JSC Grindeks informs that in 2012 there was a purchase agreement conducted with “Dashdirect Limited” on acquisition of whole (100%) shares of “HBM Pharma” s.r.o. (Slovakia).

Total amount of the transaction is 13.1 million euro. JSC Grindeks has made the advance payment of 11.67 million euro. The remaining amount of the payment will be made after the re-registration of shares to JSC Grindeks according to Slovak legislation. It is planned that this transaction will be fully completed in 2014 and after its completion “HBM Pharma” s.r.o. will be included in the Group  structure of JSC Grindeks Financing of purchase of shares is from the company’s funds.

The core business of the company is manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and JSC Grindeks has conducted a long-term agreement on manufacturing of medication in form of injections. Orders of JSC Grindeks make up about 30% of the total “HBM Pharma” s.r.o. turnover.

Chairman of the Board of JSC GrindeksJuris Bundulis: “Taking into account the necessity to increase the manufacturing capacity of JSC Grindeks, the most convenient solution is the acquisition of an existing manufacturing plant. This step corresponds to the strategy of the company to provide the vertical integration of the entire manufacturing process – research, development, manufacturing and sales of active pharmaceutical ingredients and final dosage forms. This transaction will significantly improve competitiveness of the Group in the international arena.”

After the completion of the transaction there will be 5 subsidiaries of Grindeks – JSC “Tallinn Pharmaceutical Plant” (Estonia), JSC “Kalceks” (Latvia), “Namu apsaimniekošanas projekti” Ltd. (Latvia), «Grindeks» Rus Ltd. (Russia) and “HBM Pharma” s.r.o. (Slovakia).

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“HBM Pharma” s.r.o. is not involved in court or arbitration proceedings.