Kirkland Advises GBL on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Sanoptis
Kirkland & Ellis is advising Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (“GBL”) on its definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Sanoptis, a leading network of ophthalmology clinics across Germany and Switzerland, from Telemos Capital. GBL is committing up to EUR 750 million in equity for this transaction. Sanoptis is the second largest European ophthalmology services provider with over 250 facilities, serving both publicly and privately insured patients.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Adrian Maguire, Vincent Bergin, Sebastian Häfele and Benjamin Leyendecker and associates Joseph O’Brien, Ece Osman and Greta-Josefin Harnisch; debt finance partner Evgeny Zborovsky; tax partners Peter Abbott and Katie Price; and antitrust partners Thomas Wilson and Philipp Gnatzy.