Blackmores acquires Catalent Australia

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Johnson Winter & Slattery advised Blackmores on its agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Catalent Australia Holding Pty Ltd, which owns and operates a tablet and softgel manufacturing facility in Braeside, Victoria.

There is an 18 month pre-completion period to allow Catalent to migrate third-party customers to its other facilities and Blackmores to move more of its products into the Braeside facility, with completion scheduled to occur before 31 October 2019.

The acquisition is intended to give Blackmores increased control and agility to respond to changing market conditions while also helping Blackmores ‘future proof’ its Asian business.

Corporate partner Jeremy Davis led the JWS team with assistance from the corporate, tax, employment and IP teams.

K&L Gates advised Catalent Pharma Solutions, Limited (a subsidiary of Catalent, Inc, which is headquartered in New Jersey and listed on the New York Stock Exchange).



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