CHEPLAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH (“CHEPLAPHARM”), a leading international platform for well-established branded medicines, announces the successful placement of senior secured notes with a total volume of €750m. The proceeds from the new bonds will be used to finance the acquisition of the worldwide commercial rights for Zyprexa® from Eli Lilly and Company. CHEPLAPHARM had announced the landmark acquisition of the well-established and positioned portfolio of products for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders over the weekend. With a purchase price significantly above €1bn, this is the largest transaction in CHEPLAPHARM's history.
"I am very pleased about this successful capital market transaction, which enables us to continue our dynamic and profitable growth path", says Dr. Kia Parssanedjad, CFO of CHEPLAPHARM. "The fact that we were able to successfully place the bonds even in the current challenging market environment is a testament to investors' confidence in the strength and resilience of our business model. At the same time, the diversity of our investor base has enabled us to make the best possible use of the positive dynamic between fixed- and floating-rate instruments. On behalf of the entire Management Board, I would like to once again expressly thank our existing as well as new investors for their support."
The new EUR notes mature in 2030, with €425m at 7.500% and €325m at 3-month EURIBOR plus 4.75% per annum. In addition, CHEPLAPHARM is financing the acquisition of the Zyprexa® portfolio from available cash on hand and a drawdown under its revolving credit facility.
Latham & Watkins acted as legal advisor to CHEPLAPHARM.
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