Almirall acquires US medical dermatology portfolio from Allergan

Almirall, S.A. (ALM) has announced the acquisition of a portfolio of five products from Allergan’s Medical Dermatology unit in the United States for $500 MM conditional to the clearance by the relevant authorities.

It comprises a balanced portfolio of mature and growth brands, Aczone® (dapsone), Tazorac® (tazarotene), Azelex® (azelaic acid) and Cordran® Tape (fludroxycortide), as well as SeysaraTM (sarecycline), a new, innovative first in class tetracycline-derived antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties for the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris, in patients 9 years of age and older, with a best-in-class safety profile. The FDA approval of SeysaraTM (sarecycline) is anticipated in Q4 2018.

Peter Guenter, Chief Executive Officer, Almirall, commented, “This is a transformational deal for Almirall. It will reinforce and consolidate our position in the world’s largest dermatology market and is a well-balanced portfolio of mature and growth brands with a major launch opportunity of an innovative New Chemical Entity (NCE). It is perfectly complementary to our existing platform. It offers us medium to long term top and bottom line growth opportunities. Moreover, it will allow for an expanded platform to launch KX2-391, which has the potential to become a new standard of care in actinic keratosis”.