Elanco to Acquire Lohmann Animal Health

On February 28, 2014, in Industry Notes, by Maggie Ernst

Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, this week announced an agreement to acquire Lohmann SE (Lohmann Animal Health), a privately-held company headquartered in Cuxhaven, Germany.  Lohmann Animal Health supplies poultry vaccines and also markets a range of feed additives, selling its products in over 80 countries.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014 contingent upon clearance from regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions.

“Effectively competing in the animal vaccine segment is a cornerstone of Elanco’s long-term strategy and is one more way we will expand the value we create for customers,” said Jeff Simmons, senior vice president of Eli Lilly and Company and president of Elanco Animal Health.  “The addition of Lohmann Animal Health provides a unique opportunity for Elanco to expand our presence in the global poultry market and to enter the global poultry vaccine market with a solid base, established products, and global commercial and manufacturing capabilities.”

Under the term of the agreement, Lilly will acquire all assets of Lohmann SE and its subsidiary, Lohmann Animal Health.  These assets include a range of vaccines and feed additives, commercial capabilities, and manufacturing sites in Cuxhaven, Germany and Winslow, Maine.  No other terms of the transaction were disclosed.