Nov 16, 2012, 09.01 PM | Source: PTI
Drug firm Dr Reddy's Laboratories today said it expects to launch a public offer in December to acquire all outstanding shares of Netherlands-based OctoPlus.
Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in first quarter of 2013, it said. It may be recalled that last month, in a statement, the company had said: "Dr Reddy's currently holds an irrevocable commitment from shareholders representing over 50 per cent of OctoPlus's issued and outstanding shares. Further the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of OctoPlus have unanimously recommended the offer to the remaining shareholders".
The Hyderabad-based firm had also announced in October that it will acquire OctoPlus NV, a speciality pharmaceutical company, for about 27.4 million euros (about Rs 193 crore). As part of the deal, the companies agreed that DRL or a wholly owned subsidiary of DRL will make a public offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of OctoPlus at an offer price of euro 0.52 in cash per share. The companies today said, in a joint statement, that the preparations for the offer were going on as planned.
"Dr Reddy's and OctoPlus hereby announce that preparations for the offer, including preparations in respect of the offer memorandum and obtaining approval from the Netherlands Authority for the financial markets for the offer are proceeding as planned," the companies said. Shares of Dr Reddy's Laboratories today closed at Rs 1,757.35on the BSE, up 1.83 per cent from its previous close.
Dr Reddys Labs stock price
On May 27, 2016, at 10:36 hrs Dr Reddys Laboratories was quoting at Rs 3099.65, up Rs 9.35, or 0.30 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 4382.95 and the 52-week low was Rs 2750.00.
The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 79.39 per share as per the quarter ended March 2016. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 39.04. The latest book value of the company is Rs 623.31 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 4.97.
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