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12 Jul 2016

Nichi-Iko to acquire Sagent Pharmaceuticals for $736 million

Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co. will acquire Sagent Pharmaceuticals for $736 million, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
The acquisition brings together two leading companies in the generics market with highly complementary portfolios, creating stronger growth opportunities for each business. The transaction enhances Nichi-Iko’s platform in the U.S. market to commercialize its biosimilar product pipeline and increase its presence in injectables. Through the acquisition, Nichi-Iko will raise its profile in the domestic and international generics market and advance the company’s goal of becoming a Top 10 global leader in generics.

Why this deal win-win for both companies?
  • With this deal Japan based Nichi-Iko will expand to US market. Sagent is having a highly robust sales network, significant global relationships through its unique partner network, and an attractive portfolio of 55 products primarily in oncology, anti-infective, and critical care, of which 30% have a No. 1 or No. 2 market share.
  • Sagent will benefit from Nichi-Iko’s portfolio of both biosimilars under development and injectable products, further enhancing its competitiveness in the U.S. market – the largest generic drug market in the world.
  • The deal will also give Sagent access to Nichi-Iko’s sophisticated manufacturing infrastructure and industry-leading quality control systems, and enable it to bring high quality, cost-effective generic medicines to more patients.
  • There will be no changes to Sagent’s current operations are currently anticipated and Nichi-Iko expects that Sagent’s current management team will continue to lead Sagent from its headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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