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Sun Pharma enters Japanese prescription market

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Acquires 14 prescription brands

Sun Pharma has acquired 14 established prescription brands from Novartis in Japan. According to the agreements entered into between the parties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun Pharma will acquire the portfolio consisting of 14 established prescription brands from Novartis for a cash consideration of $293 million. These brands have combined annualised revenues of approximately $160 million and address medical conditions across several therapeutic areas.

Under the terms of the agreements, Novartis will continue to distribute these brands, for a certain period, pending transfer of all marketing authorisations to Sun Pharma’s subsidiary. The acquired brands will be marketed by a reliable and established local marketing partner under the Sun Pharma label. The local marketing partner will also be responsible for distribution of the brands.

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