Our client, Glaxo Smith Kline is a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company who has announced the closure of their Boronia plant, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the southern hemisphere. GSK were seeking a partner with deep expertise and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry to provide a tailored asset sale strategy to support the plant closure.
n reviewing GSKs requirements, the priorities were to have the sale program conducted to maximise the return to the client, and balance the need to avoid environmental impacts of potential landfill. The Hilco team were confident that the assets had considerable resale value attached to them, so a sale program was conducted in line with GSKs internal plant win-down program.
Hilco provided a successful fee based sale and a comprehensive project management system to conduct 4 sale programs, on a global scale with a timeline between 2022 and 2023.
With Hilco’s global reach and tailored marketing strategy, we discovered a new vaccine plant opening in Africa that needed packaging machines urgently.
This research and market knowledge put Hilco in a position to facilitate a transaction to meet both buyer and seller needs, providing the equipment on time for the buyer and providing our client with an acceptable offer.
Rommelag blow fill seal machine each sold over $1M each
Due to COVID, the buyer had issues with receiving new equipment on time, but Hilco was able to provide a second-hand equipment in time for their operation date.
90% of the equipment will be sold outside Australia and the rest of general gear will be sold locally.
Our approach with GSK’s bespoke marketing campaign is to deploy a hybrid digital and traditional model, customised to the assets to maximise the reach to potential buyers.
We developed a custom-designed co-branded marketing collaterals, reviewed and approved by GSK.
We launched a major sale event on our website supported by direct marketing to our 2M+ strong industrial global database.
Curate audiences for targeted Expressions of Interest eDM.
Digital direct messaging campaign using profiling and deployed via LinkedIn.
Direct contact with buyers from previous Hilco Global sale campaigns.
Comprehensive multi-channel digital advertising campaign to reach potential buyers across Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Search and Display and AdRoll
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Adam is the CEO of Hilco APAC, a Director and founding shareholder, with over 25 years of experience in the auction, valuation and marketplace industries. Seeing a gap in the market when it comes to global access to marketplaces, Adam envisioned a business with a full-service offering; Hilco Global APAC was born from this vision. As the head of our business, Adam focuses on strategic relationships and finding new and interesting ways to connect buyers & sellers globally.
Mark has over 15 years of experience as an auctioneer and valuer of plant, equipment and vehicles, which includes undertaking valuation reports across a broad range of industries. Mark is WH&S certified, an accredited member with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and a Certified Practicing Valuer & Auctioneer with the AVAA, specializing in project management and WH&S audits across complex sites nationally.
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