Global leader in medical supplies
Montagu participated in EQT's acquisition of BSN in a €1.8 billion transaction in 2012. Montagu had previously led the 2006 buyout of BSN in 2006, acquiring the business from Beiersdorf AG and Smith& Nephew plc. Having sold the business to EQT, Montagu was subsequently invited to invest in their equity syndication.
BSN, with over €700 million in sales and approximately 4,000 employees, is one of the world's leading suppliers of wound care, compression therapy, and orthopaedic products to hospitals, pharmacies and sanitary shops.
In Wound Care, the company's diverse product portfolio includes both acute and advanced wound care products. The Compression Therapy business focuses predominantly on ready-to-wear and custom-made compression garments. In Orthopaedics, BSN offers a comprehensive range of products for fracture management and physiotherapy.
Montagu was pleased to have the opportunity to invest in BSN alongside its new owners. We considered this an excellent opportunity to invest in a business we know well, with a seasoned and trusted management team, and a business model offering a unique blend of defensive strength and proven growth potential.