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True North to Aquire 2.4% Biocon Biologics’ Stake

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Pharmaceuticals major Biocon Ltd said that its subsidiary Biocon Biologics India has approved the acquisition of 2.44% stake in it by private equity firm True North with an investment of Rs 536.25 crore.

In a regulatory filing, Biocon said that the transaction is subject to standard condition precedents including regulatory approvals and post the completion of this transaction, Biocon will hold 96.07% stake in Biocon Biologics. The deal values the unlisted subsidiary at around $3 billion.

“As per the terms of the proposed agreement, True North will invest Rs 536.25 Crore that will eventually translate to a 2.44% minority stake in the biosimilars business post all restructuring, including the filed merger of Biocon Research Ltd with Biocon Biologics, valuing Biocon Biologics at Rs 21,450 crore or $3 billion on a pre-money equity basis,” it said.

Biocon Biologics is a fully-integrated ‘pure-play’ biosimilars organisation and is engaged in developing high-quality, affordable biosimilars aimed at expanding patient access to a cutting-edge class of therapies.

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