Perrigo Moves Closer To Exclusive Consumer Focus With UK Rx Generics Business Sale
Perrigo’s ambitions to become a consumer-focused company are a step closer after the firm announced an immediate sale of a ‘non-core’ asset.
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Perrigo has been looking to separate its Prescription US generics business for almost two years but has ruled out an immediate or rushed transaction in existing market conditions. Meanwhile, management took the time to assess the financial rewards and ramifications of Perrigo’s recently-launched generic ProAir product, with demand “substantially higher than anticipated” in the wake of COVID-19.
Providing self-care products "opens this organization up to massive opportunity" which Perrigo will identify in early 2019, says new CEO Murray Kessler. It remains committed to selling or spinning off its Rx unit, though it's "just a few FDA approvals away from significantly" growing, he says as firm reports $68m net loss in its latest quarter.