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Charterhouse enters the capital of Labomar: GOP and Pavia Ansaldo the firms

Milan, 8 September 2023 – Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP, one of the oldest private equity firms operating in Europe, enters the capital of Labomar, a company active in the development and production of food supplements and medical devices.

The fund finalised the deal through a bilateral off-market agreement with Labomar’s founder and CEO Walter Bertin and Cleon Capital, the current minority shareholder, with the aim of supporting the company’s next stages of development.

The announcement follows the definitive success of the voluntary all-inclusive takeover bid on Labomar’s shares and the subsequent delisting of the company from Euronext Growth Milan, reached at the end of the squeeze-sell out procedure on the company’s shares remaining after the closing of the tender offer. In detail, the takeover bid had been promoted in May by LBM Next S.p.A. (Offeror) in agreement with “CCP NO. 7.2 LIMITED’ (an English corporate vehicle ultimately controlled by Charterhouse), LBM Holding S.r.l. (current majority shareholder of Labomar and the Offeror), Claudio De Nadai, Master Lab SA and Walter Bertin.

The entry of Charterhouse will allow the company to pursue its development strategy and organic growth with greater speed and flexibility. The fund will provide its extensive M&A experience to enable Labomar to consolidate its presence in key markets through a targeted buy-and-build strategy.

Charterhouse was assisted by the international law firm Gianni & Origoni with a team led by partner Stefano Bucci, who also coordinated the project, and by partner Andrea Aiello, assisted by counsel Federico Botta, and by associates Federico Vasile and Monica Boccuzzi for the M&A and public M&A aspects, as well as by partner Francesco Salerno and associate Marco Grantaliano for the aspects related to the Golden Power regulation, by partners Fabio Chiarenza and Francesca Staffieri for the tax structuring and by an interdisciplinary team for the due diligence activity.

LBM Next S.p.A. was assisted by Pavia e Ansaldo – Studio Legale with a team composed of partners Mia Rinetti and Roberto Zanchi and associate Francesco Savi for the public M&A aspects, as well as partner Filippo Fioretti and senior associate Maria Rosaria Raspanti for the aspects related to the Golden Power regulation.