UK-based private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital is the front runner to acquire the generic drugs division of Merck. GPC is bidding in association with Indian company Torrent Pharmaceuticals and backing from Fortress Group and Tudor Investment. The deal is expected to value the EUR 1.8bn sales generic drugs business at EUR 4bn.
GP also announced the refinancing of online gardening retailer YouGardem, scoring a 60% cost return
CDP Venture and Tim Ventures take part in the round, alongside Club Digital and Club Italia Investimenti 2
Deal is the second from Bid Equity II, which held a close in November 2019 and targets B2B software
Early-stage investor Italian Angels for Growth and Swiss holding company Brahma also take part in the round