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6 May 2015

Torrent Pharmaceuticals to acquire 100% stake in Zyg Pharma

Torrent Pharmaceuticals has signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire 100% stake in Zyg Pharma (Zyg Pharma), a company engaged in manufacturing various dermatological formulations like creams, ointments, gels, lotions, solutions.

Zyg Pharma is part of the Encore Group, promoted by the Merchant family and is engaged into specialty pharmaceutical business for over 50 years. The manufacturing facility is located at Pithampur, (Indore) and is approved by various regulatory authorities including US FDA, TGA Australia. The company has capabilities for on site development, analytical method development and QC laboratory with separate areas for chemical, instrumental and micro sections.

Why Torrent acquiring ZYG Pharma?

In line with its strategy to diversify into new therapy segments, the acquisition will help Torrent to strengthen its position in niche dermatological segment especially in the developed markets like US and Europe. The company has been a manufacturing partner to several international companies in India and it has also build a successful international business through partners in regulated markets as well as in emerging markets.

The company would fund the acquisition through internal accruals. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The transaction closure is subject to customary closing conditions and requisite regulatory and other approvals, and is expected to close by August 2015.

A brief corporate overview of ZYG PHARMA 

ZYG Pharma is a part of Encore Group of companies, having successful operation in India for the last 50 years. Encore Group is owned and promoted by the Merchant family.
ZYG Pharma specialize in Pharmaceuticals in the category of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished formulations. ZYG Pharma also possess a long successful track record in the field of Guar Gum and its derivatives

The group consists of four companies with state of the art factories spread across India.

  • Encore Natural Polymers, located in Ahmedabad, manufactures Guar Gum and Derivatives.
  • Halcyon Labs, located in Ahmedabad, manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates.
  • Encore Healthcare, located in Paithan, Aurangabad, manufactures tablets, capsules and liquid orals.
  • ZYG Pharma, located in Pithampur, near Indore, manufactures creams, ointments, lotions and solutions.


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