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Biotechnology M&A image Biotechnology M&A » By The Online Investor Staff, updated Mon., Jul. 4, 11:11 AM Recent mergers and acquisitions in the Biotechnology M&A category.

Slide #78. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Acquirer: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX)
Acquiree: Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Details: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and privately held Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed a definitive merger agreement for Presidio to be acquired by BioCryst in an all-stock transaction. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of both companies. The transaction values Presidio at approximately $101 million, based on yesterday's closing BioCryst share price of $4.11 per share. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013, and is subject to customary conditions, including approval by BioCryst shareholders.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is a commercial-stage biotechnology company that discovers oral, small-molecule medicines. Co. focuses on oral treatments for rare diseases. Co.'s drug/drug candidates include: ORLADEYO™ (berotralstat), an oral serine protease inhibitor targeting kallikrein that is being developed for the prevention of Hereditary Angioedema attacks; BCX9930, an oral factor D inhibitor for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases; BCX9250, an oral activin receptor-like kinase-2 inhibitors for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive; and RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza.

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Company Name: 
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc
Website: 
www.biocryst.com
Sector: 
Biotechnology
Number of ETFs Holding BCRX: 
31
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$285.25M
Total Market Capitalization: 
$1.95B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
14.60%
 

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