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Cipla’s subsidiary to acquire South Africa’s Mirren for Rs 228 cr

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CiplaAn agreement has been signed to fully acquire South Africa’s Mirren (Pty) Ltd by drug major Cipla’s subsidiary for a cash consideration of South African Rand 450 million (approx Rs 228 crore).

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In a statement, Cipla said the acquisition will boost its market position and help it to accelerate growth within over the counter (OTC) space.

Mirren (Pty) Ltd which specialises in OTC pharmaceutical products has its presence in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

“The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) Ltd has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent stake in Mirren (Pty) Ltd, South Africa,” Cipla said in a regulatory filing.

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The transaction required approval by the South African Competition Commission and is expected to be completed before September 30, 2018, Cipla said.

“Cash consideration of South African Rand 450 million to be paid on closing of transaction,” the company said.

Mirren registered a turnover of South African Rand 152.1 million for the financial year ended on February 28, 2018.

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