Francisco Partners’ portfolio company STARLIMS acquires Labstep Limited

Tuesday 5th September, 2023

Marriott Harrison was pleased to advise longstanding client Francisco Partners, a global investment firm, on another strategic technology acquisition by one of its portfolio companies, STARLIMS, in the health sciences sector.

STARLIMS, a leading provider of enterprise information solutions, has acquired Labstep Limited (Labstep), a modern R&D Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), complementing and enhancing STARLIMS’ core software offering.

STARLIMS provides a range of data management software solutions to support businesses throughout their entire product lifecycle including a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), Laboratory Execution System (LES), advanced analytics and mobile and cloud services. STARLIMS operates across various industries and sectors including pharmaceutical and biotech, medical device, contract development and manufacturing, food & beverage, chemical & agrochemical, and others.

Labstep offers an interface software solution for scientific research that combines ELN, LIMS, LES and order management into a single collaborative environment.

The acquisition of Labstep will introduce a modern and user-friendly ELN to STARLIMS’ existing platform, liberating scientists from manual documentation.

Andrew Ross was pleased to lead the team supporting Francisco Partners and STARLIMS. The Marriott Harrison team also included Tom Mawson and Sean Kelly (Corporate), Katerina Heal (Tax) and Sofia Gottgens (Employment).

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Articles by Andrew Ross