Macfarlanes advises Sterling Pharma Solutions and GHO Capital Partners in relation to the transfer of Sterling

25 May 2023

Macfarlanes has advised Sterling Pharma Solutions and GHO Capital Partners as seller (GHO), a European specialist investor in global healthcare, on the transfer of Sterling, a leading pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation.

GHO are reinvesting in Sterling alongside Partners Group. Partners Group is acquiring a significant minority stake. GHO remain Sterling’s majority shareholder.

GHO first partnered with Sterling Pharma Solutions in 2019 in a transaction on which Macfarlanes advised GHO. The new investment will support Sterling in expanding its production capacity across the UK, Europe and the US.

The Macfarlanes team was led by Corporate and M&A partner Alex Edmondson with assistance from M&A senior counsel Will David and associate Jessica Tang.