Kristinn Snær Guðmundsson
- University of Iceland, Mag. Jur., 2022-
- University of Iceland, B.A., 2022
Coloplast has acquired innovative wound care company Kerecis.
BBA//Fjeldco acted for Danish multinational company Coloplast in the acquisition of the entire share capital of Kerecis. The transaction values the target company at up to USD 1.3 billion, making Kerecis the first so-called "unicorn" coming out of Iceland and is therefore among the largest M&A deals in the history of the country.
Based in Isafjordur, in the Westfjords of Iceland, Kerecis has grown fast on the back of its innovative wound care product based on fish-skin technology. Coloplast is a global leader in providing intimate health care services that develops and manufactures products that help people with private medical conditions to improve their quality of life.
The strong commercial presence of Kerecis in the US and the buyer being a Danish company added complexity to the due diligence exercise and closing mechanics, providing an opportunity for BBA//Fjeldco to make good use of its cross-border experience.