Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bayer acquires herbal medicine maker Steigerwald Arzneimittelwerk

Bayer signed an agreement Thursday to acquire 100% of the shares of Steigerwald Arzneimittelwerk GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, a privately held pharmaceutical company specializing in pharmacy-only herbal medicines. Steigerwald generated sales of EUR 61.3 million in 2012. The company employs approximately 180 people and has its headquarters and manufacturing site in Darmstadt. Bayer has committed to take over all of Steigerwald’s employees. The Darmstadt site and the sales organization are to retain their existing structures.
Steigerwald’s product portfolio includes Iberogast
for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders and Laif® for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. Financial details have not been disclosed.