Nicox agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Eupharmed, a privately-held Italian ophthalmic company for €3.5 million.
Sophia Antipolis, France-Nicox S.A. has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Eupharmed, a privately-held Italian ophthalmic company, for €3.5 million in newly issued Nicox shares, plus a potential, additional earn-out payment linked to the achievement of certain business objectives. The acquisition provides Nicox with an established sales and marketing platform in Italy together with a broad portfolio of eyecare products. Eupharmed had sales of €3.6 million in 2012, and is expected to achieve full-year sales of approximately €3.9 million in 2013. The acquisition is part of Nicox's strategy to establish sales infrastructure in the five major European markets and in the United States.