Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Summary

Amneal Pharmaceuticals
TypePublic
NYSE: AMRX (Class A)
Russell 2000 Component
Founded2002 (2002)[1]
Founders
  • Chirag Patel
  • Chintu Patel, R. Ph
Headquarters
Number of locations
Manufacturing plants in Branchburg, East Hanover and Piscataway, NJ; Brookhaven and Hauppauge, NY, India and Ireland; & Distribution/Commercial Operations in Glasgow, KY[1]
ProductsGeneric and specialty pharmaceuticals; biosimilars
RevenueIncrease $US $1.6 billion (2019)
Number of employees
>6,000 [1]
Divisions
  • Generics
  • Specialty Pharma
Websiteamneal.com

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an American publicly traded generics and specialty pharmaceutical company. The company is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey.[2]

History

Amneal Pharmaceuticals was founded in 2002 by brothers Chirag and Chintu Patel. The company manufactured its first prescription product in 2005 and received its first ANDA approval[clarification needed] in 2006.[3]

In 2007, the company acquired five divested drugs from Mylan which Mylan was forced to sell as part of their acquisition of the generics unit of Merck KGaA.[4] At this time, the company was noted as being a private company based in Paterson, New Jersey.[4]

After the 2007 acquisition of Akyma Pharmaceuticals, a Glasgow, Kentucky-based regional distributor, Amneal launched its own product label.[5]

In 2008, the company expanded into India with the development of an R&D Centre in Gujarat.[6] Continued expansion in the United States occurred between 2010 and 2016 in New Jersey, New York and Kentucky.[7][8] As of 2017, the company had grown much of its physical footprint and product base through a series of acquisitions, including the acquisition of assets from Pfizer, Actavis and Warner Chilcott.[3]

In 2018, Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC merged with Impax Laboratories, Inc. to form Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shares of newly public AMRX began trading on the NYSE on May 7, 2018.[9] Concurrent with the Impax merger, Amneal acquired Gemini Laboratories for $117 million, including Unithroid, Gemini's lead product for treating hypothyroidism.[10]

In December 2019, Amneal announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in AvKARE, a private label provider of generic pharmaceuticals in the US federal agency sector. Under the agreement, AvKARE would continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Amneal.[11]

As of June 2020, co-founders Chirag and Chintu Patel served as co-CEOs of the company, while Paul Meister served as chairman.[12][13]

In January 2021, the business announced it would acquire 98% of Kashiv BioSciences LLC and its drug delivery platforms.[14]

In January 2022, Amneal announced it would acquire Saol Therapeutics Baclofen franchise for around $83.5 million, plus future royalties.[15]

Formation of Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc

In 2018, Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC merged with Impax Laboratories, Inc. to form Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The FTC described the merger as having a value of US$1.45 billion, and required the companies to divest several marketed products and development projects as a condition of the approval.[16] The merger was completed in May 2018, with shares of IPXL ceasing trading on NASDAQ on May 4 and shares of AMRX commencing trading on the NYSE on May 7.[17] The company's predecessor entity, privately held Impax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was founded in 1995. Publicly traded Global Pharmaceutical Corporation and Impax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. completed a reverse merger, forming Impax Laboratories, Inc. on December 14, 1999.[18]

List of mergers and acquisitions

The following is an illustration of the company's major mergers and acquisitions and historical predecessors:

  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Amneal Pharmaceuticals (Merged 2018)
      • Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
        • Akyma Pharmaceuticals (Acq. 2007)
      • Impax Laboratories, Inc.
    • Gemini Laboratories (Acq. 2018)
    • AvKARE (Acq. 2019)
    • Kashiv BioSciences LLC (Acq. 2021)

Operations

Research and development

As of July 2019, Amneal operated seven Research and Development (R&D) centers in the United States, India and Ireland.[19] According to the company, 10% of net revenue is invested in R&D.[20]

After the Impax merger, Amneal was reportedly the fifth largest U.S. generic drug maker in the United States with a generics porfolio inclusive of more than 200 product families, approximately 149 ANDAs filed with the FDA, and 135 projects in development at that time.[21]

