Osaka, Japan, April 1, 2021 --- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it has completed the asset transfer associated with a portfolio of select non-core products in Japan to Teijin Pharma Limited (“Teijin Pharma”) for JPY 133.0 billion1. This asset transfer agreement was announced in February 2021.
The portfolio divested to Teijin Pharma was comprised of four non-core type 2 diabetes products (Nesina®, Liovel®, Inisync® and Zafatek®) sold in Japan, which generated total sales of approximately JPY 30.8 billion in FY2019. While the products included in the asset transfer continue to play important roles in meeting patient needs in the country, they were outside of Takeda’s chosen business areas – Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases, Plasma-Derived Therapies, Oncology, and Neuroscience – core to its global long-term growth strategy. The transaction continues Takeda’s strong momentum toward optimizing its portfolio for growth by discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments in its focused key business areas.
Takeda and Teijin Pharma have entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement and distribution agreement, under which Takeda will continue to manufacture the products, supply them and provide the distribution channel to Teijin Pharma. Takeda will, for the time being, continue holding the marketing authorizations of the transferred brands, and the timing of the transfer of the marketing authorizations will be determined later.
Takeda intends to use the proceeds from the sale to reduce its debt and accelerate deleveraging towards its target of 2x net debt/adjusted EBITDA within FY2021 – FY2023.
Takeda has sustained momentum in its divestiture strategy and has exceeded its $10 billion non-core asset divestiture target. Including this transaction, Takeda has announced 12 deals since January 2019, for a total aggregate value of up to approximately $12.9 billion.
As the asset transfer was completed on April 1, 2021, this transaction will be reflected in Takeda’s results for the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2021. Takeda anticipates the sales price to have a positive impact on Reported Profit before income taxes and Net Profit attributable to owners of the Company of approximately JPY 130.0 billion and JPY 90.0 billion, respectively. Since the gain relates to the divestiture of non-core assets, there will be no impact on Core Operating Profit or Core Net Profit. Takeda will announce its Forecast for the Full Year Consolidated Financials for the Fiscal Year 2021 at the Fiscal Year 2020 financial results announcement scheduled in May 2021.
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetic and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit http://www.asiamerlion.cn.
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1 The sales price includes the price of product inventory. The sales price will be adjusted based on the value of the product inventory on the date of the completion of the asset transfer.