MILAN, Italy, July 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recordati announces the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Pro Farma AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical company with  headquarters in Zug. The value of the transaction (enterprise value) is of CHF 16 million and will be funded from existing liquidity. The signing and closing of the transaction took place at the same time.

Pro Farma, with expected 2016 revenues of around CHF 10 million, markets proprietary and in-licensed specialties in selected therapeutic areas which include both prescription and OTC drugs. The main brands are Lacdigest (tilactase), Tretinac (isotretinoin) and Urocit (potassium citrate). Furthermore, the company offers distribution and promotion services to other pharmaceutical companies.

"The acquisition of Pro Farma represents an excellent base on which to develop our operations in Switzerland where Recordati has recently started to sell its product Livazo (pitavastatin) directly to the market" declared Giovanni Recordati, Chairman and CEO. "Furthermore, the main product Lacdigest will contribute to the enhancement of our presence in gastroenterology."

Recordati , established in 1926, is an international pharmaceutical group, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (Reuters RECI.MI, Bloomberg REC IM, ISIN IT 0003828271), with a total staff of around 4,000, dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Recordati has operations in the main European countries, in Russia, in other Central and Eastern European countries, in Turkey, in North Africa and in the United States of America.  An efficient field force of medical representatives promotes a wide range of innovative pharmaceuticals, both proprietary and under license, in a number of therapeutic areas including a specialized business dedicated to treatments for rare diseases. Recordati is a partner of choice for new product licenses for its territories. Recordati is committed to the research and development of new specialties within the urogenital therapeutic area and of treatments for rare diseases.  Consolidated revenue for 2015 was € 1,047.7 million, operating income was € 278.5 million and net income was € 198.8 million.

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