Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) announced that it’s made a proposal to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL).
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) announced that it’s made a proposal to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL). The transaction is valued at $82 per Mylan share, and the deal would be about half stock and half cash.
As quoted in the press release:
The Teva cash and stock proposal provides Mylan stockholders with a substantial premium and immediate cash value, as well as significant potential for future value creation through participation in a financially and commercially stronger company.
Teva’s proposal also provides Mylan stockholders with a more attractive alternative to Mylan’s proposed acquisition of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE and TASE: PRGO), as announced on April 8, 2015, as well as to Mylan on a standalone basis. Teva’s proposal would provide Mylan stockholders with consideration representing a 37.7% premium to the stock price of Mylan on April 7, 2015, which is the last day of trading prior to Mylan’s press release regarding its unsolicited proposal for Perrigo, and a 48.3% premium to the unaffected stock price of Mylan on March 10, 2015, which is the last day of trading prior to widespread speculation of a transaction between Teva and Mylan.
Erez Vigodman, president and CEO of Teva, commented:
Our proposal is compelling for both Teva and Mylan stockholders and other stakeholders. Our proposal would provide Teva stockholders with very attractive strategic and financial benefits and Mylan stockholders with a substantial premium and immediate value for their shares, as well as the opportunity to participate in the significant upside potential of the combined company – one that would transform the global generics space and leverage it to hold a unique leadership position in the pharmaceutical industry. We have long respected Mylan’s business, and we are confident that Mylan’s Board of Directors and stockholders will agree that our proposal represents a significantly more attractive alternative for Mylan and its stockholders than Mylan’s proposed acquisition of Perrigo.