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Ropes & Gray Represents Avista Capital Partners in Acquisition of United BioSource

Practices: Private Equity, Health Care, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property Transactions, Life Sciences, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Tax

Ropes & Gray represented Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, in its acquisition of United BioSource, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company. The transaction was announced on November 27.

United BioSource, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., is a leading provider of pharmaceutical and patient support services, partnering with life science companies to make medicine and medical products safer and more accessible.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partners David Blittner and Bob Rivollier, health care partner Debbie Gersh, labor & employment partner Megan Bisk, finance partner Sunil Savkar, IP transactions partner James DeGraw, life sciences partner Kellie Combs, benefits partner Alexandra Alperovich and tax partner Leo Arnaboldi.