More Interest In Speculated Cipla Stake Sale: Portfolio, Cultural Fit Will Matter
After PEs, Torrent Pharma is speculated to be in the fray for a stake in Cipla. Experts weigh in on the contours of the product and cultural alignment of the two firms, should things move forward and also whether other Indian players could take a shot at the 'once in a lifetime opportunity'.
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Cipla reports highest ever quarterly revenues in the US, a market that’s seeing lower “price compression” amid sell-offs, bankruptcies and a rebalancing of the supply chain. The firm’s portfolio has a “lot of steam” left to be unlocked and it’s also keeping an eye on the impact of the tornado-hit Pfizer site on supplies.
Private equity firms are among those believed to be in the fray for a stake in India's Cipla, a company with a rich legacy and steeped in history. It’s an ideal case study for buyout funds, an investment banker tells Scrip.