Struggling InSight Biopharmaceuticals Acquired by Hong Kong’s Gencor Pacific
In 2017, following financial collapse, the intellectual property and assets of Israel-based InSight were sold to Estonian company PharmaEstica Manufacturing and its Israeli partner
Hong Kong-based pharmaceutical and food retailer Gencor Pacific Ltd. has recently acquired Israel-based pharmaceutical company InSight Biopharmaceuticals Ltd., Gencor’s legal representation for the deal, Tel Aviv-based law firm Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, told Calcalist last week. Gencor paid $2.5 million for the company, according to Pearl Cohen.
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In 2017, some of InSight’s employees submitted a petition for the company’s liquidation, claiming the company was insolvent and their salaries had not been paid. A liquidator was appointed, and the company’s intellectual property and assets sold to Estonian company PharmaEstica Manufacturing and its Israeli partner.
InSight has recently run into financial trouble again, and a liquidation petition was once again submitted against the company.
Gencor has acquired InSight from the court through Kinbio Ltd., a local subsidiary set up for the purpose.