Clearwater International advises palero capital on the sale of Lausitzer Analytik GmbH to SYNLAB

By on Oktober 12, 2016

Clearwater International acted as sole financial adviser to palero capital on the sale of 100% of the share capital of Lausitzer Analytik GmbH (LAG) to SYNLAB Group, a portfolio company of Cinven.

Lausitzer Analytik GmbH, established in 1993, headquartered in Spremberg (Germany), is a laboratory testing specialist in fuel, oil and environmental testing with a leading position in Southern Brandenburg and Northern Saxony regions. The company provides a wide range of environmental testing services including water, soil and air analysis with in-depth expertise in fuel, coal and oil analytics for clients in the mining, industrial and energy producing sectors.

SYNLAB Group is a leading laboratory service provider in Germany and Europe with 13,000 employees and revenues of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. SYNLAB offers a full range of medical laboratory services for practising doctors, clinics and the pharmaceutical industry in more than 30 countries across four continents. In addition, the Group operates laboratories for veterinary and environmental laboratory analysis.

Clearwater International acted as exclusive financial advisor to palero capital. The team was led by managing partner Markus Otto, associate director Gunther Haberkamm and supported by Daniel Stratenhoff and Anton Ulrich.

This transaction is the latest deal of the Healthcare team of Clearwater International. Clearwater has built on its leading position in Healthcare, having completed now 68 transactions in this sector with EUR 2.8bn transaction volume.

Dr. Bartl Wimmer, CEO, SYNLAB Group, said:
“LAG’s seven new sites are an ideal addition for our network of laboratories in Saxony and Brandenburg. Moreover we can strengthen our activities in Northern Germany with the site in Hamburg. Especially the excellent know-how of the employees within the fields of power plant analytics as well as fuel analytics contributes to the extension of our services portfolio.

Additionally, we can offer the customers of the acquired sites the comprehensive portfolio of SYNLAB Umweltinstitut with the branches Environment, Hygiene, Food and Pharma. In this way, we can further drive SYNLAB’s full service strategy.”

Markus Otto, Clearwater International, commented:
“We are delighted to provide supporting advice to palero portfolio company VPC on this high profile transaction. SYNLAB enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market and we have every confidence that LAG is in an excellent position to continue its success story together with SYNLAB.

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