Advent International to buy Mexican generic drug maker SOMAR for $124 mln

Advent International has agreed to acquire Mexico City-based Grupo Farmacéutico SOMAR, a generic drug maker, for about $124 million. The seller was Endo International plc. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year.


DUBLIN, July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Mexico City based Grupo Farmacéutico SOMAR to Advent International for approximately $124 million subject to customary adjustments for cash, debt and working capital.

“Earlier this year, we disclosed our intention to divest non-core assets, including SOMAR, in order to re-direct our resources to our core areas of growth. Today, we are pleased to announce our agreement with Advent to divest SOMAR,” said Paul Campanelli, President and CEO of Endo. “SOMAR has a talented team and I want to thank them for the contributions they have made to our Company.”

“SOMAR is a leading player in the large, growing Mexican private generics market,” said Juan Pablo Zucchini, a Managing Partner and Head of the Latin American Healthcare practice at Advent International. “This investment aligns well with our healthcare sector focus in the region.” Enrique Pani, a Managing Director in Advent’s Mexico City office, added, “We look forward to working with SOMAR’s talented management team to continue growing all of the company’s business lines.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2017, subject to customary conditions, including the approval of the Mexican Competition Commission. Endo intends to classify the SOMAR assets and liabilities as held-for-sale in second-quarter 2017 and consequently expects to record an estimated pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $100 million, primarily impacting the carrying balances of goodwill and other intangible assets. Endo will finalize its analysis and record any required impairment charges in connection with its second-quarter 2017 financial reporting close.

About Endo International plc
Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) is a highly focused generics and specialty branded pharmaceutical company delivering quality medicines to patients in need through excellence in development, manufacturing and commercialization. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA. Learn more at

About Grupo Farmacéutico SOMAR
SOMAR, headquartered in Mexico City, is a leading pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of high-quality generic and branded generic products in Mexico. The company focuses on a number of key primary care market segments including dermatology medications. For more information, visit

About Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has completed 325 investments across 40 countries and as of March 2017 had $39 billion in assets under management. Advent has significant experience in the healthcare sector, having deployed more than $5.5 billion in 39 companies, including 14 businesses involved in pharmaceutical development, distribution and outsourcing. The firm is also one of the leading private equity investors in Latin America. Since 1996, it has raised more than $6 billion in capital for the region and invested in 60 Latin American companies. Advent is committed to partnering with management teams and investing in businesses to strengthen their operations and drive revenue and earnings growth. For more information, visit