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Sun Pharma compeletes merger deal with Ranbaxy

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  begins the integration of Ranbaxy’s business following the successful closure of its merger. The integration, planned by Sun Pharma over many months, will focus on supporting strong growth.

The merger has fortified Sun Pharma’s position as the world’s fifth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and the top ranking Indian Pharma company with significant lead in market share.

The combined entity’s manufacturing footprint covers 5 continents with products sold in over 150 nations with a stronger pre sence in US, India, Asia, Europe, South Africa, CIS & Russia and Latin America.

Sun Pharma now offers a large basket of specialty and generic products encompassing a broad range of chronic and acute prescription drugs as well as a ready foray into the global consumer healthcare market. Post-merger, Daiichi Sankyo becomes the second largest shareholder in Sun Pharma and both companies will work together to leverage this relationship for global business growth. The integrated culture theme, “Growing Together”, represents the core objective of this merger focusing on improving productivity, compliance commitment, focus on quality and sustainable growth. Through this merger Sun Pharma emerges as India’s first truly global pharmaceutical company.

The combination allows Sun Pharma to significantly expand its R&D capabilities and global presence, especially across emerging markets; Enhance product portfolio and market depth in India, US as well as Rest of the World markets; Improve strategic flexibility, ability to pursue partnerships and strengthen M&A bandwidth.

Over the last 10 months, Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy’s joint functional teams put together the integration blueprint with direction from Integration Management Office (IMO). The IMO will continue to oversee the implementation of the functional integration process. The integration will emphasize on productivity enhancement, aligning best functional requirements and employee talents in the combined entity.

Any structural re-alignment will focus on clear benefits assessment to synchronize Company's long term goals and integration of a culturally diverse combination. This merger strengthens Sun Pharma's foundation with a strong & multi-cultural team of over 30,000 people representing over 50 global cultures making the combined entity a truly global corporation in spirit & scale.

Remediation at manufacturing units which are currently in deviation from cGMP norms will remain a critical focus. Sun Pharma is working with global consultants assisting its internal teams to achieve compliance objectives. It has formalized an operational blueprint for realizing its US$ 250 million synergy target for year-3 through significant value creation across functions. The integration will cover all functions and markets globally.


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