Perrigo Company is the largest manufacturer of private label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in the United States. The company’s shares are traded on the NYSE and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; as a result of the merger with Agis Industries the company is a constituent of the TA-25 Index. Perrigo is the only non-Israeli company on the TA-25.
Perrigo Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer healthcare products, generic prescription drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and consumer products primarily in the United States, Australia, Israel, Europe, India and Mexico.
In March 2005 the firm acquired Agis Industries Ltd. (TASE:AGIS), an Israel based generic pharmaceuticals company in an $850 million transaction. Agis was founded in 1983 by Moshe (Mori) Arkin who developed his father’s small drug import business into a multinational generic pharmaceutical company. As a result of the acquisition Arkin owns 9% of Perrigo, and was appointed as Vice Chairman of the company.
On 9 January 2008, the firm acquired Galpharm Healthcare, Ltd., a supplier of over-the-counter store brand pharmaceuticals in the United Kingdom. On 16 September 2008, the firm acquired J.B. Laboratories . On 6 October 2008, it acquired Laboratorios Diba S.A., enabling the company to market its products in Mexico. On 13 November 2008, ity acquired Unico Holdings, a manufacturer of store brand pediatric electrolytes, enemas and feminine hygiene products for retail consumers in the U.S.
On 1 March 2010, the firm acquired Orion Laboratories Pty, Ltd. a supplier of over-the-counter (OTC) store brand pharmaceutical products in Australia and New Zealand. On 23 March 2010, it acquired PBM Holdings, Inc.,a producer of over-the-counter store brand infant formula and baby foods in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.
On 20 January 2011, the firm announced that it would acquire Paddock Laboratories Inc., with the deal expected to close in fiscal 2012. On 29 July 2013, the firm announced that it would acquire Élan a major drugs firm based in Dublin.
The company operates in three segments; Consumer Healthcare, Rx Pharmaceuticals, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. The Consumer Healthcare segment produces over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. This segment offers analgesic, cough/cold/allergy/sinus, gastrointestinal, smoking cessation, first aid, antacids, hemorrhoidal remedies, motion sickness, sleep aid products, feminine hygiene products, vitamin, and nutritional supplement products.
The Rx Pharmaceuticals segment produces generic prescription drugs in the United States. This segment provides creams, ointments, lotions, gels, and solutions, as well as nasal sprays, foams, and transdermal devices.
The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients segment produces pharmaceutical ingredients in Israel with sales to customers worldwide. The company also offers cosmetics, toiletries, detergents, manufactured and imported pharmaceutical products, and medical diagnostic products. The company’s customers include national and regional retail drug, supermarket, wholesalers, and mass merchandise chains.
Joseph C. Papa is the Chief Executive Officer and President.
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