Grupo NC (EMS) completes acquisition of three pharmaceutical firms in Mexico
O NC Groupconglomerate of 25 companies and controller of EMSannounces that it has completed the purchase of the companies Imperial Group, Kosei and International Trading Company – KSK, which belong to the Japanese holding company Taisho Farmacêutica. By acquiring these companies, the Brazilian group enters the Mexican market and reinforces its presence on the international scene.
The acquisition also includes the incorporation of the industrial complex, located in Mexico City, and of the entire product portfolio, which includes, for the most part, OTCs – an acronym in English for over-the-counter medicines –, with successful brands among the Mexican public, such as adult and baby Vitacilin (antiseptic ointment), Derman (antifungal dermatological cream) and Rocainol balm (analgesic and anti-inflammatory ointment). The products are also marketed in the United States.
According to Grupo NC, the objective of the acquisition is to promote investments to continue growing, given that Mexico is a relevant and strategic country for the economy of Latin America. In addition, the conglomerate sees with enthusiasm the possibility of continuing the business to expand access to health and quality of life, generate more value and strengthen the relationship with Mexican consumers, distributors and other commercial partners.
With great know-how in the pharmaceutical sector, the NC Group is among the largest business conglomerates in Brazil, where it has been operating for over 58 years and occupies the leadership of the sector.
Pharmaceutical Sector: Brazil & Mexico
A study by Close-up International, a company that provides intelligence services and business strategy for the pharmaceutical sector, shows that Brazil and Mexico represent 70% of the total Latin American market. The Brazilian market represents 48.7% of this slice and grows at 12.4% per year; Mexico represents 21.2%, with an annual increase of 2.4%.
About the NC Group
Officially launched in 2014, the NC Group operates solidly in various economic sectors, in a trajectory of more than 58 years, with a presence including in the United States. The Group, of Brazilian origin and headquartered in Hortolândia (SP), has 10,000 direct employees and 25 prominent companies, such as EMS and NSC Comunicação (which includes NSC TV, an affiliate of Rede Globo), in Santa Catarina . Since 2016, the NC Group has also been present in the wind energy sector. It is in the 132nd position in the ranking of the largest groups in Brazil, according to a survey by Valor Grandes Grupos 2021.