Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited ("Glenmark Pharma"), a research-led, integrated, global pharmaceutical company has entered into a definitive agreement with Nirma Limited to divest 75% stake in its subsidiary, Glenmark Life Sciences Limited (GLS), at a price of INR 615/- per share for an aggregate consideration of INR 56,515 mn, subject to closing adjustments. Glenmark Pharma will own 7.84% in GLS after the divestment. The transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, including receipt of regulatory and shareholder approvals.
Pursuant to the transaction, Nirma Limited will make a mandatory open offer to all public shareholders of GLS.
Commenting on the divestment, Glenn Saldanha, Chairman and Managing Director, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limitedsaid, "We are pleased to announce this strategic transaction with Nirma, which marks a significant milestone in shaping an independent growth trajectory for GLS. This deal aligns with Glenmark's strategic intent of moving up the value chain to become an innovative/brand led organization, with continuous focus on our core therapeutic areas of dermatology, respiratory and oncology. It also presents an opportunity for us to strengthen shareholder value through deleveraging and enhancing our overall return profile."
Speaking on the announcement Dr. Yasir Rawjee, Managing Director and CEO, Glenmark Life Sciences Limited said, "Today's announcement marks the next step in the journey of the company, one that will accelerate growth and help create more value for our stakeholders in the long term. We will continue to operate as an independent API company under the new ownership of Nirma Limited. I see this as an opportunity to further strengthen our position in the API industry and continue the growth trajectory."
Glenmark Pharma will continue to focus on consistent growth across its key markets whilst having a strong emphasis on return ratios with net cash positive balance sheet, ultimately creating value for its shareholders.
Kotak Investment Banking acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Glenmark Pharma and GLS on this transaction. S&R Associates acted as legal advisor to Glenmark Pharma and Trilegal acted as legal advisor to GLS.
Shares of Glenmark Life Sciences Ltd was last trading in BSE at Rs. 627.10 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 635.05. The total number of shares traded during the day was 10273 in over 896 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 651.25 and intraday low of 622.25. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 6549773.00.
Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 828.05 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 856.45. The total number of shares traded during the day was 78315 in over 3165 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 879.15 and intraday low of 822.00. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 67022212.00.