Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street
Mr L Harris
14 November 2019
Dear Mr Harris, Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1194403, FOI-1194404
Thank you for your requests dated 17 October in which you asked the Department of Health and
Social Care (DHSC): FOI-1194403
“Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cash received for sale of Plasma Resources UK in
Dear Department of Health and Social Care, In 2013 the Department of Health sold 80% of
Plasma Resources UK to Bain Capital. How much was received for the 80%? ”
“Subject: Freedom of Information request - Sale of 20% stake in BPL Holdings Ltd to Creat
Dear Department of Health and Social Care, In 2016 the remaining 20% stake in Bio Products
Laboratory Holdings Limited (formerly Plasma Resources UK) was sold to Creat. How much was
received for this 20% shareholding”
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOI-1194403
I can confirm that the Department holds information relevant to your request.
However, as the information held by the Department is in the public domain we will, under Section
21 of the FOIA (information accessible to the applicant by other means), refer you to the published
As a result of the sale of BPL to Creat in 2016, the Department of Health received proceeds of
£257million, a result of the retained equity stake and other financial instruments put in place
following the 2013 process.
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