Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) Closes EUSA Pharma Purchase, Sees Deal Adding 25-30c/Share in FY12

June 12, 2012 9:46 AM EDT
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced the closing of its acquisition of EUSA Pharma, a privately-held, specialty pharmaceutical company with a commercial presence in the U.S. and EU and a global distribution network. The acquisition brings a significant new specialty product to the company's U.S. product portfolio with Erwinaze™ (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi), a life-saving treatment for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Following the closing, Jazz Pharmaceuticals now also markets a portfolio of oncology and critical care products outside of the U.S., including Erwinase®, leveraging EUSA Pharma's international sales and marketing capabilities.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals acquired EUSA Pharma for $680 million in cash, which reflects a base price of $650 million and approximately $30 million of adjustments for EUSA's working capital, cash and certain liabilities, plus a potential $50 million milestone payable based upon Erwinaze achieving a specified U.S. net sales target in 2013. The transaction was financed with cash on hand and proceeds from a six-year $475 million term loan with an initial interest rate based on a LIBOR rate, subject to a floor of 1.0 percent, plus 4.25 percent per annum. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has also arranged a revolving credit facility for $100 million, which is undrawn and has a five year term. Post-closing, the company's cash balance is in excess of $100 million.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects to issue updated guidance for the combined company in conjunction with the upcoming announcement of its second quarter 2012 financial results. The EUSA Pharma transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings in 2012, adding expected incremental revenue of $90 million to $100 million and an estimated additional $0.25 to $0.30 in adjusted earnings per share.


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