Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to acquire Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas (Rimsa), a pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution company in Mexico, along with a portfolio of products and companies, intellectual property, assets and pharmaceutical patents in Latin America and Europe in a debt-free, cash free set of transactions, for an aggregate of $2.3 billion.
“This acquisition delivers on our strategy of increasing our presence in key emerging markets in order to position Teva for long-term growth in these markets. Rimsa will provide Teva with a significant platform for growth by combining the strong Rimsa brand, licensed portfolio of differentiated, patent-protected products, promising pipeline, significant relationships with physicians, patients and healthcare providers and its strong commercial presence,” said Erez Vigodman, president and CEO of Teva.
Rimsa had revenue in 2014 of $227 million with an annual growth, year over year of 10.6% since 2011. The company has an extensive portfolio of specialty products, including fixed-dose combination products which have fueled its growth. Rimsa’s well-established sales footprint is expected to provide a platform for additional Teva products.
The acquisition was unanimously approved by Teva’s board of directors, led by the chairman, professor Yitzhak Peterburg.
Teva expects to close the transactions next year by early first quarter. The acquisition is not expected to impact 2016 non-GAAP earnings and is expected to be accretive starting Q1 2017. The transactions will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and lines of credit.