Philippe Charbon, CEO and founder of Apsalys, is handing over the reins ahead of his retirement at the end of the year. He is selling 100% of the capital of the Pessac-based company to the Vulcain Engineering group, backed by Equistone and Sagard. The financing of this transaction was arranged by D&A Corporate Finance.
Apsalys is a French company on a human scale (around ten employees), with a long history in the life sciences, regulatory and information systems markets. Its customers are small, medium-sized and large companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and other regulated industries. It is involved in regulatory affairs, quality and market access for healthcare products, and provides a software solution to support the launch and marketing of healthcare products.
Apsalys stands out in a niche market thanks to its exclusive partnership in France, Switzerland and Belgium with software publisher Master Control for e-QMS 5 (quality management systems) activities, distributing quality monitoring and control solutions for laboratories.
Vendor: Philippe Charbon (director and founder)
- Vulcain Engineering: Frédérique Grard, Alban Guilloteau
- Equistone Partners
Attorney for the seller : Cornet Vincent Séguel (Stéphanie Gérard)
M&A Advisor to the seller : Clarfield International (Laurence d'Halleine)
Purchasing attorneys: Lawderis Avocats (Faustine Carrière, Bertrand Araud)
DD Financial Purchasers: KPMG TS (Yoann Lefort)
M&A Advisory for the buyers: D&A Partners (Jérôme Da Silva, François Dubourg)