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Fredericks Michael & Co. advised WerfenLife SA (ES) on the divestiture of its French subsidiary ABS (FR) to Albyn Medical SL (ES)

Fredericks Michael & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor to WerfenLife SA, a leading in vitro diagnostic solutions developer, manufacturer and distributor of highly specialized products for Healthcare and Life Sciences, on the divestiture of its French subsidiary ABS to Albyn Medical SL.

Under Albyn’s management, the divestiture will give ABS new life within the rising endoscopy market.

“This transaction will directly impact Albyn’s presence in the French Market adding a highly motivated and well-trained direct sales organization”, stated Luis Collantes, CEO of Albyn.

FM&Co. advised WerfenLife on a multi-step engagement process which included preparation of selling materials, contacting potential buyers, coordinating due diligence process, transaction structuring, and assistance in the negotiations through closing of the transaction.

About WerfenLife SA

WerfenLife is a global organization, headquartered in Barcelona. It is devoted to the R&D, production and distribution of highly specialised products for health and life sciences. Its product portfolio includes in vitro diagnostics where it is world leader in Hemostasis, Critical Care and Autoimmunity; Medical Devices and Scientific Instrumentation. Founded in 1966, WerfenLife currently operates directly in over 30 countries and in more than 100 territories via distributors. For more information, visit

About ABS 

ABS is an established actor in the fields of Gastroenterology, Urology and Gynecology. Founded in 1984, the company rapidly became one of the major actors of the endoscopy market in France and an undisputed leader in digestive function tests. In 2001 the company became a subsidiary of WerfenLife. After the closing of the transaction, the company will change its name to ABS Albyn Medical.

About Albyn Medical SL

Albyn specializes in the manufacture and supply of systems and consumables for Urology, Gynecology and Gastroenterology. Since 1985, Albyn has been designing, developing, producing and supplying equipment and consumables to a world-wide customer base in over 50 countries through direct-sales subsidiaries in the U.K. and Germany as well as an international distribution network. Originally founded in Scotland (UK), Albyn Medical’s headquarters are currently based in Navarra (Spain), where the company has a dedicated production and distribution facility, and an R&D centre. For more information, visit

About Fredericks Michael & Co.
Established since 1984, Fredericks Michael provides distinctive financial advisory solutions to large corporations, private and family-controlled businesses, and financial sponsors seeking to execute cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
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