The company's research and development activity in the biosimilar space has included a 2017 partnership with Adello Biologics (for the collaborative development of Neupogen and Neuasta biosimilars) and a 2018 partnership with mAbxience (for the development of Avastin biosimilars).[21][22]

Pharmaceutical products

Amneal's Generics Division focuses on a broad range of therapeutic areas, including solid oral dosage products and alternative dosage form products.[23]

The company's Specialty Pharma Division is focused on the development of proprietary branded pharmaceutical products for the treatment of Central Nervous System disorders, Endocrine disorders and other select specialty segments.[24]

This division commercializes several branded pharmaceutical products, including Rytary, an extended release oral capsule formulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, Unithroid, for treatment of hypothyroidism, Emverm, for treatment of certain gastrointestinal infections, and Zomig Nasal Spray, for the acute treatment of migraines.[25]

As of July 2019, the company owned ten manufacturing sites and seven R&D sites in the United States, Ireland and India.[26]

In 2020, in response to the interest in chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and before the United States Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorization was withdrawn, Amneal ramped up production.[27]

References

  1. ^ a b c https://www.amneal.com/about/our-story/amneal-at-a-glance/
  2. ^ "Amneal at-a-glance". Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Founded by 2 Gujaratis, US drug major Amneal eyes speciality biz in India". Business Standard. November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Sabatini, Patricia (September 28, 2007). "Drug maker selling assets to win OK for deal". Business. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 23, 2018 – via Newspapers.com (Publisher Extra).
  5. ^ "With technology, research muscle, Amneal looks to make its mark". Drug Store News. September 24, 2007.
  6. ^ "Amneal Pharmaceuticals Completes Acquisition Of Liquid Form Generic Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Plant". Pharmaceutical Online. January 4, 2008.
  7. ^ "Amneal Pharmaceuticals Undergoing $60 Million Expansion". Patch. July 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "Amneal Pharmaceuticals to expand in Glasgow". Louisville Business First. May 11, 2010.
  9. ^ "Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMRX)". SeekingAlpha. March 2, 2020.
  10. ^ "Newly Merged Amneal Pharmaceuticals to Push into the Biosimilar Space". BioSpace. May 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Amneal to purchase majority interest in AvKARE for $340M". NJBIZ. December 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Paul Bisaro vaulted now-struggling Amneal to top generics ranks—now, he and his handpicked CEO are out". Fierce Pharma. August 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "Amneal co-founders back as co-CEOs; executive chairman, CEO resign". ROI-NJ. August 6, 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/amneal-to-acquire-substantially-all-of-kashiv-specialty-pharmaceuticals/?s=79
  15. ^ https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/amneal-acquires-saol-therapeutics-baclofen-franchise/?s=79
  16. ^ "Amneal And Impax Complete Business Combination". Biosimilar Development. May 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "How $6 billion generic drug company merger could affect this East Bay city and Roche". San Francisco Business Times. May 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Form 10-K Impax Laboratories, Llc". SEC.gov. March 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "Amneal to restructure, slashing 2019 earnings estimate". BioPharma Dive. July 10, 2019.
  20. ^ "Amneal And Impax Complete Business Combination". Biosimilar Development. May 7, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "How $6 billion generic drug company merger could affect this East Bay city and Roche". San Francisco Business Times. May 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "Amneal and Impax Merge; Amneal Announces Biosimilar Development Agreement". AJMC. May 10, 2018.
  23. ^ "With technology, research muscle, Amneal looks to make its mark". Drug Store News. September 24, 2007.
  24. ^ "Shining stars: Luminaries in the generics industry". Drug Store News. July 16, 2019.
  25. ^ "Newly Merged Amneal Pharmaceuticals to Push into the Biosimilar Space". BioSpace. May 10, 2018.
  26. ^ "Amneal to restructure, slashing 2019 earnings estimate". BioPharma Dive. July 10, 2019.
  27. ^ "Amneal faces hydroxychloroquine API shortage after Finland tightens production". FiercePharma. April 13, 2020.

External links

  • Official website