Big Statement By Aurobindo As It Seals $1bn Sandoz US Deal
Aurobindo is betting big, buying certain portions of Sandoz’s US portfolio in a deal potentially worth $1bn. The acquisition positions the Indian firm in the top league in the overall US generics space by Rx and also segments like dermatology, but much could depend on how effectively Aurobindo delivers on value creation potential amid ongoing price pressures.
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The termination of the Aurobindo-Sandoz deal isn’t perhaps all bad news for the Indian firm and the flip side may be an improved balance sheet, according to some analysts. But the resolution of compliance issues at manufacturing facilities remains critical.
Aurobindo and Sandoz mutually terminate their planned $1bn deal, leaving many questions on how both sides will re-orient strategies going forward.
Sandoz US president Carol Lynch talked to Scrip about its changing US portfolio, which will emphasize biosimilars, as the Novartis unit is poised to divest most of its US generics portfolio to Aurobindo.