Ardian, a world leading private investment house, has acquired a majority stake in GBA Group (“GBA”) alongside GBA’s management team and Quadriga Capital. Cowen exclusively advised Ardian on the acquisition financing. Closing of the transaction took place in April 2021.
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hamburg, GBA Group is a leading independent testing, inspection and certification provider of bio-analytical laboratory services in the DACH region with a strong presence in Belgium and Poland. GBA’s core testing service competencies are focused on the most attractive and resilient fields of food & beverage, pharmaceutical and environmental analytics.