Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
In 2007, Warburg Pincus invested in Bausch & Lomb (B&L), a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of ophthalmic products, including contact lenses, contact lens care solutions, cataract surgical products, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. The B&L brand is one of the best known and most respected ophthalmic brands with products available in over 100 countries. Following the firm’s transaction to take B&L private, Warburg Pincus assisted in assembling a world-class senior management team and Board of Directors to lead the company. Additionally, Warburg Pincus provided significant guidance in helping B&L evaluate business development opportunities, including major transactions such as the acquisition of Eyeonics, inc. and the formation of the Technolas Perfect Vision joint venture, as well as smaller asset purchases and product licensing opportunities in the vision care and pharmaceutical divisions. Furthermore, Warburg Pincus and its advisors were actively involved in helping the management team develop and implement strategies to resolve a series of contingent liabilities the company was dealing with at the time of the take-private transaction. Warburg Pincus exited the investment in 2013 through the sale of B&L to Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
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