Eris buying a part of dermatology portfolio of Glenmark

Eris Lifesciences is acquiring 9 dermatology brands from Glenmark Pharma. The brands are – Onabet, Halovate, Sorvate, Luligee, Demelan, Aceret, Dosetil, Revize, and Powercort, and their sub-brands. The acquisition is for the India and Nepal Territories Consideration for the transaction is Rs 340 crore payable in cash. Turnover of the acquired brands: FY 20 – … Read more

Advent takes controlling stake in Suven Pharmaceuticals

Private Equity major, Advent has confirmed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Suven Pharmaceuticals (SP). Advent is acquiring 50.1% from the promoters (Jasti Property and Equity Holdings Private Limited) at Rs 495/ share totalling Rs 6,313 cr. Above considration is 100% cash payable by Advent to the … Read more

Ajanta Promoters sell some stake. Continue to retain significant.

Ajanta Pharma has informed that two of it’s prom0ter entities have sold stake totalling 4.38% into the Company through open market transactions. Total Promoter stake consequently has reduced from 70.48% to 66.1% Stake has been sold by Aayush M. Agrawal, trustee Aayush Agrawal Trust (3.03%)  and Ravi P. Agrawal, Trustee Ravi Agrawal Trust (1.35%) Reports … Read more

Aster DM forms JV to expand operations into Saudi Arabia

JV has been formed between – Aster Pharmacies Group LLC (APG) – a company registered in Dubai and a material subsidiary of Aster DM Healthcare Limited (ADHL). and Abdulmohsen Al Hokair Holding Group (AAH) – the group was started in 1975 to invest in the sectors of entertainment and hospitality. Group’s projects include 92 entertainment … Read more

Torrent acquires a derma company. Speed jumps ranks in the category.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals (TP) has entered into definitive agreements to acquire 100% stake in Curatio Health Care (I) Private Limited (“Curatio”), a Chennai based dermatology company with a strong focus on cosmetic dermatology. Curatio was founded in 2005 and is backed by Sequoia, Anicut and ChrysCapital. It has a strong presence in the cosmetic dermatology segment … Read more

‘Dolo tablet makers doled out Rs 1,000 crore in freebies to doctors,’ SC told

Makers of popular paracetamol tablet Dolo-650 have distributed freebies worth about Rs 1,000 crore to doctors as consideration for prescribing the tablet, it has been alleged. Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, representing an NGO Federation of Medical Sales Representatives Association of India, told the Supreme Court that the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) has made … Read more

Cipla to invest Rs 26 cr in digital tech co GoApptiv to raise stake to 22%

Pharma company Cipla has agreed to acquire an additional stake for nearly Rs 26 crore in digital tech company GoApptiv Private to raise its shareholding to 22.02 per cent, the company said on Monday. The investment will be made in equity shares and Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares and is likely to be completed within 30 … Read more

Pharma packaging industry urged to develop elder friendly, child safety solutions

The Indian pharma packaging industry has been urged to come up with effective solutions towards child safety and elder friendly packaging of pharmaceutical products to safeguard their interest and to aid the growth of the pharma industry. “Pharma packaging is one of the important stakeholders of pharma industry,” said H. G. Koshia, Commissioner, Food & … Read more