Pfizer (PFE) Closes Medivation (MDVN) Acquisition
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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Medivation, Inc.(NASDAQ: MDVN). As of the tender offer expiration, 115,574,041 shares of Medivation common stock were validly tendered, representing approximately 69.1% of the shares outstanding and have been accepted for payment under the terms of the tender offer for $81.50 per share in cash, without interest, subject to any required withholding of taxes. In addition, notices of guaranteed delivery have been delivered for 17,659,861 shares of Medivation common stock, representing approximately 10.6% of the shares outstanding. Following its acceptance of the tendered shares, Pfizer completed its acquisition of Medivation through a second-step merger. Pfizer and its wholly-owned subsidiary accepted for payment and will promptly pay for all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn.
“Pfizer and Medivation are now one unified team combining research and resources to combat cancer. This acquisition represents a rare opportunity to expand our business offering with an attractive pipeline and with XTANDI, an important medicine for men with prostate cancer. We welcome our new Medivation colleagues to the team and look forward to continuing the successful partnership with Astellas for XTANDI,” said Albert Bourla, group president, Pfizer Innovative Health. “Given the breadth of Pfizer’s existing oncology portfolio and emerging immuno-oncology pipeline, Medivation’s assets will potentially benefit from many novel and productive combinations. Together, we are well positioned to becoming a leading oncology company, speeding cures and making accessible breakthrough medicines to patients – our number one priority.”
Pfizer continues to expect the transaction to be immediately accretive to Pfizer’s Adjusted Diluted EPS upon closing, approximately $0.05 accretive in the first full year after close with additional accretion and growth anticipated thereafter.
The tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Medivation common stock expired as scheduled at the end of the day, one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on September 27, 2016. Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the depositary and paying agent for the tender offer, has advised Pfizer that 115,574,041 shares of Medivation common stock were validly tendered into and not validly withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 69.1% of the shares outstanding, and notices of guaranteed delivery have been delivered for 17,659,861 shares of Medivation common stock, representing approximately 10.6% of the shares outstanding. All of the conditions to the offer have been satisfied and on September 28, 2016, Pfizer and its wholly-owned subsidiary Montreal, Inc. accepted for payment and will promptly pay for all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn.
Following its acceptance of the tendered shares, Pfizer completed its acquisition of Medivation through the merger of Montreal, Inc. with and into Medivation without a vote of Medivation’s stockholders pursuant to Section 251(h) of the Delaware General Corporation Law. As a result of the merger, Medivation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer. In connection with the merger, all Medivation shares not validly tendered into the tender offer (other than treasury shares held by Medivation, any shares owned by Pfizer, Montreal, Inc. or any other direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer and shares held by any person who was entitled to and has properly demanded statutory appraisal of his or her shares) have been cancelled and converted into the right to receive the same $81.50 per share in cash (without interest but subject to required withholding of taxes) as will be paid for all shares that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the tender offer. Medivation common stock will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market.
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