Fonds de solidarité FTQ acquires 31 pct stake in Jamp Pharma

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has acquired a 31 percent interest in Jamp Pharma Corp, a Boucherville, Québec-based generic pharmaceutical company. The investment’s value was not disclosed. Jamp Pharma specializes in developing, distributing and marketing generic drugs and over-the-counter products. It said the partnership with the Fonds will support new product development and increased growth across Canada and in select international markets. Founded in 1988 as a family-owned company, Jamp Pharma was acquired in 2006 by Louis Pilon, its current president and CEO.

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JAMP Pharma’s growth supported by Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Boucherville, Quebec – October 25, 2016 — JAMP Pharma, a Boucherville based generic pharmaceutical company, announces that it has reached a partnership agreement with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. This partnership includes a major investment representing a minority participation of 31%. This is a decisive shift in JAMP Pharma’s growth, since it will provide the company with the means to pursue its goals, as well as giving its management team the latitude to achieve them.

By increasing JAMP Pharma’s financial capabilities, the investment by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ will make it possible to significantly increase new product development and, as a result, the company’s ability to supply its customers. JAMP Pharma also intends to accelerate its growth across Canada by focusing on the development of complex generic products, in addition to expanding into select international markets. The announcement comes at a time when the company, which just moved into a state-of-the-art facility in Boucherville, has doubled its size to support its anticipated growth.

“JAMP Pharma is a Canadian company that is already experiencing phenomenal growth. We consider it to be a partner of choice for Quebec’s economic development as well as for developing our involvement in Canada’s generic drug industry. This investment demonstrates our desire and capability to support entrepreneurial initiatives, as well as our pivotal role in the life sciences sector,” said Alain Denis, senior vice-president – New Economy, Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

“Our partnership with the Fonds benefits us since we can now increase our presence in Canada, as well as setting our sights on new international markets, while giving our senior management the leeway it needs to do so,” added Louis Pilon, JAMP Pharma’s president and CEO.

JAMP Pharma, a family-owned company founded in 1988 in British Columbia, has enjoyed dramatic growth since it was acquired in 2006 by Louis Pilon, its president and CEO. The company, currently ranked fourth in its field in Canada for its product portfolio, which will hit $100 million this year, has been growing steadily over the past five years.

About JAMP Pharma

JAMP Pharma is a privately owned Quebec company that employs more than 130 people. It has a broad range of more than 210 molecules available by prescription or over the counter, in a wide variety of dosage forms (oral solids, solutions, injectable, topicals and suppositories). In 2015, more than 15 million prescriptions were filled using JAMP Pharma products. With more than 30 new molecules launched every year, the company is known for launching new products and for its reliable supply chain and high-quality service.

For more information, visit www.jamppharma.com.

About the Fonds de solidarité FTQ

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a development capital fund that channels the savings of Quebecers into investments. At May 31, 2016, the organization had $11.7 billion in net assets, and through its current portfolio of investments has helped create and protect 187,414 jobs. The Fonds is a partner in more than 2,600 companies and has 618,551 shareholder-savers. For more information, visit www.fondsftq.com.

Information:

Frédérick Truchon-Gagnon
Coordinator
NATIONAL Public Relations (for JAMP Pharma)
438-350-1001
ftruchon-gagnon@national.ca

Patrick McQuilken
Senior consultant, media relations and communications
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
514-703-5587
pmcquilken@fondsftq.com

Photo courtesy of Jamp Pharma Corp