Penningtons Manches advises Wainwright Associates on sale to Yes Pharma Services

Posted: 21/08/2015


Buckinghamshire-based Wainwright Associates Limited, a leading UK-based consultancy specialising in EU regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance, has merged with YES Pharma Services GmbH (YES), a knowledge-based service provider in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetics sector. YES acquired 100% of the share capital of Wainwright Associates Limited.

A multi-disciplinary corporate, employment and real estate team from Penningtons Manches acted for Chris and Penny Wainwright, the selling shareholders of Wainwright Associates Limited. Guildford corporate partner, Simon Bickerdike had overall responsibility for the team which comprised employment partner, Mike Cole and Bryan Park, Clare Coley, Conor Geoghegan and Sam Davies. Mike O’Connor and Mary Edwards from BCMS Corporate were lead advisors to the shareholders in relation to the marketing and ultimate sale of Wainwright Associates Limited.

Commenting on the relationship between the firm and Wainwright Associates, Chris and Penny Wainwright said: "It has been a pleasure working with the team from Penningtons Manches during the sale of our company. They made a complicated process very easy to follow and guided us every step of the way. We commend their professionalism to others seeking expert advice and support in the M&A arena."

Founded in January 1999, Wainwright Associates Limited has grown organically through a combination of client referrals and repeat business. During this period, the company engaged a team of more than 30 high calibre professionals and invested heavily in their training, development and growth.

Since its establishment in 1994, YES has grown steadily to almost 200 people with locations in Germany, the USA, Brazil, India and Spain. YES is an owner-managed company and one of the biggest and best known European service companies in the area of drug development, regulatory affairs and drug safety.


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