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Bayer divests its plasma unit to US investors

Executive Summary

Bayer AG has agreed to sell the plasma products business of Bayer Biological Products, a division of its US subsidiary Bayer HealthCare, to a newly formed company (initially called NPS BioTherapeutics) controlled by affiliates of the private US investment groups Cerberus Capital Management and Ampersand Ventures. The total consideration is €450mm ($590mm) in cash, a 10% stake in NPS, and potential earn-outs of up to $60mm.
Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Full Acquisition
    • Includes Earnout
    • Payment Includes Cash
    • Payment Includes Stock

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