NautaDutilh assists Patheon, Inc. a leading provider of contract development and manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry in the contemplated acquisition of Banner Pharmacaps ("Banner"), a specialty pharmaceutical business dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms from VION N.V., a global manufacturer of foodstuffs and ingredients based in the Netherlands.
The acquisition will be structured as a purchase of all of the shares of the entities through which Banner conducts its operations, for a purchase price of U.S. $255 million, subject to working capital and other adjustments. The acquisition is subject to applicable regulatory approvals and other customary terms and conditions, and is expected to close by the end of calendar 2012. NautaDutilh co-counsels with Reed Smith on this transaction.
The NautaDutilh team is led by Ruud Smits and is made up of the following lawyers, Albert van der Kolk, Valerie Verberne, Arthur van Rossem, Sophie van Sadelhoff, Paul van Dongen, Maarten Buma, Saskia Bijl de Vroe, Nelien Ploegstra and Bart Keupink.