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Allen & Overy advising A.P. Moller Holding on its acquisition of Unilabs

Allen & Overy is advising A.P. Møller Holding A/S (A.P. Moller Holding), the parent company of the A.P. Moller Group, on its acquisition of Unilabs from funds advised by Apax Partners.

Unilabs combines laboratory, pathology and imaging expertise for patients and caregivers. Its extensive network of more than 200 laboratories and 180 imaging centres employs 12,600 people across 15 countries in Europe and selected emerging markets, and conducts 210 million laboratory tests and 4 million imaging examinations annually.

The parties have agreed not to disclose transaction details. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Commenting on the deal, A&O private equity M&A partner Karan Dinamani said: “We are very proud to have acted for A.P. Moller Holding in relation to this strategic transaction which shows A&O’s unique ability to marry sector and regulatory expertise across the world together with market leading private equity M&A advice.”

The A&O team was led by private equity M&A partner Karan Dinamani, with associates Caroline Crawford, Felix Jiang and Alain Jalbert, and trainee Saeed Mahmood, together with fellow private equity M&A partner Stephen Lloyd, senior associate Chris Sabine, associate Mateusz Maciejewski, and trainees Amith Yedugondla and Olivia Pryor, tax counsel Tim Harrop and associate Soyeon Lim. The broader team also comprised lawyers from A&O’s offices in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the UAE. A&O also worked with Mannheimer Swartling in Sweden, PLMJ in Portugal, Haavind in Norway and NKF in Switzerland.