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Dr Reddys Laboratories to acquire select business divisions of Wockhart in India

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For consideration of Rs 1850 crore

Dr Reddys Laboratories announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Wockhardt to acquire select divisions of its branded generics business in India and a few other international territories of Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives for a consideration of Rs.1850 crore.

The business comprises of a portfolio of 62 brands in multiple therapy areas such as Respiratory, Neurology, VMS, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Pain and Vaccines, which would transfer to Dr. Reddy's along with related sales and marketing teams; and the manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh with all plant employees. The business undertaking is being transferred on a slump sale basis.

The transaction is expected to be closed in the first quarter of the financial year 2020-21.

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First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 12:44 IST