PHSE, a leading company in pharmaceutical logistics, controlled by Eddy De Vita, executive president and majority shareholder, and participated by NB Aurora – which indirectly holds a 30,8% stake – in addition to the three founding partners, announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 70% of Transporte de Carga Biologica Express Ltda “Bio Transportes”, a Brazilian company specializing in the temperature-controlled transport of materials for clinical trials, drugs and vaccines, with a strong focus on the distribution of biological samples and bone marrow. The founders of the company, Vanessa and Sandra Rodrigues, will retain a 30% stake and will continue to manage the business.
Through this transaction, PHSE, which in 2021 recorded consolidated revenues of around 45 million euros, up 40% compared to 2020, is able to further expand the Group’s presence abroad, offering increasingly global solutions for the cold chain of the healthcare sector.
Bio Transportes, based in São Paulo, was founded in 2011 by the sisters Vanessa and Sandra Rodrigues, becoming, in just over ten years, a reference service provider for the specialist distribution, by land and by air, of biological samples, clinical trials and drugs on behalf of the main research and development organizations in Brazil. As well as its headquarters in São Paulo, the company also has branches in Ribeiro Preto, Curitiba, Recife, and Goiania.
Bio Transportes is IATA certified, and has a diverse (65% female employees) and inclusive culture, which is a particular strength of the company.
Its vehicle fleet, mainly specialist vans, meets the regulatory requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. Vehicles are equipped with GPS satellite detection systems capable of collecting continuous information on the position and temperature of the vehicle (constantly recorded by probes installed inside the load compartment), made available in real time on a dedicated tracking platform. There is also a fleet of motorbikes with which the company offers an express urban delivery service in the São Paulo area.
This is the fourth acquisition made by PHSE since the beginning of 2021, the third abroad after TEK Freight in the United Kingdom, and the Rapida Time & Temperature in India, expanding its global network to support its customers.
“Our skills in the sector create an ideal platform to fully realize the potential of Bio Transportes which in the next few years will continue in its development plan which foresees the opening of other platforms in Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza” said Eddy De Vita, Executive President, PHSE. “We are very proud of what we have achieved to date, but, as part of the PHSE Group will now be able to provide a broader range of services to our customers in Brazil”, said Sandra Rodrigues, Bio Transportes.
For the current year, the Group expects a further increase in revenues, driven both by the new acquisitions and the strong development of traditional businesses like Global Forwarding and Home Care, as well as the commencement of new activities, such as the transport of radiopharmaceuticals.
Fonte: PHSE press release