Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Sells Animal Health Rights in Asia and Europe for $2.7 million
Company strengthens focus on U.S. Dermatology Business
PETALUMA, Calif., May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Specialty pharmaceutical company Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNOA), today announced the sale of certain animal health product rights and assets for the Asian and European markets to Petagon, Limited, an international importer and distributor of quality pet food and products, for $2.7 million. Petagon has been a distributor of our Microcyn®AH products in the Chinese, Hong Kong and other Asian markets for the past 5 years.
The sale involves certain Asian patents and trademarks and the exclusive right to distribute animal health care products in Asia and Europe. Petagon will continue to source animal health products from Sonoma for a period of at least five years.
“The sale of our animal health product rights in Asia and Europe is part of Sonoma’s strategic decision to focus on our core business. While we believe our international animal health care lines have upside potential, we believe the capital necessary maintain and grow this business segment is better invested in our core business,” commented Bubba Sandford, Sonoma’s CEO. “We intend to focus our efforts on our businesses that will benefit from the capital from this sale, which we believe presents the best opportunity for the company’s continued growth and is key to our financial success.”
“The acquisition of the Microcyn®AH assets by Petagon for the international market was made possible due to a very strong bond of trust and collaboration between Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and the Petagon Group over the last 5 years. Our success in Asia with the growth of Microcyn®AH allows us to expand into the European Union market. The acquisition provides Petagon the opportunity to use existing channels in Europe to introduce the Microcyn technology and grow the Microcyn animal health line of products in all European countries. Sonoma Pharmaceuticals will continue to be our manufacturing partner,” said Mr. Chris Lee, Petagon Group Managing Director.
About Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sonoma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets unique and effective solutions for the treatment of dermatological conditions and advanced tissue care. The company’s products, which are sold throughout the United States and internationally, have improved outcomes for more than five million patients globally by reducing infections, itch, pain, scarring and harmful inflammatory responses. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Latin America. European marketing and sales are headquartered in Roermond, Netherlands. More information can be found at www.sonomapharma.com.
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Released May 21, 2019