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Ascent Capital buys minority stake in Alivira Animal Health

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shasun Pharmaceuticals today said private equity investor Ascent Capital Advisors has acquired a minority stake in Alivira Animal Health, a JV firm in which the company and Sequent Scientific Ltd are partners.

Ascent Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd, a private equity investor, has bought a minority stake in Alivira Animal Health Ltd, Shasun Pharmaceuticals said in a filing to the

The company, however, did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

Alivira Animal Health Ltd is a joint venture (JV) between Shasun Pharma and Sequent Scientific and is engaged in developing, manufacturing and sale of veterinary products, including active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations.

SeQuent and Shasun hold 73 per cent and 27 per cent stakes respectively in the JV firm.

In March, Shasun had inked a deal with SeQuent Scientific to form Alivira Animal Health to develop and sell veterinary products in global markets.

Shasun shares today closed at Rs 85 apiece on the BSE, down 3.95 per cent from its previous close.

First Published: Wed, April 16 2014. 20:02 IST