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Announcement of the Acquisition of Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies, Inc.

We are happy to announce today that Kobayashi Healthcare International Inc. has acquired Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies, Inc (Alva) of Niles, Illinois.  This key strategic acquisition continues our expansion of Kobayashi’s healthcare business in North America. Alva’s main products are in antifungal foot care, diuretics, anti-nausea, and medicated skin care products. These products have a long history of being sold at drug stores and supermarkets all over the United States.

Both companies have an extensive range of healthcare products and experience to draw upon to build a platform for our future growth. Combining Kobayashi’s R&D and technical knowledge with their marketing and sales capabilities on the brands, we aim to further grow our healthcare business in North America by providing new value to customers.

Overview of Alva (as of October 31, 2019)

    • Trade name: Alva-Amco Phrmacal Companies, Inc.
    • President: Micah Gerchenson
    • Head Office: Niles, Illinois,
    • Founded: 1904
    • Number of Employees: 43 employees
    • Sales in recent fiscal year: $32.5 million