3 December 2023

Blenheim has advised the management of Julius Clinical Research on sale to Ampersand Capital Partners

Category: Mergers and acquisitions

Blenheim is proud to announce that CRO Julius Clinical Research has been acquired by Ampersand Capital Partners. Arjen Paardekooper, Dirk de Waard and Olivier Bergh assisted the management of Julius Clinical during this deal.

The investment by and partnership with Ampersand gives Julius Clinical the opportunity to further grow and expand their geographic footprint in Europe and North America.

Julius Clinical’s CEO, Martijn Wallert about the deal

“Julius Clinical is extremely pleased to have secured the support of Ampersand to help expand our expertise and geographic reach as a global research and scientific partner to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We’ve been on a growth journey at Julius Clinical, driven by a combination of world-class scientific expertise and clinical study execution skills.”

Daniel Spasic, incoming Chairman of Julius Clinical

“Julius Clinical has carved out a distinctive role in the clinical CRO landscape. The Company’s scientific heritage from UMC Utrecht and established KOL and research networks in CNS, renal, cardiometabolic and infectious diseases make it a highly differentiated CRO able to provide its customers with strong scientific support and clinical trial execution to advance new therapeutics and treatments for the benefit of patients globally. I am excited to work with Martijn and the talented team at Julius Clinical to further strengthen its position and grow the business.”

About Julius Clinical Research

Julius Clinical Research, founded in 2008 and based in Zeist, The Netherlands, is a scientifically focused CRO providing end-to-end clinical trial service to pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers, as well as governments and academia. Julius Clinical’s renowned scientific leaders are at the forefront of their fields, which combine with operational excellence and a global network of research sites to deliver tailor-made solution for customers and their clinical trials. With a focus on the therapeutic areas of neurology, renal, cardiometabolic and infectious diseases, Julius Clinical has grown to approximately 200 employees and has supported over 130 clinical trials, enrolling more than 200,000 participants in around 40 countries.

About Ampersand Capital Partners

Ampersand Capital Partners, founded in 1988, is a middle-market private equity firm with $3 billion of assets under management, dedicated to growth-oriented investments in the healthcare sector. With offices in Boston, MA, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ampersand leverages a unique blend of private equity and operating experience to build value and drive long-term performance alongside its portfolio company management teams. Ampersand has helped build numerous market-leading companies across each of the firm’s core healthcare sectors.

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