KD Pharma Group is a worldwide leading omega-3 ingredients producer focused on highly purified omega-3 fatty acids for Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. Since the acquisition by capiton IV fund in 2013, KD Pharma has grown from a single-digit revenue business to one of the industry’s largest players.
capiton initiated a GP-led single-asset secondary transaction to provide its portfolio company KD Pharma with the necessary Duration and follow-on capital to finance the significant future growth potential expected. The transaction was highly oversubscribed enabling capiton to successfully close the fundraising for its new single-asset continuation fund.
Through a competitive bidding process, the transaction gives existing limited partners of capiton IV fund the option to (partially or fully) sell their stake in KD Pharma or to stay (partially or fully) invested in KD Pharma via a continuation fund and participate in the expected upside potential. The transaction also gives new Investors the opportunity to invest in a very attractive, strongly growing portfolio company. Pantheon and Aberdeen Standard Investments participated as principal new investors alongside other renowned institutions.
Under the new fund structure capiton will continue to manage ist portfolio company KD Pharma as general partner post-closing. capiton is planning to further grow the business organically both via increased internationalisation and product expansion, leveraging KD Pharma’s leading market position, as well as through targeted acquisitions. For this, a new debt package has been secured for KD Pharma Group in parallel to the secondary transaction, as well.
capiton was supported in this secondary transaction by PJT Park Hill (secondary advice), CMS Hasche Sigle, P+P Pöllath + Partners, Stephenson Harwood (legal advice), EY (finance, tax, structuring), Roland Berger (commercial) and Duff & Phelps (Fairness opinion). The new investors were supported by Debevoise & Plimpton and Hogan Lovells (legal advice) as well as Euclid Transactional (W&I insurance). Herter & Co. advised capiton in the debt refinancing process. The transaction was notarized by BMH Bräutigam.
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