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Zoetis to buy aquaculture company Pharmaq for $765 million

Staff writer ▼ | November 3, 2015
Animal health company Zoetis agreed to buy Pharmaq, a pharmaceutical company catering to the aquaculture industry, for $765 million.
Acquisition   Pharmaq saw revenue of about $80 million
Pharmaq, with revenue of about $80 million in 2014, is considered a market leader in sales of vaccines for farmed fish.

Zoetis is purchasing Pharmaq from a company owned by the global investment firm Permira and expects to close the deal this month.

Zoetis said it expected the transaction to be neutral in 2016 and add to adjusted earnings thereafter.