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Cheplapharm announces that it is in advanced negotiations to acquire additional marketing authorizations and intellectual properties for additional territory not yet owned by us for one of our existing products.

 

 

We are currently in advanced negotiations to acquire additional marketing authorizations and intellectual properties for additional territory not yet owned by us for one of our existing products. Based on the current status of the negotiations, we expect the purchase price to be approximately US$ 400 million (subject to up-ward adjustment depending on the development of net sales during a certain period of time following closing) and currently estimate an EBITDA multiple of approximately 4.25x at acquisition.

Signing of the acquisition agreement is expected to occur in October/November 2020 with closing of the acquisition currently expected for the fourth quarter of 2020, whereby payment of a portion of the purchase price expected to be deferred into Q1 and Q2 2021, respectively.

We expect the seller to fully service the product in the relevant territory for at least three years following closing for the benefit of Cheplapharm. Transfer of the marketing authorizations and integration of the product in the relevant territory into our manufacturing and distribution network is therefore not expected to commence prior to three years after closing.

We currently intend to finance the purchase price from a combination of drawings under our revolving credit facility and available cash. Negotiations for the acquisition and due diligence are still ongoing and might lead to a change in the expected terms of the acquisition, the timing of the signing and/or closing or, alternatively, the negotiations might still be terminated.

 

 

 

 

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