In June 2020, Piramal had signed an agreement with The Carlyle Group to invest growth equity capital for a 20% stake in its company
Indian multinational conglomerate Piramal Pharma (PPL) has listed on the Indian stock exchanges, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE).
The milestone was marked with the ringing of the opening bell at BSE to announce the listing by Ajay Piramal, Chairman of Piramal Group, Nandini Piramal, Chairperson of PPL, and Mr. Peter DeYoung, CEO, Piramal Global Pharma, along with Mr. Nayan Mehta, Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Sameer Patil, Chief Business Officer from the Bombay Stock Exchange.
In June 2020, PPL signed an agreement with The Carlyle Group to invest growth equity capital for a 20% stake in Piramal Pharma. Accordingly, the pharmaceuticals business was vertically demerged from Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL). In October 2021, the Board of Directors of PEL approved the demerger of the pharmaceuticals business and simplification of the corporate structure to transform PEL from being a multi-sector conglomerate to two separate sector-focused listed entities in Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals.
The simplification of the corporate structure will unlock greater shareholder value. PPL is well poised to be a global Indian brand in the pharmaceutical space. It has an integrated business model, niche product offerings and a global team to deliver responsible growth in the future
PPL includes Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO); Piramal Critical Care (PCC), a Complex Hospital Generics business; and the India Consumer Healthcare business, selling over-the-counter (OTC) products. In addition, it has a joint venture with Allergan, a leader in ophthalmology in the Indian formulations market.
Ajay Piramal, Chairman of Piramal Group, said: “Today, with the listing of Piramal Pharma Limited, we have ensured timely completion of the demerger process announced last year. The listing is in line with our objective to transform the group from a multi-sector conglomerate into two separate sector-focused listed entities. The simplification of the corporate structure will unlock greater shareholder value. PPL is well poised to be a global Indian brand in the pharmaceutical space. It has an integrated business model, niche product offerings and a global team to deliver responsible growth in the future.”
Ms. Nandini Piramal, Chairperson, PPL said: “We are pleased that Piramal Pharma is embarking on a new journey as a focused Pharma entity with a simplified corporate structure. Today, we are growing faster than the market and are relevant to customers in each of our business lines where we offer our products and services. Going forward, we intend to maintain focus on growing our chosen business lines and will identify and secure inorganic and organic growth opportunities to generate consistent shareholder value. We take pride in our outstanding quality track record, and focus on patient, customer, and consumer-centricity.”