Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of Altasciences to Novo Holdings

Altasciences is a leading, fully-integrated, early drug development services platform, providing the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with a trusted partner for drug development, from preclinical safety testing through clinical proof-of-concept studies. Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Altasciences operates six facilities in the U.S. and Canada and employs over 1,300 people.

Audax invested in Altasciences in 2017, partnering with management to pursue strategic acquisitions and to accelerate organic growth. Altasciences completed three acquisitions under Audax’ ownership, growing its footprint and expanding its service offerings into preclinical safety testing and pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing.

Joe Rogers, Managing Director at Audax, said, “We are pleased to complete the sale of Altasciences to Novo Holdings, and wish the team well as they continue their important work. We are proud of the tremendous growth Altasciences achieved under our ownership and are confident that the business is well-positioned to continue capitalizing on the growing market for drug development services.”

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Soure: Business Wire