A leading European manufacturer of primary plastic packaging for the pharmaceutical industry.
Risdon Pharma was the European leader in blow moulded containers such as eye droppers and nasal sprays, and a major player in the fast-growing segment of drug delivery systems, such as metered dosage anti-asthma inhalers.
In March 2002, Montagu acquired Risdon Pharma from Crown Cork and Seal Inc. ("Crown") for €97 million. Following an approach from a number of interested trade acquirors, in August 2003 the company was sold to Rexam Plc.
The success of this transaction was based upon the robust commitment shown by the management team to lead their own buyout. We gave them the support they needed to make the deal happen and built an understanding that allowed us together to make the key strategic decisions that underpinned the value increase in the business and subsequent exit.
In 2014 we partnered again with the management team in the carve-out transaction of Nemera, formally Rexam’s Healthcare Devices division.