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IFC’s $147.5 million Package to Jubilant Pharma to Expand Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals

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New Delhi, India, May 26, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is lending $147.5 million to Jubilant Pharma Limited to enable better access to quality and affordable  pharmaceuticals in underserved markets in India and across the world. Jubilant Pharma, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, is incorporated in Singapore, with manufacturing operations in India, USA, and Canada.

Of the total financing package, $110 million is from IFC’s own account. The remaining $37.5 million is from IFC’s Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Program, which provides additional long-term financing through co-financing partners. The loan will help Jubilant Life Sciences increase focus on the pharmaceutical sector and strengthen its generic drug manufacturing facilities in India.

"We consider IFC a long-term partner with significant healthcare expertise across emerging markets. IFC’s contribution goes beyond financing. IFC will also help us strengthen our quality assurance and risk mitigation mechanisms and make the company systems more robust,” said Shyam S. Bhartia, Chairman and Managing Director, Jubilant Life Sciences. “IFC’s long-term financing package will consolidate our entire pharmaceuticals business under Jubilant Pharma and build global competitiveness.”

Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company engaged in the manufacture and supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients, generics, specialty pharmaceuticals, and life science ingredients. It provides services in contract manufacturing and drug discovery and development.

“Health is a priority sector for IFC in India. There is an urgent need to expand access to affordable and quality healthcare, especially among low-income communities,” said Vipul Prakash, Director – Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, Asia Pacific, IFC. “This investment will contribute towards making the Indian pharmaceuticals sector globally competitive, and improve access to affordable medicines to a wider population.”  

IFC is the world’s largest multilateral investor in the private health care sector in emerging markets, having provided financing of over $2.2 billion to 164 private health care and life sciences projects in 53 countries. IFC-supported health projects treat about 12 million patients annually.

About IFC

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