Teva Pharma (TEVA) Offers $82/Share for Mylan (MYL)

April 21, 2015 8:46 AM EDT
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) announced a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) in a transaction valued at $82.00 per Mylan share, with the consideration to be comprised of approximately 50 percent cash and 50 percent stock. 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: 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.

The proposed combination of Teva and Mylan would create a leading company in the pharmaceutical industry, well positioned to transform the global generics space. The combined company would leverage its significantly more efficient and advanced infrastructure, with enhanced scale, production network, end-to-end product portfolio, commercialization capabilities and geographic reach. With this platform, the combined company would focus on complex technologies and more durable and sustainable products, in combination with robust capabilities in specialty drug development and commercialization. As a result, the combined company would have a unique and differentiated business model addressing significant trends and discontinuities prevailing today among patients and healthcare systems around the world. The combined company would also have an enhanced financial profile, creating the opportunity for rapid deleveraging and the funding of future growth – in generics, specialty and the intersection of the two.

“Our proposal is compelling for both Teva and Mylan stockholders and other stakeholders,” said Erez Vigodman, President and CEO of Teva. “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.”

“We are very satisfied with the progress Teva has made over the last year, solidifying the foundation of our company, protecting its main specialty franchises and building our engines for organic growth. We have deep conviction in the future of Teva, building on our people, pipeline and capabilities in generics and specialty. The combination of Teva and Mylan is a truly unique opportunity to build upon both companies' solid foundations. Bringing the two together will create a much stronger, more efficient platform to achieve our goals. As one company, we would have the infrastructure and capabilities to faster pursue a differentiated business model, fully integrating specialty and generics drugs with products, devices, services and technologies to meet the evolving needs of patients and customers.”

Mr. Vigodman continued, “Furthermore, this proposed transaction advances the best interests of all other stakeholders of Mylan. The combined company will continue to advance Mylan’s vision of setting new standards in healthcare, and will enhance opportunities to provide the world population with access to the broadest range of affordable, high quality medicine. Importantly, employees would benefit from substantial opportunities for growth and development as part of a larger leading company. We look forward to a bright future for our employees and enhanced choice for our customers.”

Mr. Vigodman concluded, “Our companies share years of experience and success leading the generic industry and building strong presences in specialty and biologics. Both Teva and Mylan have achieved their respective goals through innovation, vision and a commitment to quality. Mylan’s business is a natural fit with our own and is highly complementary to it – and bringing together our two companies would not only deliver the greatest value for our financial stakeholders, but also enable us to better serve patients, customers and healthcare systems throughout the world. We are confident that any regulatory requirements necessary to complete a combination with Mylan will be met in a timely manner, enabling us to realize compelling value for stockholders of both Teva and Mylan.”

Prof. Yitzhak Peterburg, Chairman of the Teva Board of Directors, said, “The proposal to acquire Mylan was unanimously approved and strongly supported by the Teva Board. Teva’s strategy has been to aggressively pursue growth opportunities that advance our goal of being a stronger, more diversified organization with the scale and resources to drive value across our business. Our proposed combination advances these objectives and would result in significant and sustained value creation for Teva stockholders.”

Teva and Mylan Together: Compelling Strategic Rationale

  • Creates an Industry-Leading Company Well-Positioned to Transform the Generics Space: The transaction would create a company with a significantly expanded and more efficient global footprint, including leadership positions and strengthened operations, sales and R&D platforms in attractive markets around the world. The combined company would benefit from a robust, industry-leading sales infrastructure and deep customer and provider relationships across the expanded network. The result is an even more efficient, flexible and competitive global platform with industry-leading go-to-market capabilities.The Teva and Mylan product offerings are highly complementary, and together, would create the broadest portfolio in the industry, with a combined pipeline of over 400 pending ANDAs and over 80 first-to-files in the U.S.Furthermore, the combined company will possess the capabilities and technologies to focus on more complex, hard-to-produce durable products, delivering better value and accessibility, while improving adherence and compliance. Teva's capabilities in this field will significantly expand with the addition of Mylan’s ophthalmic products, soft gel caps, topical and inhalant technologies, “Wave 2” biosimilars, injectables and alternative dosage forms, and Antiretroviral (ARV) products.The combined company would also benefit from the most advanced R&D capabilities in the generics industry and the world’s leading integrated API division.
  • Creates a Unique and Differentiated Business Model, Leveraging Significant Assets and Capabilities in Generics and Specialty and the Intersection of the Two: Teva is committed to investing in and growing the combined company’s $10 billion specialty pharmaceuticals business, which it expects will grow stronger, based on combining the separate companies’ standalone offerings. The combined company would benefit from leading positions in multiple sclerosis, respiratory, pain, migraine, movement disorders and allergy therapeutics, combined with an enhanced global infrastructure to pursue current and future commercialization.Furthermore, the combined company's significantly enhanced financial position and resources would enable it to further invest in its specialty R&D programs and aggressively pursue business development opportunities generating short- and longer-term growth.

