Following the high-profile purchase of a 45% stake in KKR-backed Alliance Boots in 2012, US pharmaceutical chain Walgreens is set to buy the remainder of the company.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses