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GlaxoSmithKline sets up first team for acquisitions in 93 years

As govt increasing price control over branded generic medicines has affected its profitability

Abhineet Kumar & Aneesh Phadnis  |  Mumbai 

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals is scouting for acquisitions in the domestic market for the first time since it started its operations in the country 93 years ago. The change in strategy comes at a time when the government’ increasing price control over branded generic medicines has affected its profitability.

In the last five years, the revenue of the UK-headquartered company recorded a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of a meagre 4.4 per cent to Rs 3,000 crore for 2016-17. Its profit declined to Rs 337 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 429 crore in 2011. The company ...

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First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 01:51 IST
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