Silver Investment Partners strengthens specialty pharmaceuticals distributor Lucien Ortscheit by acquiring import specialist Juers

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised Silver Investment Partners (SIP) on the acquisition of Juers Group. SIP invested via GPW (German Pharma Wholesale) Holding GmbH, of which SIP is the majority shareholder.

The acquired companies of the Juers Group will be combined with the existing GWP investment Lucien Ortscheit under the roof of GPW. Lucien Ortscheit has been part of SIP's portfolio since mid-2020. Juers Group's import focus complements Lucien Ortscheit's export focus. Together, the companies aim to further drive growth. SIP, as majority shareholder of GPW, will support the companies in their further development as an entrepreneurial partner.

Juers Pharma is a leading international specialty pharmaceuticals distributor, focusing on the import of medicines to Germany, under Section 73(3) of the German Medicinal Products Act. The company was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1993 and has become an established partner of numerous German pharmacies and hospital pharmacies.

Lucien Ortscheit is a leading international specialty pharmaceuticals distributor focusing on unlicensed medicines and comparator drugs for clinical trials. Lucien Ortscheit generates most of its sales through international exports. Lucien Ortscheit was founded in 1963 in Saarbrücken, Germany. Today, the company’s loyal customer base includes thousands of customers from over 60 countries.

SIP is an independent equity finance investor for medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As an entrepreneurial, experienced and trusted partner, SIP engages in majority and minority interests in companies with revenues between 5 and 100 million euros, with a focus on companies with revenues between 10 and 50 million euros.

The KWM team led by Dr. Peter Polke has already advised SIP on the acquisition of Lucien Ortscheit.

Advisors to Silver Investment Partners:
Dr. Peter Polke, Hanno Brandt, Chahinaz Abdellaoui (PSL) (all Corporate), Martin Gliewe (Employment), Markus Hill, Viktoria Rosbach (both Tax)