Ascendis Health is a health and wellness company founded in 2008 and listed in the healthcare sector of the JSE in November 2013. In 2015 the Group embarked on an international growth strategy and acquired four businesses in Europe: Farmalider in Spain (2015), Remedica in Cyprus (2016), Scitec in Hungary (2016) and Sunwave Pharma in Romania (2017). Today Ascendis Health has global reach with well-known brands and products being sold to more than 120 countries across all continents.


Our new strategy is aimed at unifying our ambition as a Group by simplifying our operations and focusing on our core business areas of Pharma and Consumer Healthcare. We are committed to consistently improving and building on our global reach (strongly focused on EMEA) and capabilities in these two areas. Medical and Animal Health are key sectors of our portfolio and we will focus on opportunities to strengthen and scale these businesses while improving the returns.

Operating model

The Ascendis Health operating model will change from a geographical structure to a global divisional model comprising Pharma, Consumer Healthcare, Medical, and Animal Health. Aligned strategies across the business divisions. will position us more optimally, as a Group, to drive organic growth, create economies of scale and maximize competitive advantages.

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