An affiliate of funds advised by SK Capital Partners, LP (“SK Capital”) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Apotex Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. (“Apotex” or the “Company”), a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines across all major therapeutic areas for patients around the world.
“Apotex is a dynamic, entrepreneurial company with a strong track record of success, underpinned by its diversified product portfolio, robust pipeline of new launches and iconic brand. We feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to support Apotex with our deep experience in the pharmaceutical sector as it continues to research, develop and produce safe and affordable medicines for patients in Canada, the United States and around the world,” said Aaron Davenport, Managing Director at SK Capital.
Jeff Watson, President and CEO of Apotex, said, “We are excited to work with SK Capital, whose industry expertise and resources will help grow our leadership in the market and maintain our focus on improving access to high-quality affordable medicines for millions of patients worldwide.”
Closing of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary regulatory conditions.
Lead arrangers RBC Capital Markets, The Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC and Truist Securities are providing committed financing in support of the transaction. RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, Jefferies LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. served as financial advisors to SK Capital and Kirkland & Ellis and McMillan LLP served as legal counsel.
Rothschild & Co served as financial advisor to Apotex and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg served as legal counsel.