Press Release
24 June 2024

Goodwin Advises Rantum Capital on Financing for the Acquisition of Lyocontract

Global law firm Goodwin has advised Rantum Capital as lender in connection with the financing of the acquisition of LYOCONTRACT GmbH by financial investor Great Point Partners.

LYOCONTRACT is a leading niche pharmaceuticals company, providing contract manufacturing services for pharmaceutical products and biotechnological drugs. The company is headquartered in Ilsenburg (Saxony-Anhalt) and specializes in services in the field of lyophilization, also known as freeze-drying. Lyophilization is a process for drying sensitive pharmaceutical and biotechnological products, where water is removed from the product at low temperatures to enhance stability and shelf life.

Rantum Capital is a mid-market financier for the German-speaking region (DACH) founded by finance professionals, successful entrepreneurs and former DAX top executives. Currently, Rantum Capital manages three private debt funds focusing on flexible, tailor-made debt financings, as well as a private equity fund focusing on majority equity investments in medium-sized companies.

Goodwin’s transaction team was led by Munich partner Winfried M. Carli and Frankfurt associate Marius Garnatz and included associate Jakob Lutzenberger and transaction lawyer Rina Omura (both Munich, all Private Equity/Finance) as well as partner Oded Schein and associate Philipp Lauer (both Tax, Munich).