LAVAL, Quebec, Nov. 10, 2017 /CNW/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX andTSX: VRX) ("Valeant" or the "Company") today announced that it has completed the sale of the Obagi Medical Products business for $190 million in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. (the "Fund") and its affiliate Obagi Cosmeceuticals, LLC. Limited partners of the Fund include industry veterans in other geographic markets, such as China Regenerative Medicine International Limited (SEHK: 8158). Valeant will use approximately $180 million of the net proceeds from the sale to repay term loan debt under its Senior Credit Facility.
"With the closing of the Obagi deal, we have now reduced our total debt by more than $6 billion since the end of the first quarter of 2016. We will continue to remain diligent in our efforts to focus on our core businesses and create value for shareholders and customers, and ultimately, the patients we serve," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant.
China Regenerative Medicine International Limited (SEHK: 8158) is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of innovative bio-medical, healthcare products and medical techniques. CRMI operates seven production plants in mainland China and Hong Kong, and the business is organized across four strategic areas, encompassing tissue engineering, cell therapy, cosmetics and hospital management. More information about China Regenerative Medicine International can be found at www.crmi.hk.
About Valeant Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
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