27 November 2015

Zoetis Completes Purchase of PHARMAQ

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Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) announced that it has completed the purchase of PHARMAQ, the global leader in vaccines and innovation for health products in aquaculture, for a price of $765 million on a debt-free basis, having fulfilled all closing requirements.
Zoetis purchased PHARMAQ from a company owned by Permira IV, a fund managed by the global investment firm Permira, which has been the majority owner of the company since 2013.
“We are very pleased to welcome the PHARMAQ team to Zoetis, and we look forward to the future success we can build together as a market leader in aquatic health,” said Zoetis Chief Executive Officer Juan Ramón Alaix. “The PHARMAQ people, products and late-stage pipeline give Zoetis a strong platform for growth in the fastest growing animal health market.”
Zoetis plans to run the PHARMAQ business largely as a stand-alone operation within the company to help maintain its focus on critical customer needs and R&D milestones that will assure continued success.
About Zoetis
Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2014, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2015, Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in 120 countries. For more information,  visit www.zoetis.com.
PHARMAQ is the world's leading pharmaceutical company supplying the aquaculture industry and part of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. The company provides environmentally sound, safe and efficacious health products to the global aquaculture industry through targeted research and the commitment of dedicated people. The vaccines are manufactured in a state of the art production facility in Overhalla and Oslo, Norway. Administration and research and development activities are based in Oslo with subsidiaries in Norway, Chile, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Turkey, Spain, Panama and Hong Kong. PHARMAQ has approximately 200 employees. The company's products are marketed in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. For further information, please visit our website: www.pharmaq.no/.

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