Teva Announces Intention to Divest API Business as Part of Pivot to Growth Strategy
- The intended divestiture is expected to play an important role in Teva's “Pivot to Growth” strategy as it will allow Teva to focus on its core business strengths and on capital allocation towards growth engines and innovation
- Such intended divestiture of Teva’s API business is expected to enhance TAPI's position as a global leader in the growing API market
TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teva announced today its intention to divest its active-pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business, or "TAPI". TAPI is a global leader in the small-molecule API industry, with approximately 4,300 employees worldwide.
The intent to divest “TAPI” will allow Teva to maximize current and potential revenue streams, focusing on capital reallocation towards growth and innovation, and to better serve patients. The intended divestiture is expected to create additional value for Teva’s shareholders and other stakeholders by allowing Teva to better address distinct, growing markets with Teva’s leading product offerings. It will also allow the divested company to pursue new growth strategies, enabling it to maximize an array of opportunities in the $85 billion global API market.
Richard Francis, Teva's President and CEO said: "The divestiture of TAPI will play an important role in the execution of our Pivot to Growth strategy in this new era for Teva, as it will allow us to increase the focus on our core business, continue to invest in our growth drivers, accelerate our innovative and biosimilar pipeline, and position our generics portfolio and pipeline to drive growth for the future."
R. Ananth, CEO of TAPI said: "Our goal, operating outside of Teva, is to enable TAPI to maximize its potential for growth, capture more opportunities with third-party customers, leverage its technology, expand its capabilities and continue to support generics players and innovators, including Teva, worldwide."
Teva expects the intended divestiture to be completed in the first half of 2025, subject to reaching a satisfactory agreement on transaction terms with a prospective purchaser, the successful satisfaction of closing conditions, and the approval of an agreed transaction by Teva’s Board of Directors. However, there can be no assurance regarding the ultimate timing or structure of the potential divestiture or that a divestiture will be agreed or completed at all.
TAPI is a world-leading provider of small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). With extensive expertise in the development and manufacturing of high-quality API products, TAPI serves more than 1,000 clients globally, including Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical companies. TAPI’s robust portfolio of 350 products serve a diverse range of both generic and innovative therapeutic areas. TAPI’s operations are integral to the delivery of high-quality, safe and effective medications to patients worldwide, supported by a sophisticated supply chain, focused innovative manufacturing, regulatory and quality excellence and a commitment to sustainability. https://www.teva-api.com.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) is a global pharmaceutical leader with a category-defying portfolio, harnessing our generics expertise and stepping up innovation to continue the momentum behind the discovery, delivery, and expanded development of modern medicine. For over 120 years, Teva's commitment to bettering health has never wavered. Today, the company’s global network of capabilities enables its ~37,000 employees across 58 markets to push the boundaries of scientific innovation and deliver quality medicines to help improve health outcomes of millions of patients every day. To learn more about how Teva is all in for better health, visit www.tevapharm.com.
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Source: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited