BARRANQUILLA, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Procaps Group, a leading integrated international healthcare and pharmaceutical company, has appointed Dr. Camilo Camacho as President of the organization.
Dr. Camacho has over 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Latin America, with broad experience in marketing, sales, R&D, operations and quality control. He has successfully led integrations of companies after acquisitions, as well as projects involving new businesses, markets and infrastructure.
Dr. Camacho has held leadership positions in five different primary care markets: Cardiovascular, CNS, Respiratory, Gastroenterology and Women´s Health. His career has expanded from family, local, multi-Latin and multinational companies. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Camacho served as Head and General Manager of both the Colombia and North Latin America regions at Abbott Laboratories’ Established Pharmaceutical Division (EPD) from 2014 to 2021. There he led the integration of Abbott Laboratories in Colombia after its acquisition of CFR Pharmaceuticals, and after Lafrancol was acquired by CFR in Colombia.. Previously he worked for CFR Recalcine as a General Manager, and Lafrancol as Vice President. He received his Medical Degree from the Escuela Colombiana de Medicina, Colombia, a Specialist in Pharmacology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and an MBA from the INALDE Business School Colombia.
Furthermore, Procaps Group also reported unaudited net revenues of $78.7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021, which represents a 33% increase when compared to the same period for 2020. Additionally, Procaps Group’s management team expects gross profit and EBITDA margin to increase when compared to the same period for 2020.
“For more than 40 years, Procaps has developed integral pharmaceutical solutions for people’s health, which has led it to become an important player within the Latin American pharmaceutical market,” said Ruben Minski, Procaps Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of our board and management team, I would like to welcome Camilo to the position, and we are privileged to have someone of his caliber and prestige serve as our President. With his broad experience in pharma and a history of innovation, product development, operations and marketing, we believe Camilo will be instrumental as we continue to focus on organic growth through diversifying our portfolio and driving regional consolidation through accretive acquisitions. Camilo will help us expand the breadth and depth of our reach as a company, positioning us to continue to create value for our shareholders.”
Dr. Camacho added, “Procaps Group is well positioned as a top-tier pharmaceutical and healthcare player with global reach. I look forward to working with Ruben and the team to execute on the company’s plans focused on operational excellence, expansion and on broadening the company’s overall portfolio.”
On March 31, 2021, Union Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: LATN) (“LATN”), a special purpose acquisition company founded by Kyle P. Bransfield, and Procaps Group announced the execution of a definitive business combination agreement along with a fully committed $100 million PIPE financing investment.
Procaps Group Business and Operational Highlights
Leading regional pharmaceutical player with global reach and accomplished management team
- Founded in 1977 by the Minski Family with 5,000+ employees across 13 countries
- Gross revenue of $388 mm in 2020, and projected $436 mm for 2021
- Innovative delivery technologies transform branded generics into differentiated products
In-house R&D capabilities driving attractive growth opportunities
- Avenues for growth with a robust pipeline and a high product renewal rate
- Focus on differentiated, high margin, and high barrier-to-entry products
Leading pharmaceutical integral CDMO specialized in softgels
- A preferred supplier to the global pharmaceutical companies
- Top 3 global player by softgel production capacity, with strong growth potential and long-standing reputable clients including Glaxo, Pfizer and Abbott
Proprietary portfolio of branded Rx and OTC products
- Robust proprietary portfolio with strong growth rates
- 99% of product portfolio is proprietary
Positioned to capitalize on favorable regional dynamics
- LatAm’s pharma sales expected to outperform global growth
- Healthcare expenditure expected to reach a 7% CAGR from 2020 – 2022
- LatAm’s aging population expected to increase boosting demand for pharma
Strong history and focus on ESG Principles
- Resource saving polices, HR & social programs and governance are important to Procaps
About Procaps Group
Procaps Group is a developer of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solutions, medicines, and hospital supplies that reach more than 50 countries in all five continents. Procaps has a direct presence in 13 countries in Latin America and has more than 5,000 collaborators working under a sustainable model. Procaps develops, manufactures, and markets over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs, nutritional supplements and high-potency clinical solutions. For more information, visit www.procapsgroup.com or Procaps Group’s investor relations website investor.procapsgroup.com.
About Union Acquisition Corp. II.
Union Acquisition Corp. II, led by Kyle Bransfield, is a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated as a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. For more information, please click here.
Important Information About the Merger and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination, Procaps Group, S.A. (“Holdco”) , a subsidiary of Procaps Group that will be become the holding company of LATN and Procaps Group as of the closing of the proposed business combination, is expected to file a registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Form F-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) that will include a proxy statement of LATN that will also constitute a prospectus of Holdco. LATN, Procaps Group and Holdco urge investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read, when available, the Form F-4, including the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and documents incorporated by reference therein, as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction, as these materials will contain important information about Procaps Group, Holdco, LATN and the proposed business combination transaction. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to shareholders of LATN as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Once available, shareholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the Form F-4, including the proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: BTG Pactual US Capital, LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, Email: OL-BTGPactual-ProspectusDepartment@btgpactual.com. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
Participants in the Solicitation
LATN and Procaps Group and their respective directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the proposed business combination described in this press release under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of LATN is set forth in LATN’s final prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) on October 17, 2019, and is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Union Acquisition Corp. II, 1425 Brickell Ave., #57B, Miami, FL 33131. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the LATN shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in the registration statement containing the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination when it is filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
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