BUENA, N.J., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), a New Jersey-based specialty generic pharmaceutical company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Alveda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $47 million CAD in cash. Alveda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Canadian generic pharmaceutical company focused on providing the Canadian healthcare system with essential injectable pharmaceutical products. Products are supplied through Alveda's long-term partnerships with reputable European contract manufacturing organizations. Alveda currently markets 17 molecules in the Canadian market through its 36 injectables and is the market leader in Canada for most of the products in the Alveda catalogue.
Jason Grenfell-Gardner, President and CEO of IGI, commented, "This transaction should deliver contribution to our fourth quarter of 2015 financial results via a profitable commercial platform and growing pipeline of hospital-administered injectable products in Canada.The Alveda management team has a strong track record with the Canadian institutional supply chain including group purchasing organizations, wholesalers, and individual hospitals.The Alveda in-house regulatory team has been quite productive, and, as a result, Alveda currently has a pipeline of 8 products, 4 of which are pending approval by Health Canada.''
''This acquisition allows us to extend our TICO strategy into Canada,'' continued Mr. Grenfell-Gardner. ''This sector of the Canadian market typically offers timely generic approvals from Health Canada, which, together with the Alveda team, should accelerate the growth of IGI in Canada."
Albert Beraldo, President and CEO of Alveda Pharmaceuticals Inc., stated, "IGI's acquisition of the Alveda product line will further accelerate development of our proven business model. IGI provides a fantastic opportunity for the Alveda business to further expand product and service offerings for the benefit of patients throughout Canada." The transaction is expected to close before the end of November, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
Alveda has projected net sales of approximately $16.0M CAD for their fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.
Alveda's marketed injectable products include:
lidocaine with epinephrine
About IGI Laboratories, Inc.
IGI Laboratories is a specialty generic pharmaceutical company. Our mission is to be a leading player in the specialty generic prescription drug market.
About Alveda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alveda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Canadian company specializing in the sale and distribution of quality pharmaceuticals. Alveda's dedicated employees are committed to addressing the unmet and under-met medical needs of the Canadian healthcare system.
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