Roquette to Acquire Qualicaps

July 28, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Roquette Frères SA (Roquette) in its acquisition of Qualicaps Co. Ltd (Qualicaps) from the Mitsubishi Chemical Group.

The transaction signed on July 28, 2023, and is expected to close in Q4 2023, upon completion of customary closing conditions.

Roquette is a family-owned global leader in plant-based ingredients and a leading provider of pharmaceutical excipients. Founded in 1933, the company currently operates in more than 100 countries, has a turnover of around €5 billion, and employs more than 8,000 people worldwide.

Qualicaps is headquartered in Nara, Japan, and is the third-largest producer of hard capsules for oral dosage solutions. With an attractive client base that includes major pharmaceutical and food companies around the world, and a workforce of 1,400 employees located in different sites in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Qualicaps is a renowned global player, relying on high-quality products and a strong innovation pipeline. Qualicaps’ global footprint, with manufacturing and R&D sites in Japan, Spain, Romania, Canada, the U.S., and Brazil, will allow Roquette to expand its presence and be closer to its customers and markets.

Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation (TSE: 4188) is a specialty materials provider with an unwavering commitment to lead with innovative solutions to achieve KAITEKI, the well-being of people and the planet.