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Vemedia

Status
Realised
Country
Netherlands
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry
Dec-12
Exit
Oct-16
Fund
IK 2007

Fast growing producer of leading self-medication brands

Vemedia develops, produces and sells owned, branded OTC (Over-The-Counter) pharmaceuticals in selected European countries.

Vemedia is the market leader in the calming & sleeping self-medication in Europe with strong market positions in the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Spain with its Valdispert and Sleepzz brands. In addition, the Company has strong positions with Excilor brand in medicated footcare. With headquarters in Diemen, Vemedia is the largest self-medication company in the Netherlands, in part through its vitamin brands Dagravit, Roter and Optimax.

Vemidia was acquired in December 2012 by the IK 2007 Fund. It was later sold in October 2016 to an entity owned by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP and which also owns La Coopération Pharmaceutique.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Increase organic growth through new product development;
  • Further expansion into selected European countries; and
  • Execute a focused consolidation strategy in the fragmented OTC market.

Investment Team

Frederik Jacobs

Director
Amsterdam