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XMS Capital Partners Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to H2 Equity Partners on the Purchase of Aquilant and Parallel Investment into Healthcare21

August 13, 2018

DUBLIN, IRELAND, August 13, 2018 — XMS Capital Partners, LLC (“XMS”), a global, independent financial services firm focused on providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services, announced that it served as financial advisor to H2 Equity Partners in the creation of a leading Healthcare distribution business in Europe.

H2 Equity Partners recently completed the acquisition of Aquilant – a subsidiary of UDG Healthcare Plc – and has reached agreement to invest in the Healthcare 21 Group with the aim of facilitating the creation of a new market-leading group consisting of Aquilant and Healthcare 21. The envisaged transaction is subject only to Competition Authority approval and is expected to complete by the end of September 2018.

The combined companies will have a turnover in excess of €150 million and employ 450 people across Ireland, the UK, Germany and Austria. The businesses complement each other extremely well and the combined group offers an expanded product portfolio in many exciting therapy areas. In addition, the combined group’s infrastructure and expertise will ensure that both companies can maintain focus on their current plans and continue to deliver world class outcomes for their customers and suppliers alike.

Healthcare 21, Aquilant and H2 Equity Partners expect to accelerate the growth of the combined group as they drive to become Europe’s largest and best-in-class provider of outsourced sales, marketing and service solutions for the new group’s suppliers and customers.

XMS Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to H2 Equity Partners in connection with the transaction.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing investment banking, asset management and merchant banking services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, London and Dublin.

XMS provides Involvement BankingTM, which goes beyond transaction oriented investment banking and focuses on delivering objective, value added advice and custom tailored solutions to help clients achieve their strategic goals. It consistently creates value for its clients by giving them access to comprehensive, independent M&A, strategic advisory, financial restructuring, capital structure advisory and private capital advisory expertise.

XMS Capital Partners, LLC is a FINRA member and SIPC member. XMS Capital Partners (UK) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information, please visit

About H2 Equity Partners

H2 Equity Partners is a leading independent investment firm founded in 1991, making investments in medium-sized companies with significant growth or improvement potential. The H2 team has built an exceptional track record of acquiring, strengthening and growing fundamentally attractive businesses. H2 invests in companies across all sectors, that have strong market positions and competitive advantages, which can benefit from the extensive international operating experience of the H2 team.

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