Tata Capital Growth Fund to Invest ~USD 30 Million (Rs 225 Crore) in Biocon Biologics for an Equity Stake of 0.85%
Biocon Ltd, an innovation-led global biopharmaceuticals company, today announced that the Board of its subsidiary Biocon Biologics India Limited (Biocon Biologics) has approved a primary equity investment by Tata Capital Growth Fund. As per the terms of the proposed agreement, Tata Capital will invest Rs 225 Crore for a 0.85% minority stake in the biosimilar business, valuing Biocon Biologics at an equity valuation of Rs 26,250 Crore, or ~USD 3.5 billion, and an enterprise valuation of Rs 30,400 Crore, or ~USD 4.0 billion.
The transaction is subject to standard condition precedents and approvals. Post the completion of this transaction, Biocon will hold 95.25% stake in Biocon Biologics.
Dr. Christiane Hamacher, CEO, Biocon Biologics, said: “We are pleased with Tata Capital’s investment in Biocon Biologics, which is an endorsement of the value we have created through our demonstrated success and credibility as a global biosimilars player, with two products commercialized in the U.S. and the launch of the third biosimilar on the anvil. We appreciate the conviction of our institutional investors in the ‘value creation’ story of Biocon Biologics as a fully integrated ‘pure-play’ global biosimilars company. This equity infusion is the next step in our journey of unlocking value. Through prudent investments in R&D and high-quality manufacturing infrastructure we are confident of achieving our aspiration of serving 5 million patients through our biosimilars portfolio and achieving a target revenue of USD 1 billion inFY22.”