Significant Financial Benefits of a Combined Teva and Mylan

  • Strong Financial Profile to Drive Future Growth: The combined company would have an enhanced financial profile, creating the opportunity for the funding of future growth. The combined Teva and Mylan would have pro forma 2014 revenues of approximately $30 billion and pro forma 2014 EBITDA of approximately $9 billion.The combined company would have a strong long-term growth profile that includes mid-single digit top-line growth, as well as significant non-GAAP EPS growth. In 2016, the combined company is expected to have cash flow from operations, excluding one-time restructuring costs, of greater than $6 billion, revenues of greater than $30 billion and EBITDA of greater than $10 billion. In 2018, the combined company is expected to have cash flow from operations of greater than $8.5 billion, revenues of approximately $33 billion and EBITDA of approximately $13 billion.
  • Maintains Financial Strength and Flexibility: The combined company is expected to have substantial debt capacity and an investment grade rating. Furthermore, the combined company’s strong cash flow generation will allow deleveraging to at or below 3.0x gross debt to EBITDA after 24 months, and lower on a net debt to EBITDA basis. As a result, the combined company will be strongly positioned from day one to pursue future acquisitions to expand its portfolio in both specialty pharmaceuticals and generics, in line with Teva’s stated strategy to grow through value-enhancing and complementary acquisitions.
  • Substantial Cost Synergies and Future Value Creation Consistent with Teva’s Stated Business Development Criteria: Teva and Mylan stockholders would benefit from the opportunity to participate in the strong near- and long-term value creation potential of the combined company. The opportunities for substantial achievable cost synergies and tax savings are estimated to be approximately $2 billion annually and are expected to be largely achieved by the third anniversary of the closing of the transaction. Teva expects the savings to come from operational, SG&A, manufacturing and R&D efficiencies, as well as tax savings.Teva believes the combination would be significantly accretive to non-GAAP EPS, including expected non-GAAP EPS accretion in the mid-teens in the first year, and approaching 30% by the third year.
  • Ongoing Return of Capital to Stockholders: Teva expects to continue its current dividend policy and will also continue to evaluate opportunities to return capital to stockholders on an ongoing basis.

Timing and Approvals

The proposal was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Teva.

This proposal is subject to customary conditions. The transaction would not be subject to a financing condition or require a Teva stockholder vote. Teva’s proposal is contingent on Mylan not completing its proposed acquisition of Perrigo or any alternative transactions.

Teva has carefully studied the regulatory aspects of a combination of Teva and Mylan, in conjunction with its advisors. Teva is confident that it would be able to structure a transaction that would not contain material impediments to closing and that it can determine and promptly implement divestitures, as necessary, to gain regulatory clearances.

Teva expects that the proposed transaction can be completed by year-end 2015. Teva notes that there can be no assurance that a transaction between Teva and Mylan will be consummated.

Letter to Mylan

The text of a letter sent to the Executive Chairman of the Mylan Board of Directors on April 21, 2015 is below.

April 21, 2015
Robert J. Coury Robert J. Coury
Executive Chairman c/o Mylan Inc.
Mylan N.V. Robert J. Coury Global Center
Albany Gate, Darkes Lane 1000 Mylan Blvd.
Potters Bar, Herts Canonsburg, PA 15317
EN6 1AG, United Kingdom

Dear Robert:

I am writing to share our belief that a combination of Teva and Mylan has compelling strategic and financial benefits for both companies and would create substantial value for our respective stockholders. The proposed combination of Teva and Mylan would create an industry-leading company, well positioned to transform the global generics space. The company would have a unique and differentiated business model and the ability to leverage its significant assets and capabilities in generics and specialty. We firmly believe that a combination of Teva and Mylan is a much more attractive and value-creating alternative for Mylan and its stockholders than Mylan’s proposed acquisition of Perrigo.

