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Permira subsidiary Neuraxpharm acquires two product portfolios from Sanofi

Photo: Dr. Jörg Rhiel, Part­ner Corporate/Private Equity at Clif­ford Chance in Frankfurt
21. July 2022

Frank­furt a. M. — The Neurax­pharm Group has acqui­red two product port­fo­lios from Sanofi, which are marke­ted globally in over 50 coun­tries. With the pending acqui­si­tion, Neurax­pharm aims to streng­t­hen its posi­tion as a leading Euro­pean specialty phar­maceu­ti­cal company focu­sed on central nervous system disor­ders and expand its global foot­print. The acqui­si­tion of the port­fo­lios will incre­ase Neuraxpharm’s annual gross sales to appro­xi­mately €0.6 billion. — Inter­na­tio­nal law firm Clif­ford Chance advi­sed Neurax­pharm Group on the acqui­si­tion of the two product port­fo­lios from Sanofi.

The initial port­fo­lio inclu­des a range of products targe­ting central nervous system disor­ders, covering the areas of psych­ia­try and neuro­logy — inclu­ding the drugs Nozi­nan, Tran­xene, Tiapri­dal, Dogma­til and Largac­til. The second port­fo­lio inclu­des Topal­gic and Tren­tal, two products for the treat­ment of pain and vascu­lar dise­a­ses. The drugs are used in a variety of pati­ents with diffe­rent condi­ti­ons, inclu­ding depres­sion, anxiety, psycho­sis, alco­hol depen­dence, myas­the­nia gravis and Parkinson’s dise­ase. Both product port­fo­lios comprise 17 mole­cu­les marke­ted under 38 brands.

About Neurax­pharm

Neurax­pharm is a port­fo­lio group of the private equity fund Permira. Clif­ford Chance had already advi­sed global private equity firm Permira on the acqui­si­tion of Neurax­pharm Group in 2020.

Advi­sor Neurax­pharm Group: Clif­ford Chance
Led by part­ner Dr. Jörg Rhiel (Corporate/Private Equity, Frankfurt).

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