Jeantet advises Sartorius on acquisition of Polyplus for approximately 2.4 B euros
Paris, April 3, 2023, Jeantet has advised the life science group Sartorius AG (“Sartorius”), on its signing on 31 March 2023 of an agreement to acquire France-based Polyplus for approximately 2.4 billion euros from private investors including ARCHIMED and WP GG Holdings IV B.V., an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.
Polyplus, with around 270 employees, develops and produces transfection as well as other DNA/RNA delivery reagents and plasmid DNA in high quality and at GMP grade. These are key components in the production of viral vectors used in cell and gene therapies and other advanced medicinal therapeutic products. Recording significant growth rates, Polyplus is expected to generate sales revenue in the upper double-digit million-euro range and a very substantial EBITDA margin in 2023.
The proposed transaction is subject to customary conditions, including completion of the information and consultation of the works’ council and approval by regulatory authorities and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2023.
Founded in 2001, Polyplus is based in Strasbourg, France, and has locations in France, Belgium, the U.S., and China.
The Sartorius Group is a leading international partner of life sciences research and the biopharmaceutical industry. The company, based in Goettingen, Germany, has a strong global reach with around 60 production and sales sites worldwide. In fiscal year 2022, the company generated sales revenue of approximately 4.2 billion euros. At the end of 2022, around 16,000 employees were working for customers across the globe.