March 30, 2022

Willkie advised Unipex in its agreement to be acquired by Barentz International.

Barentz International, a global life science ingredients distributor, announced on March 22 that it will acquire Unipex, a leading French distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz, a portfolio company of Cinven, has operations in more than 60 countries. The acquisition of Paris-based Unipex is expected to further Barentz’s growth strategy to become the leading global life science distributor.

The Willkie team is led by partner Eduardo Fernandez and includes partner Faustine Viala, special European counsel Philippe Grudé and associates Marie Aubard and Camille Barrabino.