News | September 12, 2018

Cambrex Completes Acquisition Of Halo Pharma

Cambrex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), recently announced it has completed the acquisition of Halo Pharma (Halo), a leading dosage form Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) located in Whippany, New Jersey and Mirabel, Québec, Canada, for approximately $425M. 

This completes the transaction initially announced on July 23, 2018. The addition of the facilities adds formulation development and finished dosage manufacturing capabilities to Cambrex’s existing global API manufacturing network.

The newly acquired Cambrex Whippany and Cambrex Mirabel provide formulation development and clinical and commercial manufacturing services, specializing in oral solids, liquids, creams, sterile and non-sterile ointments. The facilities’ core competencies include developing and manufacturing highly complex and difficult to produce formulations, products for pediatric indications and controlled substances.

“The acquisition is well-aligned with our commitment to providing best-in-class services to meet the needs of our global pharmaceutical, biotech and generic customers and the combined business creates a leading small molecule CDMO with both API and finished dosage development and manufacturing capabilities,” commented Steve Klosk, President and CEO of Cambrex.

Shawn Cavanagh, COO of Cambrex commented, “This acquisition expands our manufacturing footprint with the addition of two state-of-the art, GMP compliant manufacturing facilities in North America, both with a strong reputation for quality and excellent track records with regulatory approvals from the US FDA, EMEA, DEA and Health Canada. We look forward to welcoming the 450-person workforce in joining our existing 1,200 experts across the United States and Europe and to continue to build long-term partnerships with our customers.”

About Cambrex
Cambrex Corporation is an innovative life sciences company that provides products, services and technologies to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics. The Company offers Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), advanced intermediates and enhanced drug delivery products for branded and generic pharmaceuticals. Development and manufacturing capabilities include enzymatic biotransformations, high potency APIs, high energy chemical synthesis, controlled substances and continuous processing. For more information, visit

About Halo
Halo Pharma is a rapidly growing contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides scientific and development expertise as well as a wide spectrum of manufacturing services from its locations in Whippany, New Jersey, USA and Montreal, Québec, Canada. Halo offers fully integrated product development and commercialization capabilities in a variety of dosage forms including tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, creams, sterile and non-sterile ointments and suppositories. Halo Pharma’s capabilities in the areas of tech transfer, process and product development, production, scale-up/validation and analytical method development allow us to partner with clients from development through commercialization or at any point along the way. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Cambrex Corporation