Laurius was lead transaction advisor for the acquisition of Pharma-Pack bv by the Fagron group.

Both companies are highly specialized in personalized medicine, offering a broad range of healthcare products and services for pharmacists, prescribers, hospitals and the medical industry as a whole.

Fagron is a listed company in Belgium and the Netherlands and is known as a global leader in pharmaceutical compounding. With the addition of Pharma-Pack, Fagron continues to strengthen its position in the Belgian market.

Click here for the article in « De Tijd » and here for the article on the website of the Fagron group.

 

Laurius a assisté avec succès la société immobilière Bruvaco nv

Laurius a assisté avec succès la société immobilière Bruvaco nv dans l’acquisition de 100% des actions de Immo Pype nv, une société possédant un ensemble de 10 biens immobiliers.

Laurius a assisté avec succès Orelia

Laurius a assisté avec succès Orelia nv lors de l’acquisition d’un projet de maison de repos à la pointe de la technologie et de la modernité dans la province de Namur et de deux maisons de repos (et de  soins).

Orelia est un acteur de premier plan en pleine croissance dans le secteur belge des soins aux personnes âgées.

Avec cette acquisition, Orelia renforce sa présence en Région wallonne.

WARRANTY & INDEMNITY INSURANCE

Warranty & indemnity (“W&I”) insurances are becoming increasingly popular in Europe. Even though W&I insurances are still not the norm in Belgium, they are becoming more prevalent and in particular for transactions with a deal value exceeding 100 million that are managed through an auction process or where it concerns private equity firms seeking a clean exit.

Even though the concept is not often used in small and medium-sized transactions in part because of the costs involved, it could be interesting for both buyers and sellers to investigate the upside of a W&I insurance in a specific deal. Moreover, given the more frequent use of W&I insurances, this segment of insurances is becoming increasingly competitive and as more and more insurance companies offer W&I insurance products, this will have a positive outcome on the price, the underwriting process and the time schedule. These evolutions will most definitely be advantageous for smaller and mid-size transactions.

A W&I insurance can bring a lot of comfort to both seller and buyer. For example, for those issues covered by the W&I insurance, the seller will no longer be the financially liable party and as such there will be less need for a seller to provide financial guarantees. Also, in rollover equity transactions buyers are usually more reluctant to claim from a seller since it could damage their cooperation (which could finally have a negative impact on the target), this type of restraint will be less of an issue if a W&I insurance is in place. Nevertheless, a W&I insurance does not completely replace the indemnity and guarantee mechanisms included in the SPA due to the many exclusions and limitations that a W&I insurance puts in place.

 

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(English) Laurius assisted Copus Group with the acquisition of Bennet Engineering

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Buysse & Partners invests in Brantsandpatents

Laurius assisted Buysse & Partners with a capital investment in Brantsandpatents. This strategic partnership with founder Johan Brants and partner Ellen Crabbe will kick-start Brantsandpatents’ ambitious growth strategy in the specialized intellectual property sector.

Buysse & Partners is an independent investment group with a long-term private equity and real estate investment strategy, encompassing a diversified portfolio across Europe and Latin America.

Brantsandpatents is a Belgian consultancy firm with 25 employees focused on providing strategic advice on the protection of intellectual property rights and all matters concerning patents, innovations and inventions.

Click here for the article in ‘De Tijd’ or read the press release online.

 

Laurius successfully assisted BMB Bouwmaterialen (BME Group) with the acquisition of Gedimat Antwerp.

BME | Building Materials Europe is one of Europe’s leading distributors of building materials. Its activities in Belgium are focused on the brands ‘BMB Bouwmaterialen’ (building materials) and ‘STG’ (sanitary, heating and plumbing materials). With this bolt-on acquisition, the BME Group further strengthens its presence in the province of Antwerp as part of BMB Bouwmaterialen.
BMB Bouwmaterialen, with headquarters in Antwerp and a 40 year history of providing guidance and materials for construction and renovation projects, continues to expand and will have a network of 11 locations in Flanders by year-end.
Bridts (the company behind “Gedimat Antwerp”) offers a broad portfolio of building materials at their site in Aartselaar. Bridts employs 17 people and the former owner – Mr. Vincent van Genechten – will remain actively involved with the management of the company going forward.

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Laurius a assisté avec succès KeBeK Private Equity dans ses négociations avec Schelstraete Delacourt Associates

Laurius a assisté avec succès KeBeK Private Equity dans ses négociations avec Schelstraete Delacourt Associates suivant lesquelles KeBeK Private Equity a acquis une participation dans Schelstraete Delacourt Associates conjointement avec Frank Schelstraete, Vanessa Delacourt et Jonas Soensens. Suivant la transaction, 5 membres supplémentaires du management team ont rejoint le capital.

Schelstraete Delacourt Associates est active dans le executive search pour des profils de senior management, l’assistance aux conseils d’administration et la réalisation d’assessments. La société a été fondée par Frank Schelstraete en 1990 et est devenue, au fil des ans, un acteur de premier plan.

KeBeK est un fonds d’investissement belge indépendant qui investit dans des entreprises de taille moyenne bien établies, qui ont le potentiel nécessaire pour poursuivre leur croissance.

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Laurius assiste Kronos Group dans le cadre de son alliance avec Epsa et Kloepfel Group

Laurius a assisté avec succès la société Kronos Group dans le cadre de son alliance avec Epsa et son homologue allemand, Kloepfel Group. Ce triumvirat ainsi créé représente désormais l’une des plus grandes organisations paneuropéennes en conseils en transformation et en performance d’entreprises.

Fondée en 2011, Kronos Group apporte son expertise dans les domaines du conseil en achats, de la finance, de la transformation et de la gestion de projets. Leader de son marché, Kronos Group accompagne ses clients dans la transformation et la digitalisation de leurs entreprises.

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Laurius se renforce avec l’arrivée de trois nouveau associés

A partir du 1er septembre, Christina Trappeniers, Caroline Wildemeersch et Damien Stas de Richelle rejoindront Laurius provenant de chez Ambos. D’un seul coup, nous élargissons notre expertise de base et renforçons notre position en tant que cabinet d’avocats national de premier plan.

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