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Alvogen announces acquisition to expand Russian business

15 August 2017

Alvogen announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Omega Bittner, a Russia-based pharmaceutical firm owned by Perrigo Company plc. Working with well-established and recognized brands in Russia including LactacydTM, AflubinTM and ParanitTM, the firm focuses on a targeted portfolio of over-the-counter drugs in categories such as women’s healthcare and cough & cold.

This acquisition supports our strategy to gain more exposure to Russia’s high growth market. It will create greater scale and diversity across our portfolio and sales channels, while increasing market share in women’s healthcare and cough & cold.

“I would like to welcome Omega Bittner´s talented and dedicated workforce to the Alvogen family and look forward to their contributions, as we strive to provide patients in the region with highest quality products and services.

Hacho Hatchikian

Executive Vice President of Alvogen CEE

These products will complement, as well as significantly strengthen, Alvogen’s existing portfolio in the region.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q3 2017, subject to customary approvals.