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Impax to sell Taiwan manufacturing facility to Bora Pharmaceuticals

22 December 2017 | News

As a result of the sale, Impax expects to record a pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $70.0 to $80.0 million in the fourth quarter of this year

Recently, Impax Laboratories announced that it has inked a deal with Bora Pharmaceuticals to sell its manufacturing facility in Taiwan ("Impax Taiwan"). Bora will purchase all of the issued share capital in Impax Taiwan and certain loans outstanding between Impax and Impax Taiwan for a total purchase price of $18.5 million.

Bora Pharmaceuticals is a publicly traded, Taiwan based, pharmaceutical company that covers the entire pharmaceutical value chain from research and development to marketing and sales. 

This deal is expected to support Impax's operational and cost improvement plans to streamline operations and reduce costs. Also a result of the sale, Impax expects to record a pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $70.0 to $80.0 million in the fourth quarter of this year. 

Mr Paul Bisaro, President and CEO of Impax, said, "This agreement accelerates the benefits we expect to receive as part of our cost improvement program and allows us to achieve a full run rate of cost savings across all program initiatives by the end of 2018, one year ahead of schedule. I am also pleased that the agreement may provide continued employment opportunities for our colleagues in Taiwan. I want to thank employees for their commitment to preparing a successful transition."

"I am confident that this transaction creates value for both companies," continued Bisaro. "Through this agreement, Impax gains a high-quality contract manufacturing partner with expertise in manufacturing for multinational pharmaceutical companies. The deal also aligns nicely with Bora's international growth and expansion plans."

Impax has also signed a supply agreement with Bora, effective upon closing of the transaction, to contract the manufacture and supply of certain of Impax's marketed and development products currently manufactured by Impax Taiwan. Additionally, Bora will have the rights to market and sell Impax's branded Parkinson's drug Rytary (approved as Numient outside the U.S.) in Taiwan. The transaction is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

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