Dechert Advises Cerberus and Covis Pharma on Sale of Covis Pharma to Apollo Global Management

February 06, 2020

Dechert advised Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”) and Covis Pharma BV (“Covis Pharma” or “Covis”), a global specialty pharmaceutical company, in connection with the acquisition of Covis by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. from an affiliate of Cerberus. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Subject to antitrust approval, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global leader in alternative investing with over US$42 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate strategies.

The cross-border Dechert team spanned North American and European offices and was led by corporate partners Mark Thierfelder, Gareth Clark and Christopher Field. The team included corporate associates Mark Evans, Barrett Schitka, Sarah Kupferman, Mihai Morar, Eddie Iqbal, Matthew Bernstein, Daniel Mansfield, Ivo Cavrak, Thomas Clarke, Anthony Frost, Rose Limaye, and Ruth Taylor; life sciences partner David Schulman; corporate/life sciences partner Robert Darwin; intellectual property partner Thomas Rayski and associates Noah Shier and Madeleine White; global finance partners John Markland, Scott Zimmerman, and Samantha Koplik and associate Zachary Goldberg; tax partner Steven Clemens and associate George Davis; employee benefits partner Eric Rubin and associates Sarah Burke and Michael Binko; labor partner Charles Wynn-Evans and counsel Jeffrey Rubin and associate Emma Byford; environmental partner Abbi Cohen; antitrust partner Rani Habash, national partner Laurence Bary, counsel Beverley Ang, and associate Michael Okkonen; anticorruption partner Darshak Dholakia and associate Hrishikesh Hari; real estate counsels Francois Quintard-Morenas and David Gervais and associate Freya Hocking; litigation partners Neil Steiner, Adam Silver, Michelle Bradfield and associates Adam Kidane, and Eleanor Pike. 

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