Dr. Reddy's Laboratories LtdDr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (NYSE:RDY) announced that it has acquired Jet Generici Srl, a company engaged in the sale of generic finished dosages in Italy. The deal has been completed via Dr Reddy's Italian subsidiary, Reddy Pharma Italia SpA, which has been engaged in building a pipeline of registrations since its incorporation. The acquisition provides access to an essential product portfolio, a pipeline of registration applications, and a sales and marketing organisation. Financial terms and conditions of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mr VS Vasudevan, President & Head - Europe Operations said, "Dr Reddy's has taken a significant step forward by establishing its business in the third largest pharmaceutical market in Europe. The acquisition has been well timed, since Dr Reddy's will be able to immediately supplement the Jet Generici portfolio via its own pipeline. We already have registration for one significant Dr Reddy's product, and a strong pipeline of registration applications. We believe that this strategic investment will generate substantial opportunities for long-term value creation in one of the fastest growing generic markets of the world."

About Dr. Reddy's
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories was established in 1984 in Hyderabad, India, and is a global pharmaceutical company with proven research capabilities. Dr. Reddy's conducts research in the areas of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, anti-infectives and inflammation. The Indian based company produces finished dosage forms, active pharmaceutical ingredients and biotechnology products which are marketed globally, with focus on India, US, Europe and Russia.