Apollo Global eyes GlaxoSmithKline’s Mature Drugs Business

2014-11-14
Published : Nov-2014

Apollo Global Management is considering bidding for all mature drugs of GlaxoSmithKline. Apollo is joining an auction which is expected to value the business at more than $3 billion.

The private equity firm, Apollo Global Management, could change the dynamic of the auction as it is ready to purchase all the products on offer, while other potential buyers are looking to buy only certain regional businesses.

According to sources, GlaxoSmithKline had asked for final bids by early next week and it might find it simpler to deal with a single buyer, although the British multinational healthcare company has made clear that maximizing shareholder value is the top priority of the divestment.

Among other potential bidders are KKR, the private equity firm, which has teamed up with Norgine, a private specialty drugmaker based in Netherlands and Lundbeck of Denmark.

The British multinational healthcare company is looking to divest its mature prescription medicine products which are sold in Western Europe and North America in a bid to improve its growth profile.

For private equity funds, buying GlaxoSmithKline’s older drugs would be more complicated than other drug manufacturers as GlaxoSmithKline is not planning to offload the factories, which means the funds would need to outsource distribution and manufacturing operations.

Andrew Witty, Chief Executive of GSK said that the sale of the established products was proceeding as planned.

The GlaxoSmithKline brands up for sale include Zofran for nausea, antidepressant Paxil, Zantac for stomach acid and migraine treatment Imitrex. GlaxoSmithKline intends to retain the rights to such products in emerging markets, where they are still growing.

The mature drugs are expected to have a combined 2014 sales of about £1billion; however they are facing a tough competition from cheaper generics.

Shares of Apollo Global increased 0.3% to 22.63, while shares of GlaxoSmithKline increased 1% to 45.66.

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