Actavis Completes Divestiture of Commercial Operations in Seven Western European Countries to Aurobindo Pharma Limited
DUBLIN, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today announced that it has successfully completed the divestiture of its generics commercial operations in seven markets in Western Europe to Aurobindo Pharma Limited (BSE: 524804). The agreement to divest the commercial operations was announced in January 2014.
Aurobindo acquired Actavis’ pharmaceutical commercial infrastructure in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, including products, marketing authorizations and dossier license rights. The two companies also entered into a long-term strategic supply arrangement.
Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products. Actavis has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and U.S. administrative headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA.
Actavis develops and manufactures generic, brand, branded generic, legacy brands and Over-the-Counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products and has commercial operations in approximately 60 countries. The Company’s North American branded pharmaceuticals business is focused principally in the Women’s Health, Urology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology therapeutic categories with a strong pipeline of products in various stages of development. Actavis also has a portfolio of five biosimilar products in development in Women’s Health and Oncology. Actavis Global Operations has more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world, and includes Anda, Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical product distributor.
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Aurobindo Pharma Limited (www.aurobindo.com), headquartered at Hyderabad, India, manufactures generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company’s manufacturing facilities are approved by several leading regulatory agencies like US FDA, UK MHRA, WHO, Health Canada, MCC South Africa, ANVISA Brazil. The company’s robust product portfolio is spread over 6 major therapeutic/product areas encompassing Antibiotics, Anti-Retrovirals, CVS, CNS, Gastroenterologicals, and Anti-Allergics, supported by an outstanding R&D set-up. The Company is marketing these products globally, in over 125 countries.
Aurobindo Europe represents a significant segment within the Group’s global presence. Aurobindo is committed to grow its operations in Europe considering the importance of the generic market. Since launching its European commercial operations in 2006 with the acquisition of Milpharm in the UK and Pharmacin in the Netherlands in 2007, Aurobindo has further expanded its footprint in continental Europe by commencing operations in several territories including (but not limited to) Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Malta and Germany. Aurobindo’s state of the art EU release lab and captive warehouse in Malta serves as a logistics centre for its European operations.
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