Jun 2017

Audax Private Equity Announces the Acquisition of Altasciences Clinical Research

BOSTON, MA- Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Altasciences Company, Inc. (“Altasciences”), a leading early phase contract research organization (CRO) in North America. Audax acquired Altasciences from Kilmer Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Toronto, Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Altasciences, headquartered in Laval, Quebec, encompasses Algorithme Pharma, Vince & Associates Clinical Research, and Algorithme Pharma USA. Altasciences offers expertise in the execution of a wide range of New Drug Application (NDA) enabling clinical trials and support services including data management, biostatistics, medical writing, and bioanalysis.

*Geoffrey S. Rehnert, *Co-Chief Executive Officer, Audax Group, said,“Altasciences is a leader in the early phase clinical research industry. We look forward to working with Chris Perkin and the Altasciences team to continue building a leading platform through organic growth and add-on acquisitions.”

Chris Perkin, Chief Executive Officer, Altasciences, said “We are excited to be partnering with Audax for the next stage of our growth. Audax brings expertise and resources that will help us continue to build our market leadership position by expanding our service offering and value proposition to our clients through strategic acquisitions and growth initiatives.”

Fairmount Partners served as financial advisor to Altasciences. Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP served as counsel to Audax.