on the acquisition of majority stake in
February 2021

ARDIAN – majority stake in GBA Group

ARDIAN, the independent private investment company announces the acquisition of a majority stake in GBA Group. The parties have agreed not to disclose the volume of the transaction.

The GBA-Group is one of the leading laboratory and consulting service providers in Europe with core competencies in environmental, food and pharmaceutical analysis. Unique characteristics of the Company are its comprehensive & differentiated service and testing portfolio, strong service orientation, cutting edge innovation capabilities and its high customer loyalty. These features have assured the business a superior competitive positioning. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hamburg, GBA Group offers its services mainly in the DACH region.

ARDIAN is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$ 96bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.

taxess advised the buyers on tax and structural matters.

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