Perrigo Company today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc. (Sergeant’s), a privately-held, Omaha, Nebraska-based manufacturer of OTC companion animal healthcare products, for approximately $285 million in cash. Perrigo expects to receive a significant tax benefit as a result of the acquisition of Sergeant’s assets. The net present value of this tax benefit is estimated to be approximately $50 million. The acquisition is expected to close during the Company’s fiscal 2013 second quarter pending the satisfaction of closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, “This acquisition allows us to penetrate the pet care category by offering numerous flea and tick, health and well-being and consumable products to pet owners at affordable prices. Sergeant’s has a proven record of innovation, high quality manufacturing with great customer service. We welcome Sergeant’s two hundred-plus employees and over one thousand SKU’s to the Perrigo family. This is a first step in executing on our strategy to expand our Consumer Healthcare portfolio into pet care, an adjacency of interest to our retail customers. We are excited to bring quality and value to consumers and their extended families.”