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May 27, 2013 Issue:

Recent Health Care M&A Deals





BTG  plc


 $200 million

BTG  plc

EKOS Corporation

$180 million

Laboratories, MRI and Dialysis




 American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II

 Fresenius Dialysis Center

 $1.9 million





Bayer AG

Steigerwald Arzneimittelwerk GmbH


Actavis, Inc.

Warner Chilcott plc

$8.5 billion

Service Deal of the Week
It was a quiet week on Services side of health care M&A. The biggest deal announced was Aviv REIT, Inc.’s (NYSE: AVIV) purchase of a post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facility in Ohio, for $14.4 million. The property is triple-net leased to Saber Healthcare Group, an operator of SNFs and assisted living facilities with 71 facilities in five states. The triple-net lease has an initial cash yield of 10.0%, initial lease term of 10 years and an annual compounded escalator based on CPI. Year-to-date, Aviv has closed on $29 million of investments…….Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.
Charted Territory
It took nearly six months, but the Pharmaceuticals sector is finally fulfilling all the earlier predictions of increased M&A activity. So far this year, nearly $18.9 billion has been committed to buying whole companies, or some rather pricey bolt-ons. Last week’s winner was the acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ: WCRX) by Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT) for $8.5 billion. But the ever-elusive Elan Corporation (NYSE: ELN) announced two deals on May 20th for two pharmaceutical companies, AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals, based in Vienna, Austria, and Newbridge Pharmaceuticals, in San Francisco, California, for about $380 million. The announcement did nothing to derail Royal Pharma’s hostile takeover bid for Elan. In fact, Royal Pharma upped its offer to $12.50 per share, from its previous $12.00 per share offer.
Top 10 Pharmaceutical M&A Transactions in 2013, through May 24, 2013






Actavis, Inc.

Warner Chilcott plc



Biogen Idec, Inc.

Rights to Tysabri



Mylan, Inc.

Agila Specialities Private Ltd.



Elan Corporation, plc

Royalties to 4 Theravance drugs



Allergan, Inc.

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Novo A/S

Xellia Pharmaceuticals




Pronova BioPharma ASA



Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Actient Pharmaceuticals, LLC



Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Obagi Medical Products, Inc.



Elan Corporation, plc

AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals


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Technology Deal of the Week
BTG plc (LSE: BTG), a British biotechnology company, popped up on the radar late last week with its announcement of two acquisitions. The first was for Seattle, Washington-based EKOS Corporation, maker of the EkoSonic® Endovascular System, for approximately $180 million in cash up front, and up to $40 million in future milestone payments. The EkoSonic® System is an interventional product to treat severe blood clots. It is used in 490 U.S. hospitals already, and its differentiated technology patents are covered until 2022, with additional filings to 2030. The second acquisition was for the Targeted Therapies division of Nordion, Inc. for $200 million in cash. The division’s lead product is Theraspace®, a targeted interventional treatment of liver cancer, using radioactive glass beads. Both acquisitions boost BTG’s interventional medicine strategy……Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.
In the Pipeline
IPOs are making a come-back, of sorts, in biotech and pharmaceuticals. On May 22, Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PTLA) raised $122 million with the sale of 8,422,758 shares priced at $14.50 each. Portola is a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics in the treatment of thrombosis, hematologic disorders and inflammation for patients who currently have limited or no approved treatment options. A week earlier, Ambit Biosciences Corp. (NASDAQ: AMBI) priced its shares at $8.00 and raised $65 million. The biopharma company focuses its discovery and development efforts on drugs to treat unmet needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases by inhibiting kinases. It has three programs in its pipeline, at present…..Want to read more news? Click here for a free trial to The Health Care M&A Information Source and download the current issue today.
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