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Endo to acquire Par Pharmaceutical in a transaction valued at $8.05 billion

Posted: 18 May 2015 |

Endo is set to acquire privately-held Par Pharmaceutical in a transaction valued at $8.05 billion. The acquisition will expand Endo’s generics business…

Endo is set to acquire privately-held Par Pharmaceutical from TPG in a transaction valued at $8.05 billion.

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The combination will create a leading specialty pharmaceutical company with a generics business that is one of the industry’s fastest growing and among the top five as measured by US sales. It is also expected to help drive long-term double-digit revenue growth for Endo. 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.

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. 

“Our generics business, Qualitest, continues to be an extremely attractive and effective growth driver for Endo. This transaction with Par builds upon our generics growth, adding a strong portfolio of high barrier-to-entry and attractive gross margin products while also transforming Endo, creating a powerful corporate platform for future growth and strategic M&A,” said Rajiv De Silva, President and CEO of Endo. “We believe the acquisition of Par underscores the continued execution of Endo’s value-driven M&A strategy and helps deliver on our goal of achieving double-digit revenue growth for the overall business over the long-term. We are also excited to welcome Paul Campanelli to the Endo leadership team. With more than 25 years of experience in the generics industry and nearly 15 years at Par, Paul has demonstrated a clear track record of success in innovation and strategic management in specialty generics.”

Acquisition of Par will build Endo’s generics business

“This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity in the generics and specialty pharmaceutical arenas. Par Pharmaceutical is committed to significantly expanding our scope, capacity and capabilities to realize the maximum value of our rich and diversified product portfolio and R&D pipeline. We believe our combination with Endo best positions us to do so,” said Mr. Campanelli, CEO of Par Pharmaceutical. “We share Endo’s goal of developing and commercialising generic drugs in areas of greatest revenue potential, complex formulations and longer life cycles. I look forward to joining the Endo team and working together to achieve that goal.”

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

“Over the last three years, we have enjoyed partnering with the Par team to create a more diversified company with expanded capabilities, an enhanced product pipeline and more robust business development opportunities, all resulting in significant growth,” said Todd Sisitsky, managing partner of TPG Capital North America. “The success of Par, in part, reflects our continued focus and operational expertise in the growing healthcare industry. It has been a pleasure to invest in such a great company and support Par’s outstanding management team as they have grown and diversified their business. As part of Endo, Par will be well-positioned to drive future growth and we look forward to continuing to participate in the company’s next chapter of success.”

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