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Slide #69. Horizon Pharma, Inc. Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd.

Acquirer: Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP)
Acquiree: Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd.
Details: Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) and Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. (Vidara) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Horizon Pharma will acquire Vidara through a reverse merger for stock and cash valued at approximately $660 million. Horizon Pharma plc will be the name of the resulting company. Horizon Pharma plc will be organized under the laws of Ireland with a portfolio of four products marketed primarily in the United States. The proposed transaction has been unanimously approved by both companies' boards of directors. Pursuant to the agreement, Vidara will combine with Horizon Pharma, Inc. with approximately 74 percent of Horizon Pharma plc's ordinary shares to be exchanged for Horizon Pharma, Inc.'s common shares, with Horizon surviving the merger. The shareholders of Vidara will retain approximately 26 percent of Horizon Pharma plc and receive $200 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.

Horizon Therapeutics is focused on researching, developing and commercializing medicines that address unmet treatment needs for rare and rheumatic diseases. Co. has two segments: orphan and rheumatology and primary care. Co.'s orphan and rheumatology segment includes Co.'s marketed medicines KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase injection), for intravenous infusion; RAVICTI® (glycerol phenylbutyrate) oral liquid; and PROCYSBI® (cysteamine bitartrate) delayed-release capsules, for oral use. Co.'s primary care segment includes Co.'s marketed medicines PENNSAID® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w, for topical use; and DUEXIS® (ibuprofen/famotidine) tablets, for oral use.

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Company Name: 
Horizon Therapeutics Plc
Website: 
www.horizonpharma.com
Sector: 
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Number of ETFs Holding HZNP: 
48
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$583.97M
Total Market Capitalization: 
$4.96B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
11.77%
 

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