Baxter Acquires India’s Claris Lifesciences
To boost its position in the global sterile injectables market, estimated at more than $40 billion and growing at a 10% annually, Illinois-based Baxter International acquired Ahmedabad, India-based Claris Lifesciences, that deals in the specialty injectables business, for $625 million. The deal will close in the second quarter of 2017.
Baxter CEO Joe Almeida said, “The Claris injectables acquisition will expand Baxter’s presence in the fast growing, global generic injectable pharmaceuticals space and accelerate our growth trajectory with high-value, essential medicines that will benefit patients worldwide.”
Claris is projected to have about $100 million in revenue this year, and the combined company will launch seven to nine new products a year in the short term and up to 15 products a year beyond 2019, reports FiercePharma.