Demont – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Alessandro Stanchieri – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Michaela Athmer – Noerr; Peter Bachmann – Noerr; Michael Brellochs – Noerr; Tobias Bürgers – Noerr; Julia Hecht – Noerr; Susann Jahn – Noerr; Nicole Kaps – Noerr; Georg Langheld – Noerr; Felix Muhl – Noerr; Franziska Nebollieff – Noerr; Christoph Rieken – Noerr; Joachim Rung – Noerr; Florian Schmitt – Noerr; Evelyn Schulz – Noerr; Jasmin Schulzweida – Noerr;

Law Firms: Honert + Partner; Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Noerr;

Clients: Santo Holding GmbH; Uriach;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler