Kubota Pharmaceutical

Kubota Pharmaceutical, SBI Holdings to form joint venture

Monday, January 2, 2017

Kubota Pharmaceutical, a clinical-stage ophthalmology company committed to translating innovation into a diverse portfolio of drugs and devices to preserve and restore vision for millions of people worldwide, and SBI Holdings, Inc. (SBI), a financial services and asset management company based in Japan, announced the signing of a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to establish a joint venture that will organize and manage special purpose entities to finance the development of ophthalmic drugs and devices. The LOI contemplates that the joint venture will be funded 51% by Kubota Pharma and 49% by SBI. Kubota Pharma and SBI have entered negotiations for a definitive joint venture agreement.

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