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Golden Gate Capital in pole position to buy Kohlberg’s Phillips-Medisize

1 May 2014

hospital healthcare medical IV i-v dripGolden Gate Capital is reportedly in advanced talks to buy medical device maker Phillips-Medisize from fellow private equity firm Kohlberg & Co for close to $800m.

The firm has managed to beat off competition from other buyout houses according to Reuters, which cited people familiar with the matter.

Phillips-Medisize manufactured parts including surgical instruments and syringes, pumps and surgery kits.

Kohlberg bought into the business using its fifth flagship fund in 2010, before expanding it a year later by picking up Medisize Corp from Swedish private equity firm Ratos.

The company has annual sales of more than $500m according to its website.

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