Guerbet to double its turnover with the acquisition of Mallinckrodt's contrast media and delivery systems business


Guerbet announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Mallinckrodt's contrast media and delivery systems business ("CMDS"). With this acquisition, Guerbet aims to create a new global leader in medical imaging.

The pro forma combined sales of Guerbet and the CMDS business were close to €800M in 2014 with a global workforce of around 2,500.

Process and key terms of the acquisition

This competitive acquisition process has been conducted by Guerbet's management under the supervision of Guerbet's Board of Directors and its Strategic Committee. Guerbet has been advised in this process by Lazard and Gide Loyrette Nouel, respectively, as financial and legal advisors. The due diligence has been conducted in collaboration with PwC.

Guerbet is acquiring 100% of the CMDS business including the production sites, the intellectual property rights and the distribution subsidiaries in the various geographical areas, in a transaction valued approximately $270M, entirely paid in cash and financed through term loan facilities syndicated by BNP Paribas.

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