Douglas Pharmaceuticals keeps it in the family

Douglas Pharmaceuticals, New Zealand’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, is staying family owned despite a number of purchase offers.

Douglas Pharmaceuticals, New Zealand’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, is staying family owned despite a number of purchase offers.

The company has been approached several times over the years about selling up and recently decided to formalise the process through an Information Memorandum (IM) to prospective purchasers via its advisors Deutsche Bank.

But after receiving the offers, Douglas Pharmaceuticals founder and managing director, Sir Graeme Douglas considers the best way forward for the company is to retain its private ownership.

The company will bolster its export activities through the addition of experienced and qualified executives with emphasis on emerging markets in Asia and Latin America.