Generex Biotechnology has completed the second and final tranche of the acquisition of operating assets from Veneto Holdings and certain of its affiliated entities.
The Veneto Group provides specialty pharmacy services and products including surgical products and services, diagnostic testing for screening human blood, urine and/or saliva samples for the presence of narcotics, medications, alcohol and other drugs and substances, durable medical equipment services, and ancillary healthcare services such as management services for its businesses.
On October 3, 2018, Generex affiliate NuGenerex Distribution Solutions 2, LLC (NuGenerex) agreed to purchase Veneto Group’s eight pharmacies, a wholesale pharmacy purchasing company, and an in-network laboratory. In consideration, NuGenerex executed and delivered to Veneto a promissory note in the principal amount of US $15,000,000 (the “First Tranche Note”).
On November 1, 2018, NuGenerex completed the acquisition of the balance of the Veneto Group operating assets, consisting primarily of its management services organization (MSO) business and two additional ancillary service companies.
In consideration of the sale, transfer, and assignment of those assets, NuGenerex executed and delivered to Veneto a secured promissory note in the principal amount of US $35,000,000 due January 15, 2019. The note is guaranteed by Generex and retires and replaces the First Tranche Note.
Generex president and CEO Joseph Moscato said: “The completion of this acquisition provides us with revenue generating assets and brings us one step closer to realizing our vision of building a new kind of pharmaceutical company that provides end-to-end solutions for doctors and patients optimizing health outcomes.
“Generex is now able to provide administration and management services to pharmacies, labs, and other ancillary networks that enable them to deliver better patient care. These services are complemented by a centralized call-center that provides medication therapy and disease management services.
“So far, this model is implemented in five states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). However, our expansion plan is already underway to implement the model in 22 states where we expect to have operations by the end of 2020.”
Moscato continued, “We have also identified and are planning further acquisitions in the area of novel therapeutic and diagnostic products that will be integrated into our distribution network bringing our new model of an end-to-end solution to realization.”
Generex chief operating officer Terry Thompson said: “We welcome the Veneto team who will join us to create the backbone of our corporate management team. They bring with them a wealth of experience and understanding of the market.
“Their knowledge and experience will provide support and guidance as we engage in our plan to rapidly grow the Company. The advanced systems at Veneto allow for control of processes including Legal, Regulatory Compliance, Finance, HR, and Sales and Operations and we look forward to incorporating them into the larger organization.”
The combined Company has re-branded as NuGenerex Distribution Solutions and will leverage its relationship with the MSO company Rapport Services, LLC, serving as the Managing Member.
Generex is a strategic, diversified healthcare holdings company with offerings in a variety of services, diagnostics, medical devices, and pharmaceutical development.
The Company’s direct-to-patient services support its strategy of all-inclusive access to doctors, diagnostics, therapeutics, and additional health-related services to greatly improve the patient experience in receiving care.
Source: Company Press Release