Media release

LGT Private Debt arranges unitranche facility to support Gilde Healthcare with acquisition of Sanquin Reagents

LGT Private Debt, an affiliate of LGT Capital Partners, is pleased to announce that it has provided debt facilities to support Gilde Healthcare in their acquisition of Sanquin Reagents, an international producer in the field of hematology and immunology reagents.

Pfaeffikon, 7 November 2022. Sanquin Reagents, headquartered in Amsterdam (NL), produces and sells blood grouping and immune reagents, materials necessary for diagnostic research and drug development. The company has built a brand reputation for high product quality, reliability and innovation, becoming a key partner in developing custom-made reagents for industry-leading diagnostic equipment providers. Supported by Gilde Healthcare, Sanquin Reagents intends to expand its research capabilities and scale up its production of diagnostic tests to further strengthen its leading position in the development of immune reagents.

Jonathan Smith, a Managing Director at LGT Private Debt, said: “We are delighted to arrange a unitranche facility to support Gilde Healthcare in completing the acquisition of Sanquin Reagents, and look forward to continuing to work with them and management. We believe Gilde Healthcare is the right partner to further leverage the company’s research and production capabilities and to accelerate its future growth plans.”

Hugo de Bruin, Partner at Gilde Healthcare, said: “LGT Private Debt has demonstrated its ability to understand the strong potential of Sanquin Reagents, and was committed to delivering a tailor-made financing solution to meet the company’s requirements. We are pleased to team up with a lender engaged with our vision for the future of the company.”

LGT Capital Partners

LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 80 billion in assets under management and more than 600 institutional clients in 43 countries. An international team of over 650 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Raleigh, Dublin, London, Paris, Vaduz, Frankfurt am Main, Luxembourg, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.

LGT Private Debt operates as a private debt competence center focused on arranging and underwriting private debt investments for sponsored buy-outs of mid-market companies on a pan-European basis. Set up in 2005, the team is composed of 23 investment professionals based in Paris, London and Frankfurt, has completed over 118 transactions, and now has approximately EUR 2.6 billion of funds under management.


Sebastian Kistner

Head of Corporate Communications


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