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Slide #56. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Trius Therapeutics

Acquirer: Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST)
Acquiree: Trius Therapeutics (TSRX)
Details: Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBST) and Trius Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRX) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Cubist will acquire all outstanding shares of Trius for $13.50 per share in cash or approximately $707 million on a fully diluted basis. In addition to the upfront cash payment, each Trius stockholder will receive one Contingent Value Right (CVR), entitling the holder to receive an additional cash payment of up to $2.00 for each share they own if certain commercial sales milestones are achieved. The total transaction is valued at up to $818 million on a fully diluted basis. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The companies' expectation is to close the transaction later this year, subject to required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Cubist will host a conference call and webcast today at 6:00 p.m. ET (details below).

Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of therapies to treat patients who are hospitalized or are being treated in other acute care settings. Co. has three marketed products: CUBICIN® for the treatment of certain Gram-positive bacteria and for certain bloodstream infections; DIFICID® for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD); and ENTEREG® to accelerate gastrointestinal recovery. Co. has four late-stage product candidates: Tedizolid phosphate and Ceftolozane/tazobactam for treatment of Gram-positive bacterial infections; Surotomycin for CDAD; and Bevenopran for opioid-induced constipation.

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of therapies to treat patients who are hospitalized or are being treated in other acute care settings. Co. has three marketed products: CUBICIN® for the treatment of certain Gram-positive bacteria and for certain bloodstream infections; DIFICID® for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD); and ENTEREG® to accelerate gastrointestinal recovery. Co. has four late-stage product candidates: Tedizolid phosphate and Ceftolozane/tazobactam for treatment of Gram-positive bacterial infections; Surotomycin for CDAD; and Bevenopran for opioid-induced constipation.

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Company Name: 
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Website: 
www.cubist.com
Sector: 
Biotechnology
Company Name: 
Trius Therapeutics Inc.
Website: 
www.triusrx.com
Sector: 
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
 

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