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Markets  |  August 14, 2012 16:50:05

Penta vendor buys drugs and network pharmacies Gehe Lloyds


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - An investment group Penta has decided to buy Lloyds pharmacy network in the Czech Republic and distributor of domestic drug company Gehe. Group informed about it on Tuesday, with the above transaction is 2.12 billion crowns.

Lloyds Pharmacy will be in accordance with comments by Penta company incorporated in the Czech chemist who in the domestic market, operates a network of pharmacies by Dr. Max. "Through Dr. Max and platforms in different countries consolidating pharmacy in Central Europe. Therefore, it was for us to string together with Lloyds major distributor companies Gehe very interesting destination," said Chief Investment Officer of Penta Vaclav George.

CEO Dr. Max Vajskebr Paul added that the integration of Lloyds Pharmacy, Dr. Max support the objective to become the most affordable pharmacy networks in terms of both price and location in the Czech Republic."The acquisition is against Gehe opportunity to succeed with our business model from Dr. Max and the wholesale market," said CEO Vajskebr.

Lloyd's operates 55 pharmacies and pharmaceutical purposes is the third largest chain in the country, Gehe is the fourth largest pharmaceutical purposes wholesale distributors in the country. The transaction is subject to the consent of the antimonopoly authority.

Penta Investments is native to Central European investment group, specializing in investments in private equity and real estate. Penta was founded in 1994 as a securities dealer. In 2000, began investing in private equity projects in 2005 added to its portfolio and real estate. The group currently employs 200 employees in five offices (Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Limassol and Amsterdam).Through its portfolio companies are among the largest employers in the region, working in them more than 25 thousand people.

Jan Soukup, soukupj@mediafax.cz

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