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Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Beximco Pharmaceut

Sanofi Bangladesh Share Purchase Agreement signed

RNS Number : 6944L
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd
14 September 2021

14 September 2021




Share Purchase Agreement signed for the acquisition of a majority stake in Sanofi Bangladesh Limited


Deal in line with strategy to expand core capabilities and product offering



Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited ("Beximco Pharma" or "the Company"; AIM Symbol: BXP, LEI No.: 213800IMBBD6TIOQGB56), the fast-growing manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products and active pharmaceutical ingredients, is pleased to announce that, further to the announcements on 21 January 2021 and 03 September 2021, the Company has now entered into the share purchase agreement to acquire the majority stake in Sanofi Bangladesh Limited ("Sanofi Bangladesh") (the "Acquisition").


The proposed earnings accretive Acquisition is in line with Beximco Pharma's strategy to expand its capabilities and product offering into new specialty therapy areas while enabling the Company to consolidate its position as a leading pharmaceutical in Bangladesh by adding an established business with a reputation for high-quality products.


Sanofi Bangladesh has been part Sanofi S.A. ("Sanofi"), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. The operations in Bangladesh were established in 1958 as part of the British chemical company, May & Baker. Following a series of mergers, it became known as Sanofi-Aventis in 2004, before being renamed in 2013 as Sanofi Bangladesh Limited.


Sanofi Bangladesh's state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including a PIC/S certifiable manufacturing facility for the leading antibiotic, cephalosporin, are spread over c25 acres of land, located near Beximco Pharma's manufacturing facility in Tongi. Sanofi Bangladesh has over 800 employees and produces approximately 100 branded generic products, predominately for the local market. Sanofi Bangladesh has a strong presence  in cardiology, diabetes, oncology, dermatology and CNS. Sanofi also supplies its global brands of vaccines, insulins and chemotherapy drugs to Bangladesh through direct imports, which the Group will continue to distribute following the completion of the Acquisition .


In the year ended 31 December 2020 (the last audited accounts prepared by Sanofi Bangladesh), Sanofi Bangladesh generated revenue of Taka 3.038 billion (approximately £25.8 million), profit before tax of Taka 277.6 million (approximately £2.35 million) and had gross assets of Taka 6.409 billion (approximately £54.4m).


A further announcement will be made in due course to confirm final completion of the Acquisition.




For further information please visit or enquire to


Beximco Pharma

Nazmul Hassan MP, Managing Director

Tel: +880 2 58611001, ext.20080


S M Rabbur Reza, Chief Operating Officer

Tel: +880 2 58611001, ext. 20111


Mohammad Ali Nawaz, Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +880 2 58611001, ext.20030


SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)

Mark Brady / Andrew Emmott

Tel: +44 (0)20 3368 3551 / 3555


SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Broker)

Vadim Alexandre / Abigail Wayne

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470


FTI Consulting

Simon Conway / Victoria Foster Mitchell / Sam Purewal

Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1000



About Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited

Beximco Pharma is a leading manufacturer and exporter of medicines based in Bangladesh. Since its inception in 1976, the Company remains committed to health and wellbeing of people across all the continents by providing access to contemporary medicines. Company's broad portfolio of generics encompasses diverse delivery systems such as tablets, capsules, liquids, semi-solids, intravenous fluids, metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, sterile ophthalmic drops, insulins, prefilled syringes, injectables, nebuliser solutions, oral soluble films etc. The Company also undertakes contract manufacturing for multinational and leading global generic pharmaceutical companies.


Beximco Pharma′s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are certified by global regulatory authorities of USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, GCC and Latin America, among others and it has a geographic footprint in more than 50 countries. More than 5,500 employees are driving the company towards achieving its aspiration to be among the most admired companies in the world.



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