Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/14/2014 -- Mergers and acquisitions has become the core growth strategy among many healthcare vendors; they help vendors grow rapidly and expand their businesses. The Global Generic Drugs market has witnessed a number of mergers and acquisitions among the leading vendors. Vendors have been primarily focusing on mergers and acquisitions to increase their scale, revenue, market share, and competitive advantage. For instance, in November 2012, Actavis acquired Watson Pharmaceuticals and became the third largest generic pharmaceutical company across the globe, with operations in more than 60 countries. In October 2013, Actavis acquired Warner Chilcott plc for approximately US$8.5 billion. Moreover, in 2011, Teva acquired Ratiopharm AG, a leading generic drug manufacturer in Europe, to maintain its position in the market.
Analysts forecast the Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the major drivers is the patent expiry of top-selling drugs, which can push the introduction of cheap generic drugs in the market. It is expected that branded drugs with sales of up to US$135 billion will go off-patent by 2015.
Further, the report states that one of the main challenges in the market is intense competition among vendors, which decreases the profit margins and increases pricing pressure.
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Generic Drugs Market: Actavis plc, Mylan Inc., Novartis International AG (Sandoz), STADA Arzneimittel AG, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are 3SBio Inc., Amgen Inc., Apotex Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Baxter International Inc., Berlin-Chemie AG, Biocon Ltd., Biogen Idec Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Celltrion Inc., Cipla Ltd., Coherus Biosciences Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gedeon Richter plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Hospira Inc., Impax Laboratories Inc., Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., Par Pharmaceutical Inc., Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Roche Holding AG, Sanofi S.A., Wockhardt Ltd., and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
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Key questions answered in this report:
What will the market size and growth rate be in 2018?
What are the key market trends?
What is driving this market?
What are the challenges to market growth?
Who are the key vendors in this market space?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by key vendors?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of these key vendors?