/PRNewswire/ – Perrigo Company plc, a leading global provider of “Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®,” today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Belgian-based Omega Pharma Invest N.V. (“Omega”) in a cash and equity transaction valued at approximately €3.8 billion, which includes the assumption of €1.3 billion in debt. Sellers are Marc Coucke, Waterland Private Equity Fund V CV and co-investors of Waterland.
“The combination of Perrigo and Omega creates an industry leading, global healthcare company with the operational structure and cash flow generation to accelerate our international growth even further,” said Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO, Joseph C. Papa. “This strategic combination creates a top 5 global OTC healthcare company by revenue, enhancing our leading OTC position through Omega’s strong, established European commercial, regulatory and distribution platforms, which further enables us to capitalize on the many megatrends which bend in favor of consumer choice and cost control in healthcare. We expect the combined companies will create tremendous value for consumers and shareholders for years to come.”