Ropes & Gray Advises Avista on Investment into French Pharma Company Cooper Consumer Health
Ropes & Gray is advising specialist healthcare investment firm Avista Capital Partners on its partnership with Yvan Vindevogel, the founder of consumer health company Vemedia, and CVC Capital Partners on an investment in French pharmaceutical company, Cooper Consumer Health from Charterhouse Capital Partners. The deal is subject to workers’ council information and consultation and to the approval of relevant regulatory authorities.
Headquartered in Paris, Cooper manufactures and distributes a diversified portfolio of branded and basic products on an international basis, to 30 export markets. Its products offering includes over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements and medical devices.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity transactions partner Helen Croke and associate Laura Kayani with antitrust partner Ruchit Patel and associate Vincenzo Volpe (all based in London) and tax partner Leo Arnaboldi (New York).