Ardian in talks to buy majority stake in Healthy Group

Healthy Group is the parent company of Aprium Pharmacie.

  • Sagard will sell its majority stake as part of the transaction
  • Healthy Group’s CEO Emmanuel Schoffler and the management team to reinvest in the company
  • Ardian is a private investment house that manages $160bn of assets

Ardian has entered talks to acquire a majority stake in Healthy Group, the parent company of Aprium Pharmacie, alongside Bpifrance, MACSF and the management team.

Aprium Pharmacie is a pharmacy group in the French market with over €1.6 billion in sales. It has more than 470 pharmacies across France.

Sagard, which has been a shareholder of Healthy Group since its inception, will sell its majority stake as part of the transaction.

Healthy Group’s CEO Emmanuel Schoffler and the management team will reinvest in the company.

Bpifrance and MACSF, the growth team at Ardian will aim to accelerate the growth momentum of the pharmacy network by providing the resources Healthy Group needs, according to a release. This will be done through the sustained development of the services and advisory offering, the expansion of the digital tools and training made available and the continued development of the private label, the release said.

Ardian and the management also aim to implement an external growth strategy and to initiate international expansion, the release added.

Paris-based Ardian is a private investment house that manages $160 billion of assets.

Bpifrance is a French national investment bank based in Paris. Bpifrance Investissement manages Bpifrance’s equity investments.

MACSF is an insurance company with a turnover of around €2 billion.