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Recordati : Finalizes Its Acquisition of a Portfolio of Products in the USA
By: Marketwire .
Jan. 21, 2013 03:31 AM
MILAN, ITALY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- Recordati announces the successful conclusion of the acquisition of all rights concerning a portfolio of products indicated for the treatment of rare and other diseases and marketed mainly in the United States of America, from Lundbeck LLC. The value of the transaction is of $ 100 million, of which $ 80 million were paid at the closing.
The acquired portfolio will be marketed in the U.S. by Recordati Rare Diseases, a wholly-owned U.S. corporation. The main product in the portfolio is Panhematin® (haemin for injection) for the amelioration of recurrent attacks of acute intermittent porphyria. Other important drugs acquired are NeoProfen® (ibuprofen lysine injection) and Indocin® I.V. (indomethacin injection), indicated to close a clinically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants, and Cosmegen® (dactinomycin for injection) used mainly in the treatment of three rare cancers. Expected revenues in 2013 for the acquired portfolio are of around $ 40 million.
Recordati, established in 1926, is a European pharmaceutical group, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (Reuters RECI.MI, Bloomberg REC IM, ISIN IT 0003828271), with a total staff of over 3,200, dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Recordati has operations in the main European countries, in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Turkey. A field force of around 1,700 medical representatives promotes a wide range of innovative pharmaceuticals, both proprietary and under license, in a number of therapeutic areas including a specialized business dedicated to treatments for rare diseases. Recordati is a partner of choice for new product licenses from companies which do not have a European presence. Recordati is committed to the research and development of new drug entities within the cardiovascular and urogenital therapeutic areas and of treatments for rare diseases. Consolidated revenue for 2011 was EUR 762.0 million, operating income was EUR 163.5 million and net income was EUR 116.4 million.
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Source: RECORDATI via Thomson Reuters ONE
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