Fagron gains market leadership in Poland through the acquisition of Pharma Cosmetic

Tue, 12/27/2011

Fagron Group announces today that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Polish company Pharma Cosmetic, a leading supplier of pharmaceutical raw materials for compounding pharmacies in Poland. Pharma Cosmetic is the market leader in Poland and is expected to achieve turnover of approximately € 7.5 million in 2011.

Ger van Jeveren, CEO and founder of Fagron: “Pharma Cosmetic is a wonderful company that has developed strongly in recent years. We are therefore pleased to welcome Pharma Cosmetic and its employees into the Fagron Group. Because of the excellent track record and organisational quality of both Pharma Cosmetic and Fagron, we expect a rapid and smooth integration.

In 2011 we took important strategic steps to accelerate the expansion of Fagron’s global market leadership in the rapidly growing niche market of pharmaceutical compounding. Following the acquisition of Brazilian company Pharma Nostra and a specialised compounding pharmacy in the Netherlands, the start-up of a greenfield in Argentina, the partnership entered into Serbia and the acquisition of Polish company Pharma Cosmetic, Fagron Group is now active in 24 countries on three continents. In 2012, Fagron will further strengthen its market leadership in the rapidly growing market for pharmaceutical compounding through an active buy-and-build strategy, starting up greenfields and robust organic growth. The emphasis lies on acquisitions in Europe and North and South America.”

Katarzyna Adamowicz, on behalf of Pharma Cosmetic’s former owners: “We are convinced that Pharma Cosmetic is an excellent match for Fagron. As a global market leader, Fagron is at the forefront of everything that has to do with pharmaceutical compounding. The joining of forces with Fagron offers Pharma Cosmetic as well as our customers and employees promising opportunities for the future.”

About Pharma Cosmetic
Pharma Cosmetic (www.pharma-cosmetic.com.pl) was formed in 1991 by the Adamowicz family, the current sellers. With 64 employees, Pharma Cosmetic is expected to achieve turnover of approximately € 7.5 million in 2011 through the sale of pharmaceutical raw materials to around 13,000 pharmacies and pharmaceutical wholesalers in Poland. Pharma Cosmetic’s head office, warehouse and GMP production facilities are situated at a central, prime location in Krakow. Pharma Cosmetic has been awarded numerous prizes in recognition of the high quality of its products and its exceptional business performance.

 

Buy-and-build strategy
Fagron wants to further strengthen its market leadership in the rapidly growing market for pharmaceutical compounding through an active buy-and-build strategy, starting up greenfields and robust organic growth. In 2012, the emphasis will lie on acquisitions in Europe and North and South America.