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Aug 2022
Sanquin Health Solutions
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Sanquin Health Solutions selling its reagents branch to the Dutch Gilde Healthcare

Sanquin Reagents

Sole Financial Adviser

Kempen & Co Deal Alert | Sole Financial Adviser in the sale of Sanquin Reagents by Sanquin Health Solutions to Gilde Healthcare

Transaction highlights

  • Sanquin Health Solutions (SHS), the commercial subsidiary of the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation to sell its reagents branch to Gilde Healthcare, a specialized Dutch investment company in the healthcare sector
  • Sanquin Reagents produces and sells blood group and immune reagents for diagnostic research and drug development to a global clients base consisting of international research labs, hospitals and diagnostic test equipment manufacturers. Its products meet the highest quality requirements and generated around €25 million in revenue in the past year
  • With Gilde Healthcare, SHS has found a formidable and ambitious investor with an impressive track record deemed capable of facilitating and accelerating further upscaling and development of Sanquin Reagents
  • The acquisition, which is still subject to customary approval under the Works Councils Act, is expected to be completed in the coming months
  • This transaction marks the third carve-out transaction in the past two years in which Kempen & Co acted as a financial adviser to a leading healthcare organisation in the Benelux, following the sale of Galapagos’ CRO subsidiary Fidelta in 2021 and the spin-out of InnoSIGN (mRNA tests) out of Philips in March 2022

About Sanquin Reagents

Sanquin Reagents is part of Sanquin Health Solutions and has been an active player in the field of laboratory diagnostics by developing, producing and supplying both conventional and innovative products for diagnostics for more than 40 years. Sanquin Reagents develops and produces reagents for blood grouping and specific plasma proteins (IgG subclasses, cytokines, CD monoclonals). These reagents are for in vitro diagnostic use or for research use only and with these products, Sanquin Reagents aims to enhance the health of people.

About Sanquin Health Solutions

It is the mission of Sanquin Health Solutions to fully unlock and utilize the potential of blood and science for the benefit of patients. SHS is the parent company of Sanquin's private activities in the fields of diagnostics, in vitro reagents, technology innovation and science campus development. SHS also has a number of participating interests. SHS is 100% owned by the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation. Proceeds from SHS's commercial activities benefit, among other things, its research activities, which are used to develop new drugs and treatment methods.

Background Kempen & Co Life Sciences & Healthcare’

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  • Lead manager in the USD 127 million Global Offering of Merus
  • Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the €31.5 million Euronext IPO by MaaT Pharma
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