Endo To Acquire Par Pharma for $8 Bn

The specialty pharmaceutical company Endo International plc, has agreed to acquire the privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. for $8.05 billion, including assumption of Par debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of Endo and Par and is supported by the management teams of both companies. There are no further shareholder approvals required. The purchase price will consist of approximately 18 million shares ($1.55 billion of value based on the 10-day volume weighted average share price of Endo ending on May 15, 2015) of Endo equity and $6.50 billion cash consideration to Par shareholders. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015 and is subject to regulatory approval in the U.S. and certain other jurisdictions, as well as other customary closing conditions.

The move, according to Endo would create a specialty pharmaceutical company that would include a growing generics portfolio that Endo said would put it among the top five as measured by US sales. The Par portfolio includes nearly 100 products in multiple dosage forms and delivery systems, including oral solids, oral suspensions, injectables, and high barrier-to-entry products. Par offers a pipeline consisting of more than 200 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), 115 of which were filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as of December 31, 2014. Approximately 33% of the filed ANDAs are potential first-to-file or first-to-market opportunities and 75% of the overall development portfolio consists of Paragraph IV and first-to-file programs. It is expected that the Par R&D pipeline could generate approximately 20 to 25 ANDA filings each year in 2015, 2016, and 2017, according to Endo.

Given the complementary nature of the companies’ generics portfolios and operations, Endo estimates the transaction will generate $175 million in operational and tax synergies that are expected to be realized within the first 12 months following the completion of the transaction while strategically preserving investment in the R&D pipeline to help drive long-term organic growth.

Par Pharmaceutical is a privately held company that was acquired through a take-private transaction by an affiliate of TPG in 2012.

Source: Endo International

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