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News Aug 14, 2019

Equistone on the Acquisition Financing of Omnicare

Shearman & Sterling advised Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) on the acquisition financing of a majority stake in Omnicare, a pharmaceutical wholesaler operating throughout Germany that primarily distributes finished medicinal products to compounding pharmacies for the patient-specific production of cancer drugs.

Omnicare was founded in 2002 as a pharmaceutical wholesaler supplying specialized pharmacies throughout Germany. Since 2012, it has been working as a cooperation company for pharmacies producing cytostatic drugs to maintain and secure the future of outpatient oncology in Germany.

Equistone Partners Europe is one of the leading European equity investors with a team of more than 40 investment professionals in six offices in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Above all, Equistone invests in established medium-sized companies with good market positions, above-average growth potential and an enterprise value of between €50 and €500 million.

Shearman & Sterling regularly advises Equistone on financing matters, most recently in February 2019 on the financing of the acquisition of RENA.

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