Recent private equity platform acquisitions
and their buy-and-build programs

Partners Group acquired Cerba Healthcare


In January 2017, Switzerland-based private equity firm Partners Group and Canadian state-owned pension investment firm PSP acquired Cerba Healthcare, a France-based operator of clinical pathology laboratories, for a total consideration of US$ 1,920. After the transaction, the Cerba platform is further strengthened with the acquisitions of:

Apax Partners acquired Unilabs


In December 2016, UK-based private equity firm Apax Partners acquired Unilabs, a Switzerland-based diagnostics company engaged in the provision of laboratory medicine and radiology services, for a total consideration of US$1,588 million. After the transaction, Unilabs made several add-on acquisitions, of which a selection is listed below:

Bridgepoint acquired Element


In December 2015, UK-based private equity firm Bridgepoint Advisers acquired Element Materials Technology, a Netherlands-based operator of a network of laboratories. With the support of the new shareholder, Element Materials Technology completed, amongst others, the following transactions:

Omers acquired Trescal


In December 2017, Canada-based private equity firm Omers acquired Trescal, a France-based company engaged in providing verification, calibration and measurement services for the test and measurement equipment market. Recent acquisitions of Trescal include: