Romania’s biggest deals in 2016: Medical Services&Pharma

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Here are the main deals in the food and beverages sectors that were registered last year. For a forecast regarding the merger and acquisitions market in 2017, you can read this exclusive article.


Interbrands Marketing and Distribution acquires full ownership of Europharm Distribution

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Legal team seller: Wolf Theiss

Description: Interbrands Marketing and Distribution acquired full ownership of Europharm Distribution from British company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Europharm Distributie is a major local medicine distributor with a 20-year background on the local market. Interbrands is part of Sarkis Group International, the largest Romanian FMCG company.


Regina Maria takes over Dr. Grigoras

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: Bondoc & Asociatii

Legal team seller: Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Description: Private healthcare clinic operator Regina Maria made its third acquisition in May 2016 by purchasing the three Dr. Grigoras medical centers in Timisoara and Lugoj. With this acquisition, Regina Maria aims to become a leader in the western market.


Regina Maria buys Ponderas Hospital

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: RTPR Allen & Overy

Legal team seller: D&B David și Baias

Description: The private healthcare services provider Regina Maria and Mid Europa Partners bought the Ponderas Hospital, the only Centre of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery with a double accreditation from Eastern Europe – European and American.


Affidea buys Hiperdia from Bedminster Capital

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: Rizoiu & Asociatii, Clifford Chance, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Deloitte (financial)

Legal team seller: Bondoc & Asociatii, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Description: Affidea Group, the leading healthcare investor and provider of diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment services in Europe, acquired from SouthEast Europe Equity Fund II (managed by US-based Bedminster Capital Management) and Harkstede Holding, the Brasov-based Hiperdia network, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services in Romania.


Fresenius buys Premium Medical

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: CMS Cameron McKenna

Legal team seller: Reff & Associates

Description: German Fresenius, a provider of dialysis services, took over Premium Medical, a dialysis and nephrology clinic, founded by Romanian businessman Virgiliu Grigorescu. Fresenius has a network of 35 dialysis centers in Romania.


Medlife buys Dent Estet

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Legal team seller: BPV Grigorescu Stefanica

Description: Medlife took over the majority stake of Dent Estet shares, a business founded by Oana Taban. Dent Estet is the largest operator of dental services in Romania, posting EUR 5.5 million in turnover in 2015 and having seven clinics in Bucharest and other cities.


Diaverum buys International Healthcare Systems, operating network of 15 dialysis centers

Value of transaction: N/A

Legal team buyer: DLA Piper Romania

Legal team seller: Peli Filip

Description: Diaverum, a leading international healthcare services provider in the nephrology field, took over International Healthcare Systems, one of the biggest local dialysis services providers, operating a network of 15 dialysis centers.


Stevanato Group buys Balda Medical

Value of transaction: EUR 95 million

Legal team buyer: Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG (local counsel), Gleiss Lutz (lead lawyers)

Legal team seller: N/A

Description: Italian Stevanato Group, specialized in the production of materials for the pharma sector, took over the operating business of Balda in medical technology. Following the deal, the buyer also became the sole shareholder of Romania-based Balda Medical Systems.


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