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White & Case Advises CVC on investment in FutureLife

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised CVC Capital Partners, through CVC Capital Partners VIII, on its investment in FutureLife a.s. alongside the company's current investor Hartenberg Holding.

"White & Case has advised CVC on this strategically significant transaction which adds to its impressive experience of partnering with ambitious Czech-headquartered businesses to support their international expansion," said White & Case partner Jan Andruško, who co-led the Firm's deal team. "The deal also adds to our impressive track record in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector."

White & Case partner Steve Worthington said: "White & Case has built a strong relationship with CVC over recent years, advising on a number of significant mandates globally. This important investment again demonstrates our strength in private equity as well as our deep knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector."

CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 24 offices throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US, with approximately US$115 billion in assets under management. Since its founding in 1981, CVC has secured commitments in excess of US$163 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies.

Headquartered the Czech Republic, FutureLife is a leading pan-European provider of IVF and related genetics services, with a presence across eight European markets including Czech Republic, Ireland, Netherlands, Finland, Romania and Estonia. It has 42 clinics and performs more than 39,000 IVF cycles annually, IVF add-on and laboratory services as well as biological and surgical treatments.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was co-led by partners Jan Andruško (Prague) and Steve Worthington (Abu Dhabi & London), and included local partners Jan Stejskal and Jan Jakoubek (both Prague) and associates Ben von Maur, Elena Ruggiu, Anna Rawlence, James Charteris-Black (all London), Iva Cechrakova, Monika Sedlackova and Lukas Pavlik (all Prague).

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