Teva completes $3.5 billion acquisition of Auspex PharmaceuticalsStaff writer ▼ | May 6, 2015
Teva Pharma announced that the acquisition of Auspex Pharmaceuticals as been completed through the successful tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Auspex at $101 per share in cash.
Acquisition $101 per Auspex pharma share
Auspex is an innovative biopharmaceutical company specializing in applying deuterium chemistry to known molecules to create novel therapies with the potential for improved safety and efficacy profiles. Its lead compound is SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) for the potential treatment of chorea associated with Huntington’s disease, tardive dyskinesia, and Tourette syndrome.
In April, data were presented on topline results of a Phase III study of SD-809 in Huntington’s in a platform presentation at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting. The compound has been granted orphan drug status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the NDA is expected to be submitted in the second quarter of this year.
The tender offer expired at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, today, May 5, 2015. The depositary for the offer advised Teva that, as of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of 24,889,292 shares were validly tendered into and not validly withdrawn (not including 613,455 shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery), representing approximately 77.7% of Auspex’s outstanding shares.
The condition to the tender offer that at least a majority of the outstanding shares of Auspex’s common stock be validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the tender offer was thus satisfied and, accordingly, all such validly tendered shares were accepted for payment. Teva will promptly pay for all such shares in accordance with the terms of the tender offer. ■