Sun Pharma divests US facility to Nostrum

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 14, 2015

Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharma

In its third divestment announcement in three months, drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical has decided to sell its Bryan (Ohio) unit in the US to Nostrum Laboratories Inc. The size of the deal was not disclosed.

The decision was part of its manufacturing consolidation in the US, Sun said, as one of its wholly owned subsidiaries agreed to divest the unit as a going concern along with the employees and related products to Nostrum. Sun had acquired the Ohio facility in 2005 to target opportunities in liquids and semisolids.

In July, Sun Managing Director Dilip Shanghvi had laid out the roadmap on divestment when he told analysts that they would discontinue non-strategic assets, following its $4 billion merger of Ranbaxy.

In September, Sun put its Ireland facility on the block, following it up with an agreement to sell two units marketing central nervous system products to Strides Arcolab for ₹165 crore

The sale of the Ohio unit, Sun said, would have a “negligible” impact on it.

Published on December 14, 2015
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