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Catalent Pharma Solutions
announced an agreement for Catalent to acquire the Clinical Trial Supplies business of Aptuit LLC for cash consideration of $410 million on a cash and debt free basis. The acquisition will substantially expand Catalent’s Development & Clinical Services business, transforming it into the #2 provider globally in clinical supply solutions, and adding important development and clinical manufacturing expertise and capacity. Following the close of the transaction, Aptuit will focus on its market-leading integrated discovery to mid-phase development business.
“This transaction builds important expertise, scale and capability for our Development & Clinical Services business to better meet our customers’ needs globally,” said John Chiminski, President and CEO of Catalent. “This transaction also strengthens Catalent’s global leadership in development solutions and advanced delivery technologies for drugs and biologics.”
Catalent’s Development & Clinical Services business offers clinical supply services, analytical chemistry, respiratory product development, regulatory consulting, and biologics cell line development. Catalent has made substantial recent investments to extend the capabilities and capacity of the business. Catalent today provides the broadest range of expert development services, which can drive more efficient development timelines, and help customers bring more compounds and better products to market faster.
Aptuit’s remaining business maintains state-of-the-art discovery, development and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. Aptuit offers the most complete set of integrated early development capabilities in the industry including discovery, early development, solid state chemistry, sterile fill parenterals, high potency APIs through Class V and formulation development. Aptuit is dedicated to supporting the global biotech and pharmaceutical industry by accelerating timelines, maintaining quality and reducing the cost of bringing drugs to market.
The completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including approval from regulatory authorities, and is expected to occur by the end of the calendar year. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed.