- SYZ Capital acquires a majority stake in SK Pharma Logistics GmbH in close partnership with Saturnus Capital
- The family-owned company based in Bielefeld, Germany, operates in the field of pharmaceutical logistics
- Ebner Stolz supported SYZ Capital and Saturnus Capital with a financial and fax due diligence as well as structuring advise
Stuttgart, Germany, February 9, 2022 - The auditing and consulting firm Ebner Stolz has supported SYZ Capital and Saturnus Capital on the acquisition of SK Pharma Logistics GmbH (SK Pharma) with a comprehensive financial and tax due diligence and, together with Swiss Nexia partner ADB Altdorfer Duss & Beilstein AG, with the tax structuring of the transaction.
SYZ Capital is a family-owned Swiss investment boutique specializing in private markets and offering access to niche investments in private equity and alternative investments.
Saturnus Capital AG is an owner-managed investment company focusing on medium-sized companies in Germany and Switzerland. Strategically, Saturnus Capital particularly focuses on the healthcare, business and consumer services, IT and industrial production markets.
SK Pharma was founded in 2003 by Stephan Krone and has established itself as a leading logistics service provider for European and globally active pharmaceutical companies. In this context, SK Pharma specializes in pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic and dietary products. The company provides the entire logistics value chain by offering turnkey solutions to its customers.
Together, SYZ Capital and Saturnus Capital will support SK Pharma in the next phase to grow both organically and through acquisitions. The goal is to consolidate the highly fragmented market for pharmaceutical logistics with SK Pharma. In the future, two representatives of Saturnus Capital as well as Marc Syz and Philippe Milliet as external industry experts will work closely with the Krone family on the advisory board and take an active role in the further development of SK Pharma.
Team Ebner Stolz: Dr Christoph Eppinger (Project-leading Partner), Endre Lazar (Project Lead Financial), Seema Rao and Jan-Niklas Herden (all Financial Due Diligence), Alexander Euchner (Partner), Tobias Schupp (all Tax Due Diligence und Tax Structuring)
Team ADB Altdorfer Duss & Beilstein AG: Pascal Taddei and Marco Buchmann (both Tax Structuring)
Phone +49 221 20643-628
Dr Christoph Eppinger
Phone +49 711 2049-1409
Phone +49 711 2049-1575
About Ebner Stolz
Ebner Stolz is one of the largest independent mid-market auditing and consulting firms in Germany and ranks among the top ten in the industry. The firm has decades of in-depth experience in auditing, tax consulting, legal consulting and management consulting. This broad spectrum is offered by 1,800 employees in the typical multidisciplinary approach in all major German cities and business centers. As a market leader in the SME sector, the firm primarily serves mid-sized industrial, commercial and service enterprises of all sizes and in every sector.
Ebner Stolz conducts cross-border audit and consulting engagements together with partners from Nexia International, one of the world's ten largest networks of consulting and auditing firms. Through Nexia, Ebner Stolz is represented in over 120 countries with more than 750 offices.
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