The companies' highly complementary product offerings and development pipelines will extend Teva's generic and proprietary offerings for customers globally. By adding development resources and breadth to Teva's product portfolio and pipeline, particularly the Paragraph IV and first to file opportunities, Teva will bring more products to market while increasing access to affordable medicines. The transaction also bolsters Teva's specialty pharmaceutical platform through the addition of Barr's substantial women's health portfolio to Teva's respiratory franchise, further enhancing Teva's balanced business model.
Shlomo Yanai, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva, said, "The acquisition of Barr will elevate Teva's market leadership to a new level. The combination of our two companies provides an outstanding opportunity strategically and economically: It will enhance our market share and leadership position in the U.S. and key global markets, further strengthen our portfolio and pipeline, and provide upside to our strategic plan, by allowing us to exceed our 20/20 goals for 2012."
Mr. Yanai continued, "We have long admired Barr as a highly-focused company with an excellent management team. This is a transaction in which two great, strong companies are joining forces to capture an even greater share of the growing opportunities in generics and deliver even more value to our stakeholders."
Bruce Downey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barr, said, "This
transaction will enable Teva to capitalize on Barr's portfolio of unique
generic and proprietary products, benefit from our capabilities in
biologics, and expand its presence in important Central and Eastern
European markets. This agreement has the full support of Barr's Board of
Directors and se
|SOURCE Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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