"The merger of Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy will create a USD 4.5-billion entity. We will expand our R&D capabilities to introduce new innovative products and expand our global presence, especially across the emerging markets," Sun Pharma founder and managing director Dilip Shanghvi said.

The company is also looking at enhancing the product portfolio and increasing reach in domestic market as well as, the US and the rest of the world, Shanghvi said, adding that it will pursue partnerships and strengthen the M&A bandwidth.

"We have also formalised an operational blueprint for realising USD 250 million synergy target for three years through significant value creation across functions.

The integration will cover all functions and markets globally," he added. "The combined entity will capitalise on the expanded global footprint and enhance our dominance as a world leader
in the speciality generics landscape," Sun Pharma chairman Israel Makov said.

The combined entity's manufacturing footprint covers five continents with products sold in over 150 nations with a stronger presence in the US, India, Asia, South Africa, CIS & Russia and Latin America.


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