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Sequent Scientific forays into pet segment in Brazil; Stock slumps 4.5%

The company signs definitive agreement to acquire 100% stake in Nourrie Saúde e Nutrição Animal Ltda.

December 16, 2021 3:25 IST | India Infoline News Service
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Sequent Scientific Limited (SeQuent), having businesses in the animal health sector through its principal operating company “Alivira Animal Health Ltd.”, signs definitive agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Nourrie Saúde e Nutrição Animal Ltda (Nourrie) in Brazil.

In line with its stated strategy for Sequent 2.0, this acquisition marks Alivira’s foray into Brazil’s pet market, the fastest-growing segment in Brazil, and 4th largest pet market in the world. The acquisition will be made through Evance Saude Animal Health Ltda (Evance), a subsidiary of Alivira Brazil, for a cash consideration of BRL 27 Million, and is expected to close in Q4FY22.

Nourrie specializes in development and commercialization of nutraceuticals and therapeutic products, with a portfolio of 23 commercialized products for pet and swine, and a near-term pipeline of 17 products. The business is well established with integrated R&D and manufacturing setup, complementary to Alivira’s existing local capabilities.

The company also manufactures Transuin, a Ractopamine based product for swine, a key product in Alivira Brazil’s portfolio. This transaction also strengthens the global Alivira team with the induction of Dr. Geraldo José Arantes, the erstwhile R&D head of Elanco for Latam region and shall participate in the global R&D program of Alivira.

Since its acquisition in 2016, Alivira Brazil (Evance) has emerged to be amongst Top 10 ranked animal health players in Brazil, having grown significantly at a CAGR of 57% over the last 5 years, achieving revenues of ~BRL 114 Mn TTM Sep 2021. It has established strong presence in livestock segment with a portfolio of 40+ commercialized products.

This transaction further builds on Alivira’s strong track record of global acquisitions, having successfully acquired and integrated 9 companies across Europe, Latam and India in the last 7 years.

Towards close of trade on Thursday, Sequent Scientific Ltd was trading at Rs166.90 per piece down by Rs7.75 or 4.44% from its previous closing of Rs174.65 per piece on the BSE.

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