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Uriach-Laborest-10-09-2015 - C.W. Downer & amp; Co. | International Middle Market Investment Banking

Uriach-Laborest-10-09-2015 - C.W. Downer & amp; Co. | International Middle Market Investment Banking

C.W. Downer & amp; Co. Advises Uriach on the Acquisition of Labor

BOSTON, October 22, 2015 - C.W. Downer & amp; Co., the leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Uriach has acquired a majority stake in Laborest, S.r.l., one of Italy's leading food supplements companies. The deal closed on October 9th, 2015, and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"This is a very important step for the internationalization of our Consumer Health division and we are grateful to CW Downer & Co "Said Oriol Segarra, CEO of Uriach.

Founded more than 175 years ago in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Uriach is one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies in Europe. Uriach is the leading independent player in the over-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals market, marketing household brands such as Aero-Red, Biodramine, Fisiocrem, Halibut, Innovage, Filvit, Utabon and Fave Of Fuca, as well as its natural food supplements range sold under the Aquilea umbrella brand. This acquisition marks one of the Consumer Health division's first ventures into the international market.

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Labor was founded 15 years ago in Nerviano, Italy, and is a leading Italian pharmaceutical company active in one of the most important and educated Food supplements markets in Europe. A team of 150 salespeople market the company's products to physicians nationwide who in turn recommend these products to their patients. A May 2015 article stated that eight out of ten Italians take supplements & amp; Eat functional foods, while nutritional ingredients trade group, Federsalus (, indicated that one out of three Italian specialist doctors and more than half of the general practitioners advise the use of supplements.

"The Labor is a great example of the immediate synergies one can achieve by combining the product portfolios and sales forces of two European OTC companies," added Nicholas Balk, Associate with C.W. Downer & amp; Co.

The C.W. Downer & amp; Mr. Guido Siebiera, Mr. Nicholas Balk and Mr. Pietro Ceresa.

About C.W. Downer & amp; Co.

C.W. Downer & amp; Co. is an independent, global investment bank offering middle-market clients at high level of personal attention coupled with 40 years of international execution experience. We provide insight, not just information. We generate value, not just transactions. With nine fully integrated offices on four continents, we consistently identify the most appropriate strategic buyer and uncover hidden acquisition targets. C.W. Downer & amp; Co. delivers the reach of a bulge-bracket investment bank with the senior level focus of a boutique. For more information, visit

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