Trethowans Solicitors act for NAMSA in its acquisition of Medvance Ltd

24 Jan 2014

The Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Commercial Property Teams at Southampton and Salisbury based Trethowans Solicitors has advised US based North American Science Associates, Inc (NAMSA) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Medvance Ltd.

NAMSA it is leading global medical research organisation providing comprehensive services to advise clients and evaluate safety and efficacy of medical devices, IVDs and combination products Medvance Ltd is a clinical research and resourcing organisation located in Yorkshire, England and it is a full service contract research organisation specialising in medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics and combination products.

The acquisition by NAMSA adds dedicated support across UK and continental Europe to its already successful global footprint in the US, Germany, France and China. The combination of both companies allows NAMSA to have experts in nearly every therapeutic area to accelerate product development, market approval and extend market acceptance in all major markets around the globe.

Mike Watson, a Partner, and Lucy Grey, a Senior Associate, both in the Corporate & Commercial Team at Trethowans worked on the transaction, alongside Stephen Green of Baker Tilly. Mike commented "We were delighted to be engaged by NAMSA on the further expansion of its global business and brand into the UK by its acquisition of Medvance. The transaction further enhances our reputation as a "go to" Corporate & Commercial Team for transactional work not only in the region but beyond."

"NAMSA is pleased to now be able to offer Medvance’s regulatory, clinical and resourcing services along with our world-class expertise in R&D, biocompatibility and clinical research," said John Gorski, NAMSA’s President and CEO. "Having experts across even more geographies will help clients deliver their products even more effectively to the physicians and patients around the world who need them most. This acquisition further demonstrates NAMSA’s commitment to support our clients where and when they need it most."

"Trethowans did an excellent job for NAMSA. They provided thorough legal due diligence, sound advice, explanation of the UK legal system and their response time on all matters was superb. We were extremely satisfied," said Jane Kervin, NAMSA’s Vice-President of Mergers & Acquisitions.