Audax to sell Laborie to Investor AB’s Patricia Industries

Audax Private Equity agreed to sell Laborie Medical Technologies to Patricia Industries, a part of Investor AB. Financial terms were not disclosed.


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) has entered into agreement to sell Laborie Medical Technologies (“Laborie” or the “Company”) to Patricia Industries, a part of Investor AB, in conjunction with management and other investors.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Laborie Medical Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative medical devices for urological, pelvic health and gastrointestinal applications. The company’s products are used in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and other urological and GI conditions. Laborie supplies physician offices, hospitals, and mobile providers on six continents. Since Audax’ initial investment in 2012, Laborie has completed 14 acquisitions to expand product lines and enter international markets.

Geoffrey Rehnert, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Audax Group, “Brian Ellacott and the entire Laborie team have done an extraordinary job transforming the Company through add-on acquisitions and product development from a manufacturer of capital equipment for urodynamic testing into a fully-integrated medical device company with a market-leading position in urology and a rapidly growing gastroenterology business. We are proud of the shared accomplishment and wish Laborie continued success with its new partner.”

Brian Ellacott, CEO of Laborie said, “Audax was a tremendously valuable partner to Laborie. Together we executed a transformational growth strategy which included 14 add-on acquisitions. We are excited to continue growing Laborie in partnership with Patricia Industries.”

Jefferies LLC. and Harris Williams & Co. served as exclusive financial advisors to Laborie and Audax. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Stikeman Elliott LLP served as legal advisors to Laborie and Audax. Lazard Middle Market served as exclusive financial adviser to Patricia Industries and Goodwin Procter was legal advisor.


Laborie is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of pelvic health and gastrointestinal medical equipment and consumables. Since its founding in 1967, Laborie has been committed to delivering innovative, complete solutions that provide better diagnostics and treatment outcomes to patients worldwide.


Since its founding in 1999, Audax Private Equity has been focused on building leading middle market companies. Audax has invested over $3.5 billion in 99 platform and 498 add-on companies. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. Audax Private Equity is an integral part of Audax Group, an alternative asset management firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. With offices in Boston, New York, and Menlo Park, Audax Group has over $10 billion in assets under management across its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses. For more information, visit the Audax Group website