short-right-arrow logoMobile media-pie 1 7 % share download email linkedin round-download

Privacy Preference Centre

Your Privacy

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. We use two types of cookies on our website: cookies which are necessary for this website to function and analytics cookies. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies used

  • CookieNotice
  • CookieAnalytics


Analytics Cookies

These are Google Analytics cookies which allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site and social media platforms All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This cookie is defaulted to ‘Active’, which means we will be able to track, on any anonymous basis, how many visitors we have to our site, and monitor its performance. If you wish to turn them off you can do so by unticking ‘Active’ and clicking ‘Save and Accept Cookies’. For more information on how these cookies work, including a link through to the Google Privacy Policy which sets out further information about data which Google may collect in the course of providing us with Analytics.

Cookies used

  • _ga

Targeting Cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We also use analytics cookies which collect information about how visitors use our website and help us to improve it; these are defaulted to ‘Active’, if you wish to turn them off you can do so through the Cookie Settings. Please be aware that by blocking some types of cookies it may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. For more information about any of these cookies and our use of them, or to change your settings at any time, please see Cookie Settings and our Cookies Policy.

Bridgepoint in the News

11 December 2013

Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire Quotient Clinical

Quotient Clinical, a provider of outsourced, early stage drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry, has been acquired from the Quotient Bioresearch Group by Bridgepoint Development Capital for an undisclosed sum. Employing over 200 people, Quotient Clinical has developed a platform which offers an integrated approach to formulation development, “real-time” drug product manufacturing and clinical testing. Using this platform has been proven to significantly reduce the time and cost of the early stage drug development process.

The company serves a global customer base comprising a range of top tier pharmaceutical companies through to small-medium sized biotech organisations. More than three quarters of its revenues are derived from customers based in the USA or mainland Europe. It has two operational facilities in the UK. The principal site in Nottingham, has a certified 85 bed clinical pharmacology unit with an integrated drug manufacturing facility employing formulation chemists, and clinical staff including nurses and doctors. The second facility in Edinburgh houses the companies' Biometrics function responsible for the analysis and reporting of clinical trial data.

The outsourced drug development market is currently valued at $30 billion and is forecast to grow at up to 6% p.a. and is characterised by a focus on speed to market to maximise value from a drug's period under patent. The addressable market for Quotient's services derives from its so called 'Translational Pharmaceutics' platform is conservatively estimated to be worth over $400 million pa.

Quotient Clinical Chief Executive Officer Mark Egerton said: "We are very excited at the pace with which our platform is being adopted in the marketplace. Working with Bridgepoint Development Capital will now provide the support to catalyse the next phase of our growth and evolution. Their experience in helping portfolio companies to scale will be invaluable as we endeavour to grow our business and maintain the high levels of customer satisfaction that we currently enjoy".

Alan Payne, partner at Bridgepoint Development Capital, said: "Quotient Clinical serves a substantial and growing market and there is significant opportunity to increase market penetration thanks to its combination of unique service offering, strong regulatory governance and a talented management team."

Debt finance for the transaction was provided by HSBC. Advisers for Bridgepoint included: Ernst & Young (M&A, Debt Advisory and Financial), Travers Smith (legal) and LEK (market).

Close

Contact us

If you are interested in working for Bridgepoint, please complete the form below.

Close

Investor reports registration

To access investor reports through the web based reporting facility, please fill in the form to register for an account.

The information submitted on this form will be used for the sole purpose of registering you as an account user and will not be shared with third parties.

Close

Request a copy of The Point

Mandatory fields are marked as (required*)