Takeda Pharmaceutical continues to advance its growth strategy with the sale of non-core assets in Latin America


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, September 16, 2021 – Today, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502 / NYSE: TAK) (‘Takeda’) announced that it has entered into an agreement to dispose of a selection of non-core products from the Company’s portfolio sold in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and other countries of Central America and the Caribbean that make up the Southern Cone, the Andean region, Mexico and the regions of Central America and the Caribbean (SAM) in its Growth and Emerging Markets business unit (GEM BU) in Adium Pharma SA (‘Adium’), subject to customary legal and regulatory closing conditions.

The divestiture portfolio includes five non-essential products, mainly prescription gastroenterology assets:
Pantoprazole, Alevian, Dexlansoprazole, Riopan, Faktu. The transaction is expected to be finalized in the second half of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Until then, Takeda retains ownership of these products and is responsible for ensuring patient access to them.

“We are confident that Adium is well positioned to ensure continued patient access to the products that are the subject of this transaction,” said Ricardo Marek, President of the Business Unit (BU) Growth & Emerging Markets (GEM) by Takeda. “The strategy adopted by our GEM BU helps accelerate patients’ sustainable access to innovation. Through this divestment, we will have a greater ability to focus on strengthening our efforts in key therapeutic areas to meet the needs of patients living with severe or rare disease. Additionally, it helps Takeda achieve its ambition to become a global, value-driven, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader. ‘

Adium, a pharmaceutical company founded in 1975 with headquarters in Uruguay, operates in 18 Latin American countries, is dedicated to the development, production and marketing of pharmaceuticals, providing access to doctors and patients in America Latin America, to innovative and quality treatments with a commercial portfolio that includes exclusive brand generics and innovative licensed pharmaceuticals in the fields of oncology, rheumatology, pain, urology, women’s health, neurology, cardiology and gastroenterology.

“The divestiture reinforces Takeda’s commitment to deliver highly innovative products with a greater focus on our five strategic business areas as part of our global long-term growth strategy,” said Gabriela Pittis, President of SAM domain for Takeda’s GEM BU. “Under this agreement, Takeda will continue to develop and supply the products covered by this contract for the next five years to Adium, in line with the company’s goal of delivering better health to people and a better future for the people. world. ”

transaction details

Takeda has reached an agreement to divest its portfolio of five pharmaceutical products, primarily prescription assets sold in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama, as well as other countries in the world. Central America and the Caribbean in Adium, subject to customary legal and regulatory closing conditions.

Under this agreement, Takeda remains responsible for the development and delivery of these products to Adium over the next five years, which will allow patients to have continued access to these drugs.

Takeda is being advised by Deloitte as our financial advisor and Marval O’Farrell & Mairal as our legal advisor in this transaction.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502 / NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments, guided through our commitment to patients, our staff and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts in four therapeutic areas: oncology, rare genetics and hematology, neuroscience and gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted investments in R&D in plasma-derived therapies and vaccines. We are focused on developing highly innovative medicines that help make a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a pipeline. robust and diverse. Our employees are committed to improving the quality of life for patients and working with our healthcare partners in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

Media contacts:

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Contact for investors:
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