Hyderabad: Natco Pharma Ltd on Thursday said its board has approved setting up of a subsidiary in Indonesia with an investment of up to USD 3 million (nearly Rs 25 crore) for selling pharmaceutical products in that country.
The new subsidiary — PT. NATCO Lotus Farma — will be a joint venture with Natco holding 51 per cent and the balance stake 49 per cent by PT. Mitra Medis Exim (MME), a part of Mitra Jaya Group, which is a 40 year old multi-diversified group, as the co-promoter, the company said in a regulatory filing.
The company’s board approved the proposal at its meeting held on Thursday.
Natco will initially invest USD 1 million for a stake of 51 per cent as capital contribution and balance will be invested as and when the funds are required by the subsidiary, it added.
PT. NATCO Lotus Farma will be engaged in selling pharmaceutical products in Indonesia, it added.
MME is in the business of distribution for active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients for end-users in Indonesia.
On the rationale behind the step, Natco said,”(The) objective is to enter new geographies for growth and increased profitability.”
Natco Pharma Limited is a vertically integrated and R&D focused pharmaceutical company engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of finished dosage formulations (“FDF”) and active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”). The company’s focus is primarily on niche therapeutic areas and complex products. It markets and distributes products in over 40 countries. It sells FDF products in the United States, India, Europe and the rest of the world (“RoW”). Natco also operates in certain key geographies through its subsidiaries.
Natco Pharma is also engaged in contract manufacturing business, whereby it undertakes selected contracts with pharmaceutical companies to manufacture and supply pharmaceutical products.