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Teva to Acquire Ratiopharm for $4.9 Billion

10:44 PM MDT | March 19, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petah Tikva, Israel), the leading generics pharmaceutical company in the world, says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ratiopharm (Ulm, Germany), the second largest generics producer in Germany and the sixth largest generics drug company worldwide, for an enterprise value of €3.62 billion ($4.9 billion). Teva expects to complete the acquisition by the end of 2010. The acquisition will position Teva as the leading generics company in Europe, Teva says. Ratiopharm had sales of about €1.6 billion ($2.2...

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