Strategic partnership in South East Asia
- The transaction creates a very strong platform to expand market access in the ASEAN region.
- Both parties are committed to further collaboration to provide patients with better access to high quality medicines across the region.
Lotus Pharmaceutical (Taiwan TWSE ticker: 1795), an Alvogen company, has announced the issuance of new shares through private placement to be acquired by Innobic (Asia). The move is aimed at further strengthening the company’s market access in the ASEAN region. Innobic (Asia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of PTT Public Company Limited (“PTT”, SET ticker: PTT), the largest publicly listed conglomerate in Thailand. PTT, whose majority owner is the Ministry of Finance in Thailand, is the nation's only company listed in the Fortune Global 500.
Under the agreement, Innobic (Asia), PTT's Pharmaceutical and Life Science arm, commits to an investment of approximately US$50 million, to subscribe 17,517,348 new shares via private placement at the price of NT$80.7 per share.
Through this strategic alliance, Lotus and Innobic (Asia) will jointly explore opportunities in the South East Asia pharmaceutical markets, including but not limited to Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and other ASEAN countries. The partnership combines Lotus’ strong pipeline, wide portfolio, R&D and Business Development capabilities, combined with extensive industry knowledge and high Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards, with Innobic and PTT’s solid market access, local knowledge, creditability, potential commercial network and business relationship.