Cawood acquires IES Ltd
21 September 2021 – Cawood Scientific Limited, UK’s leading independent provider of analytical testing and sampling services for land-based industries, has tripled the size of its research business through the acquisition of Innovative Environmental Services (IES) Ltd.
Innovative Environmental Services (IES) Ltd. is an independent contract research organisation (CRO) located near Basel, Switzerland, specialised in environmental behaviour, animal and crop metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, and analytical chemistry testing. Its services support the development, registration, and stewardship of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, biocides, and chemical products.
Walder Wyss advised IES’ shareholders in this transaction. The team was led by Robert von Rosen (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Katja Schott-Morgenroth (Partner, Corporate, Notary Public), Jonas Knechtli (Managing Associate, Employment), Michelle Bruni (Senior Associate, Tax), and Adrienne M. N. Strahm (Associate, Corporate).