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October 10, 2014
LONDON, 10 October, 2014 — Covington & Burling is advising Consort Medical plc on the acquisition of Aesica Holdco Limited and its operating subsidiaries from private equity fund Silverfleet Capital and its management shareholders for a total consideration of approximately £230 million. Covington is also advising Consort Medical plc on the £98.9 million Rights Issue and New Debt Facility of £160 million to be used, inter alia, to fund the acquisition. Consort Medical plc is an international healthcare company focused primarily on developing and manufacturing disposable medical devices for drug delivery, particularly focused on respiratory, auto-injectors, nasal, nicotine delivery and point of care diagnostics. The company is listed and traded on the premium segment of the UK Listing Authority official list and on the London Stock Exchange’s main market. Aesica is one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisations. The London and Brussels-based Covington team is being led by partner Paul Claydon, and includes partners James Gubbins, Gregor Frizzell, Simon Amies, Kristian Wiggert and Miranda Cole, of counsel Guy Dingley and associates Sarah Hoult, Andrew Dalton, Alex Clarke, Simon Williams and Kristian Shearsby.