PAI Partners Is In Talks To Buy Cerba European Lab

PARIS (Reuters) – French private equity firm PAI Partners entered exclusive discussions to acquire a majority stake in Cerba European Lab from Nordic private equity firm IK Investment Partners, Cerba said on Tuesday.

Headquartered in Saint-Ouen-L’Aumone, Cerba performs around 2,000 different types of tests, the company said.

The European medical sector has shown signs of investor interest in recent months, reflecting its relative resilience during the economic slowdown.

Other medical service firms for sale include Medi-Partenaires, owned by LBO France, and Scandanavian healthcare and diagnosis group Aleris, owned by EQT.

By Nina Sovich