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Hikma to acquire Boehringer Ingelheim’s US generics business Posted 21/08/2015

Jordan-based drugmaker Hikma Pharmaceuticals (Hikma) announced on 28 July 2015 that it had made a deal with Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim to acquire the latter’s US generics business: Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (Roxane).

Hikma will pay approximately US$2.65 billion for the generics business (US$1.18 billion in cash and 40 million new Hikma shares) and believes the deal will make it the sixth largest US generics provider. The company has also agreed to make milestone payments of up to US$125 million.

Hikma will gain 88 generics in specialized and niche segments of the market, including oncology, respiratory, extended release and controlled substances. Hikma’s pipeline will also be enhanced by adding 89 R & D projects, including 57 Paragraph IV products, 13 of which are first-to-file opportunities.

This is not the first time Hikma has looked to expand its presence in the US. The company also acquired some of Baxter’s injectable products sold primarily in the US back in 2011 [1].

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1. GaBI Online - Generics and Biosimilars Initiative. Hikma buying into the US market [www.gabionline.net]. Mol, Belgium: Pro Pharma Communications International; [cited 2015 Aug 21]. Available from: www.gabionline.net/Pharma-News/Hikma-buying-into-the-US-market

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