Boyanov & Co has advised BioIVT on its acquisition of Fidelis Research. Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, BDK Advokati, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli have advised BioIVT on Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, and Turkish law-related matters, respectively. Hristov & Partners advised Integrity Capital Investments on the sale. Penkov Markov & Partners advised the other sellers.
BioIVT provides biospecimens, research models, and drug and diagnostic development services. The company specializes in control and disease-state biospecimens including human and animal tissues, cell products, blood, and other biofluids.
Fidelis Research is a Sofia-headquartered clinical biospecimen collection network in Southeastern Europe.
"This transaction further increases the scale and depth of BioIVT’s global operations by adding new clinical collection sites, which are predominantly hospital-based, focused on oncology, heme-oncology, and autoimmune cases. We now have an exemplary global footprint for the collection and provision of high-quality, fully annotated, disease-state biospecimens in Europe, Asia, and the US," BioIVT CEO Richard Haigh commented. "Through Fidelis Research, we deepen our presence in Europe and can provide our clients with a broad array of fresh, clinically collected, disease-state tissues and biofluids, and expanded cell products globally."
The Boyanov & Co team was led by Partner Yordan Naydenov and included Senior Counsel Svetlina Kortenska, Counsel Mihail Vishanin, and Senior Associate Nedyalka Novakova.
The DTB team included Managing Partner Emir Bahtijarevic and Attorneys-at-Law Dina Salapic and Dominik Glavina.
BDK Advokati’s team consisted of Senior Partner Vladimir Dasic, Senior Associates Jelena Zelenbaba and Marija Gligorevic, and Associate Bozidar Simovic.
The NNDKP team included Partners Gabriela Cacerea and Anca Pascu, Counsel Madalina Panca, Senior Associate Mihai Fifoiu, and Associate Oana Popescu.
The Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli team included Managing Partner Umut Kolcuoglu, Partner Bihter Bozbay Inan, Managing Associate Alp Ercetin, Associates Tugce Ecem Evin, Berkay Unel, and Duygu Yurtal, and Trainee Associate Serra Nur Kahvecioglu.
Editor’s Note: After this article was published, Penkov Markov & Partners announced that its team was led by Managing Partner Nikolay Cvetanov and included Partner Roman Stoyanov and Senior Associate Boris Lazarov.