November 20, 2014

TGaS Advisors acquired by Management - Led Consortium

East Norriton, Penn., November 20, 2014 – TGaS® Advisors, the premier provider of benchmarking and advisory services to the commercial operations organizations of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has been acquired by Trientis Vitae, a newly-formed group led by TGaS founder Stephen Gerard and members of the senior management team.  The management-led buyout was sponsored by Gemini Investors which led a consortium of financial investors including Triangle Capital Corporation, Tregaron Capital Company and Salem Investment Partners. The transaction closed on November 14, 2014. Terms were not disclosed.

TGaS, which had been owned by ABRY Partners since 2010, provides the only comprehensive series of benchmarking solutions and advisory services for objectively improving the strategy and effectiveness of pharmaceutical commercial operations functions. Its client roster includes the top 10, and the majority of the top 50, global pharmaceutical companies. The TGaS team includes over 50 highly experienced professionals, most with extensive personal backgrounds at senior levels within pharmaceutical commercial functions.

TGaS, located in East Norriton, PA, was founded in 2004 and was a division of ABRY Partners’ KnowledgePoint360 Group from 2010 to early 2014.

“I am excited to participate in the ‘third life,’, Trientis Vitae, of TGaS as I work with our excellent management team to support our existing clients. I look forward to developing new solutions and services targeting not only bio-pharma companies but other healthcare verticals as well,” stated Steve Gerard, founder of TGaS, who is returning to the company as Executive Chairman.

“The TGaS mission is to be the premier provider of fact-based, trusted advice to the healthcare industry in an ever-broadening range of functions,” added Gary McWalters, President. “This year alone, TGaS Advisors added a Marketing solution as well as several new services to expand our existing benchmarks in Sales Operations, Marketing Operations, Training & Development, Marketing Sciences, Digital Marketing and Managed Markets.”

Trientis Vitae was advised on this transaction by Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

For more information, contact:

Gary McWalters, President