Mylan To Commence Formal Offer To Acquire Perrigo For US$60 In Cash And 2.2 Mylan Shares Per Perrigo Share
Starts legally binding process to commence fully financed, cash confirmed offer.
POTTERS BAR, England, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On 8 April 2015, Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) issued a Rule 2.4 announcement under the Irish Takeover Rules stating that it had made a non-binding proposal to acquire Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) for US$205 in a combination of cash and Mylan stock for each Perrigo share. The Rule 2.4 announcement followed the delivery of that proposal to Perrigo's Chairman on 6 April 2015.
Mylan today issued a Rule 2.5 announcement setting forth its legally-binding commitment to commence an offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Perrigo. Under the terms of the offer announced today, Perrigo shareholders will receive US$60 in cash and 2.2 Mylan ordinary shares for each Perrigo ordinary share. The offer is subject to certain conditions and other terms set forth in the formal Rule 2.5 announcement. The offer is fully financed, cash confirmed and not conditional on due diligence.
It is expected that, following the consummation of the transaction, Mylan shareholders will own approximately 61.8% of the outstanding Mylan ordinary shares on a fully diluted basis and former Perrigo shareholders will own approximately 38.2% of the outstanding Mylan ordinary shares on a fully diluted basis.
Mylan expects the combination will result in at least US$800 million of annual pre-tax operational synergies by the end of year four following the consummation of the offer. The synergy estimate was prepared using a sound process and was independently reported on by the Irish firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs International in accordance with the requirements of the Irish Takeover Rules. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to EPS on a fully-synergized basis and it is anticipated that substantial free cash flows will drive rapid deleveraging and enhanced reinvestment into the business, with the combined company expected to maintain its investment grade credit profile.
Mylan's Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury commented, "Mylan has today begun a legally-binding process under the Irish Takeover Rules to commence its offer for Perrigo, demonstrating our commitment to making this compelling combination a reality.
"We are taking this next critically important step, which begins the clock under the rigid timeframe set by the Irish Takeover Rules, in order to continue to ensure clarity and certainty around our intentions for investors, particularly in light of the strong market reaction to this combination and demands from investors for us to take this step.
"Not only have we fully financed our offer and already incurred significant non-refundable financing fees, our offer also is cash confirmed and not conditional on due diligence. Additionally, we also have made a "hell or high water" commitment to obtain US antitrust clearance. All of this further underscores our confidence in, and commitment to, completing this transaction in the timeliest manner possible.
"Mylan fully intends to comply with all requirements of the Irish Takeover Rules that govern this process. As such, we would like to caution investors that we will be limited in our ability to disclose certain forward-looking information. However, we believe the financial and strategic benefits outlined in our Rule 2.4 announcement and today's Rule 2.5 announcement leave no doubt as to the value that would be created by this combination.
"While we are disappointed by the decision of the Perrigo Board to reject our proposal without entering into discussions thus far, we are still hopeful and confident that we can engage with their Board about our offer and how to best bring our organizations together.
"As evidenced by today's Rule 2.5 announcement, we remain steadfast in our offer to acquire Perrigo, given the substantial opportunities we anticipate it will create for our company, shareholders and other stakeholders. We will not be distracted from the pursuit of this exciting, value-creating combination."
Mylan's Chief Executive Officer Heather Bresch commented, "The combination of Mylan and Perrigo demonstrates clear and compelling industrial logic and will generate significant value for customers, patients, employees, stockholders and other stakeholders through the creation of a one-of-a-kind global healthcare company that has complementary businesses and cultures, unmatched scale in its operations, one of the industry's broadest and most diversified portfolios, and immense reach across distribution channels around the world. This unique infrastructure will be able to maximize evolving industry dynamics and capitalize on key trends, including the unprecedented number of Rx to OTC switches underway. We are well positioned to leverage all of these assets and trends, as well as Mylan's strong brand equity, to redefine how healthcare is delivered."
The cash portion of the consideration in the offer will be financed by a new bridge credit facility arranged by Goldman Sachs Bank USA. Goldman, Sachs & Co., in its capacity as financial advisor to Mylan, has stated that it is satisfied that sufficient resources will be available to satisfy in full the cash consideration payable upon full acceptance of the offer by Perrigo's shareholders.
The making of the offer to Perrigo shareholders is pre-conditioned on the first in time of the following having occurred: (i) the expiration or termination of all applicable waiting periods (including any extensions thereof) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, of the United States and the rules and regulations thereunder (the "HSR Act"), (ii) a final decision to clear or approve the consummation of the acquisition of Perrigo contemplated by the offer under the HSR Act having been obtained, irrespective of the conditions attaching thereto, or (iii) 13 September 2015. The offer is subject to customary conditions for an offer governed by the Irish Takeover Rules.
Goldman Sachs is acting as financial advisor, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is acting as legal advisor, to Mylan, with Arthur Cox acting as legal advisor in Ireland.