Feb 03 2014
LAVAL, Quebec, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire PreCision Dermatology, Inc. for $475 millionin cash, plus an additional $25 million payable upon the achievement of a sales-based milestone. PreCision develops and markets high quality dermatology products with leading products such as Locoid, Hylatopic, Clindagel, and BenzEFoam. PreCision expects to have approximately $130 million in revenue in 2014. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014 and Valeant expects the transaction, once completed, to be immediately accretive to Valeant’s cash earnings per share.
“PreCision Dermatology has a wide range of medical dermatology products, treating a number of topical disease states such as acne and atopic dermatitis, and should bring tremendous value to Valeant’s medical dermatology portfolio,” stated J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer of Valeant. “Furthermore, PreCision’s diversified portfolio of products enjoys high physician loyalty, premium product quality and lifecycle management opportunities that will enhance our future growth strategies. We believe this acquisition will strengthen Valeant’s product portfolio and solidify our position as a leader in dermatology.”
“We are very excited for the opportunity to be part of the fast growing Valeant organization. The combined resources of both companies will create a strengthened competitor, poised to contend with the leading companies in the dermatology market,” saidBob Moccia, chief executive officer of PreCision Dermatology.
PreCision operates in two key segments: Onset Dermatologics, which focuses on prescription therapies, and PrecisionMD®, which focuses on physician dispensed products. The Company is based in Cumberland, Rhode Island and has approximately 175 employees.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to PreCision, and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP acted as legal advisor to PreCision. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP acted as legal advisor to Valeant.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
About PreCision Dermatology, Inc.
Headquartered in Cumberland, Rhode Island, PreCision Dermatology is a fully-integrated dermatology company with a mission to deliver innovative therapies to physicians and patients that demonstrably improve the skin. PreCision Dermatology is rapidly expanding through internally generated innovation, acquisitions, in-licensing, and co-marketing opportunities. For additional information, please visit www.precisionderm.com.