C2 PHARMA buys out joint venture partner
Transaction will free up capital for new investment for all parties involved
Luxembourg & São Paulo – 22 June, 2018 – C2 PHARMA has acquired the remaining 50% of the shares in its joint venture from PAMA Holding, the investment vehicle of the Centroflora Group in Luxembourg. CEO Andrew Badrot is now the sole shareholder of C2 PHARMA.
The transaction enables both parties to focus on their respective strengths:
- For the seller, the transaction will strengthen the cash flow of the Centroflora Group after their recent disposal of the food business to Givaudan and enable them to speed up their new investments in the Pharma segment (API and botanicals) on a global basis.
- For C2 PHARMA, the shareholder consolidation will enable additional investments in new and innovative API manufacturing opportunities. The company is currently working on more than 10 R&D projects focusing on improving the manufacturing process for its current APIs as well as expanding its API portfolio.
Additional investments in the company’s two affiliates, ASM Research Chemicals and Logistics4Pharma, will accelerate their ability to fulfill their true potential. For ASM, investments are currently under way that will treble its manufacturing capabilities for Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNAs). Plans for GMP manufacturing are also ongoing. Logistics4Pharma is looking to expand in the USA, Brazil and India.