While both Teva and Mylan are already recognized as leaders in providing high quality, affordable medicines globally, the combination of our companies will dramatically enhance that leadership. The combination of Teva and Mylan would put us in a position to leverage its significantly more efficient and advanced infrastructure, with enhanced scale, production network, end-to-end product portfolio, commercialization capabilities and geographic reach. Together, we would have a unique and differentiated business model with a focus on complex technologies and more durable and sustainable products, in combination with robust capabilities in specialty drug development and commercialization. The combination will better address the evolving needs of patients and healthcare systems around the world. Further, the combined company would have an enhanced financial profile, creating the opportunity for rapid deleveraging and the funding of future growth – in generics, specialty and the intersection of the two. The result is an organization with the scale and reach to excel in the current environment, which I know you appreciate.

As a result, we believe that both of our companies should pursue this combination now. Based on our analysis of publicly available information, we propose to enter into a transaction to acquire Mylan for $82.00 per share, with the consideration to be composed of approximately 50% cash and 50% Teva stock. The proposal represents 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. The proposal represents 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.

This transaction is unique in what it accomplishes for Mylan stockholders: a meaningful upfront premium, significant and immediate cash consideration and liquidity, as well as ownership in a leading global pharmaceuticals company from which they can benefit from the upside created by our combination. These benefits are not available to Mylan stockholders in the proposed acquisition of Perrigo or its stand-alone strategy.

We have a very successful track record of integrating companies that are highly diverse from a business, geographic and cultural perspective. We foresee no impediments to successfully integrating and preserving the best elements of our respective organizations, especially given our key shared attributes including core focuses on generics, complementary geographic presences and success-driven cultures. The combined company would provide meaningful additional opportunities for employees of both companies.

This proposed transaction also advances the best interests of all other stakeholders of Mylan and the communities in which we both operate. It continues to advance Mylan’s strategy and enhances opportunities to provide the world population with access to the broadest range of affordable, high quality medicine. Additionally, Teva has maintained its European headquarters in the Netherlands for several years and is invested in the local community.

This transaction is immediately actionable and can be completed promptly. We and our advisors have carefully studied the regulatory aspects of a combination of Teva and Mylan, and we are confident that we would be able to structure a transaction that would not contain material impediments to closing and that divestitures as necessary to gain regulatory clearances can be determined and implemented promptly. We intend to file for clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 immediately and to begin the notification process with the European Commission shortly.

We were disappointed that you prematurely addressed a potential combination in your press release issued on April 17, 2015. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to address your points and to elaborate on the rationale of our proposed combination, its appealing economics and the benefits it provides for our respective stakeholders.

This proposal was unanimously approved by our Board of Directors, and we are fully committed to this combination. In light of the benefits of the transaction and the opportunity to complete this transaction now, we believe it is appropriate for both companies to engage in discussions as soon as possible. We believe that a rapidly negotiated transaction is in the best interests of both Mylan and Teva and their respective stockholders and other stakeholders. As such, we are prepared to begin working with you immediately and to commit the resources and time required to complete the transaction expeditiously. We have retained Barclays and Greenhill & Co. as our financial advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP as our legal counsel for the transaction.

This non-binding proposal is subject to customary conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals. The transaction would not be subject to a financing condition or require Teva stockholder approval. Furthermore, this proposal is contingent on Mylan not completing its proposed acquisition of Perrigo or any other alternative transactions.

We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to complete this transaction with you and look forward to hearing from you promptly. We remain at your disposal and that of your Board of Directors to address any questions you may have.

Very truly yours,
/s/ Erez Vigodman
Erez Vigodman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Advisors

Barclays and Greenhill & Co. are serving as financial advisors to Teva. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co are serving as legal counsel to Teva, with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. and Loyens & Loeff N.V. acting as legal advisors in the Netherlands.



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