Navigation Links
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Acquires Probiotica in Brazil
Date:2/1/2012

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced today that Valeant has acquired Probiotica Laboratorios Ltda., a leader in sports nutrition and food supplements in Brazil.  Probiotica currently markets a full line of over-the-counter sports nutrition products and other food supplements, with a 30 percent share of the market. Valeant will acquire Probiotica for R$150 million.  Net revenue in 2011 was approximately R$80 million and double digit growth is expected in 2012.  The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive.

"We are excited about this new opportunity in Brazil," stated J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer.  "The sports nutrition and food supplement market has outperformed the rest of the market and Probiotica's strong reputation in Brazil makes it a perfect fit into our growing consumer portfolio. With a continued emphasis on healthier lifestyles and fitness, we believe we have a unique opportunity not only in Brazil, but in potential export markets as well."

About Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics.  More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at www.valeant.com.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

To the extent any statements made in this document contain information that is not historical, these statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and may be forward-looking information as defined under applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking statements").

These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the impact of Probiotica's business on Valeant's Brazilian portfolio, Valeant's growth initiatives and the expected timing of the acquisition to be accretive.  Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "continue", "plan", "project", "will", "may", "should", "could", "would", "target", "potential" and other similar expressions.  In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements.  Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things, the closing of the acquisition of Probiotica by Valeant, the impact of Probiotica' business on Valeant's Brazilian portfolio, Valeant's growth initiatives and the expected timing of the acquisition to be accretive, and the risk factors as detailed from time to time in Valeant's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA"). 

Contact Information:
Laurie W. Little
949-461-6002
laurie.little@valeant.com

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101025/LA87217LOGO)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Valeant to Acquire Polish Products
2. GSK and Valeant Announce New U.S. FDA PDUFA Goal Date for Ezogabine
3. Valeant and Biovail Announce Results of Special Meetings of Shareholders
4. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Redemption and Defeasance of 7.625% Senior Notes Due 2020 and 8.375% Senior Notes Due 2016
5. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces That Alexza Pharmaceuticals Has Received a Complete Response Letter for AZ-004 (Staccato® Loxapine) Inhalation Aerosol NDA
6. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results
7. Valeant Declares Special Dividend and Plans to Create a Special Dividend Reinvestment Plan
8. Valeant Announces Pricing of Senior Notes
9. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Robert A. Ingram and Resignation of William M. Wells as Chairman
10. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Appoints Philip W. Loberg as Interim CFO
11. Regulatory Update - GSK and Valeant Receive Positive Opinion in Europe From the CHMP for Trobalt (Retigabine)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Any dentist who has made an implant ... process. Many of them do not even offer this as ... high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to ... a high cost that the majority of today,s patients would ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic ... most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):