- Financial investor Telemos Capital signed an agreement on the sale of the Sanoptis network on April 19, 2022
- Investment holding company Groupe Bruxelles Lambert acquires majority stake
- Ebner Stolz supports the seller Telemos Capital with vendor assistance
Cologne, May 16, 2022 - Ebner Stolz is supporting Telemos Capital (Telemos) in the sale of a majority stake in the Sanoptis network to the investment holding company Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) in the form of vendor assistance.
Sanoptis is a leading network of excellent and independent facilities in the field of ophthalmology with over 200 locations in Germany and Switzerland.
Since Telemos partnered with Sanoptis management to form the company in 2018, it has become a leading provider of high-quality and innovative ophthalmic care in Europe. Today, the company operates more than 250 facilities in Germany and Switzerland and performs more than 1.3 million conservative and 170,000 surgical procedures annually. In recent years, Sanoptis has become a market leader in Germany and Switzerland through acquisitions and organic growth.
GBL is providing up to EUR 750 million in equity for this transaction. As part of the transaction, the existing management will increase its stake in the company through a significant reinvestment. This will ensure that Sanoptis continues to receive the necessary support in the next growth phase in Europe. Closing is expected in the coming months.
Ebner Stolz supported Telemos with a multidisciplinary M&A team of auditors, lawyers and tax advisors in the form of vendor assistance.
Team Ebner Stolz Vendor Assistance: Dr. Nils Mengen (Project Lead Partner, Financial Support), Christian Tonolini (Director, Financial Support), Dr. Jörg Nickel, Dr. Sarah Gersch-Souvignet und Dr. Eric Marx (all Partner Legal Support), Kerstin Reinhard (Counsel, Legal Support), Dr. Alexander Bohn (Partner Tax Support)
Tel. +49 711 2049-2956
Dr. Nils Mengen
Tel. +49 221 20643 151
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