Lupin to divest whole stake in Japanese subsidiary Kyowa Pharma to PE fund Unison Capital Companions for over Rs 3,702 cr


New Delhi: Drug main Lupin on Monday mentioned its board has accredited promoting its whole stake in Japanese subsidiary Kyowa Pharmaceutical Trade to Japan-based non-public fairness fund Unison Capital Companions for an enterprise worth of JPY 57,361 million (Rs 3,702.Four crore).

The Mumbai-based firm has entered right into a definitive settlement on the market of its whole stake (99.82 %) in Kyowa, Lupin mentioned in an announcement.

 Lupin to divest entire stake in Japanese subsidiary Kyowa Pharma to PE fund Unison Capital Partners for over Rs 3,702 cr

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Below the phrases of settlement, Lupin’s subsidiary Nanomi BV will divest its whole stake in Kyowa to Unison’s entity Plutus Ltd for an enterprise worth of JPY 57,361, it added.

“This transaction is aligned with our vision to focus on our key markets and strategic priorities to achieve sustainable growth in the mid to long-term,” Lupin CEO Vinita Gupta mentioned.

The deal proceeds shall be utilised to strengthen firm’s steadiness sheet in addition to present development capital to help natural and inorganic initiatives for our focus markets, she added.

As per the corporate, the deal would assist cut back its web debt to Rs 1,129 crore as in contrast with Rs 4,361.eight crore as on September 30, 2019.

“We believe that the partnership with Unison will enable Kyowa to leverage its strong platform and human capital to achieve its full potential. We remain committed to advancing our complex generics, biosimilars and specialty portfolio globally, including Japan,” Lupin Managing Director Nilesh Gupta mentioned.

Lupin had acquired Kyowa in 2007.

Commenting on the deal, Unison Founding Companion Tatsuya Hayashi mentioned: “We look forward to actively working with Kyowa to leverage our unique set of resources in the healthcare market – including our own portfolio companies, and our network of experienced healthcare advisors and strategic partners – to enable Kyowa’s vision of growth.”

Shares of Lupin on Monday ended 2.44 % increased at Rs 735.95 apiece on the BSE.


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