Sun Pharmaceutical is planning acquisitions in Europe and is in talks with German drug maker Stada Arzneimittel AG.
The overseas acquisition is a part of strategic move to broaden its geographic breadth. Sun Pharma has followed a strategy of acquiring under-performing or unprofitable companies and merging their operations to its company.
The company is planning to raise $1 Bn for the acquisitions as the market value of the German drug maker is around $1.7 Bn. Sun Pharma has about $927 Mn cash on its balance sheet.
UTI Ventures Funds Management Company Private Limited, the private equity investment subsidiary of UTI Asset Management Co Pvt Ltd, has sold its stake in Ascent Capital Pvt Ltd to the management of the firm, which is headed by Raja Kumar.