McDermott Represents Ampersand Capital Partners in Business Combination of Vivitide and Biosynth Carbosynth


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Ampersand Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity fund, in its investment with KKR, a leading global investment firm, in the business combination of Biosynth Carbosynth, an innovative life sciences reagents, custom synthesis and manufacturing services company, and Vivitide Inc., a global leader in custom peptides and antibody services. Together, KKR and Ampersand plan to accelerate the company’s geographic expansion, broaden its capabilities and expand its product portfolio.

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