We advised Charles River on the transaction

Davis Polk advised Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. on its $295 million acquisition of Explora BioLabs Holdings, Inc. 

Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Based in San Diego, California, Explora BioLabs offers contract vivarium operation services, providing biopharmaceutical clients with turnkey in vivo vivarium facilities, management and related services to efficiently conduct their early-stage research activities.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Michael Davis and associates Heather Weigel and Yoel Levi. The executive compensation team included partner Kyoko Takahashi Lin and associate Joseph S. Brown. The tax team included partner William A. Curran and associate Liang Zhang. Partner David R. Bauer is providing intellectual property advice. The real estate team included counsel Lawrence R. Plotkin and associate Paulina Gordon. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.