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June 26, 2014
07:02 EDTAUXL, QLTIAuxilium agrees to merge with QLT Inc.
The transaction is expected to drive shareholder value creation by accelerating Auxilium's ongoing transformation into a diversified North American specialty biopharmaceutical company. As a result of the merger, Auxilium expects to have an expanded corporate platform that includes focused investments in research and development and the continued pursuit of new products and M&A due to cost and tax synergies. The companies also intend to continue to pursue a potential partnering agreement for QLT's promising late-stage retinoid program. Under the terms of the agreement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of QLT will be merged with and into Auxilium. QLT will remain incorporated in British Columbia, Canada, and will be renamed "New Auxilium." Current shareholders of Auxilium will receive 3.1359 QLT shares for each Auxilium share, subject to certain adjustments. For QLT shareholders, the transaction represents a 25% premium based on a calculation of the closing NASDAQ stock prices of Auxilium and QLT on June 25. When completed, Auxilium shareholders will own approximately 76% of the combined entity on a fully diluted basis, and current QLT shareholders will own approximately 24%, subject to certain adjustments.
News For AUXL;QLTI From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
17:33 EDTAUXLAuxilium announces XIAFLEX approved for treatment of up to two DC joints
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October 15, 2014
14:31 EDTQLTIQLT Inc. requests withdrawal of registration statement
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October 13, 2014
06:41 EDTAUXLEndo upgraded to Hold from Sell at Cantor
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October 10, 2014
11:18 EDTAUXLOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:01 EDTAUXLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:35 EDTAUXLAuxilium downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners
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05:50 EDTAUXLEndo upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray upgraded Endo (ENDP) to Overweight with an $84 price target citing an improved asset base following the takeover of Auxilium (AUXL).
05:47 EDTAUXLAuxilium downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho downgraded Auxilium (AUXL) to Neutral following the company's agreement to be acquired by Endo (ENDP). The firm expects shareholders to approve the deal and does not expect a competing bid.
October 9, 2014
09:20 EDTAUXL, QLTIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:00 EDTAUXLEndo says its not in position to give FY15
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08:49 EDTAUXLEndo sees low-double digit revenue growth with Auxilium portfolio
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08:37 EDTAUXLEndo expects Auxilium acquisition immediately accretive post close
Endo (ENDP) says the deal will provided expected annual run rate synergies of up to $175M by the first year after closing versus Auxilium's (AUXL trailing 12-month actuals as of June 30. Says synergies include Auxilium's $75M reduction in annual operating expenses previously announced. Says the deal is expected to "significantly'" enhance Endo's branded pharmaceutical business with the addition of Auxilium's men's health products and development portfolio. Says the agreement is designed to "accelerate growth" and maximize value of Auxilium's products by leveraging strengths of combined company. Says combined company will be "well positioned" to drive organic growth for branded pharmaceutical business. Says deal creates a "strong" margin profile and an enhanced near-and long-term revenue growth profile. Comments taken from the company's slide presentation regarding its combination with Auxilium.
07:49 EDTAUXLEndo and Auxilium host a joint conference call
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07:30 EDTQLTI, AUXLQLT Inc. says re-engaging assessment of options after Auxilium deal ended
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06:52 EDTQLTI, AUXLQLT Inc. merger with Auxilium terminated for superior proposal from Endo
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06:32 EDTAUXLEndo to acquire Auxilium in cash, stock transaction for approximately $2.6B
Endo (ENDP) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Endo will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Auxilium for a per share consideration of $33.25 in a cash and stock transaction. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction, which is valued at $2.6B, including the repayment and assumption of debt. The transaction will include an election mechanism for Auxilium stockholders to elect cash and stock, all-stock or all-cash consideration, subject to proration in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement. The per share consideration represents a premium of 55% to Auxilium's closing price on September 16, the day Endo made public its proposal for Auxilium. Subject to aggregate cash and equity consideration limits, Auxilium stockholders may elect one of three options with respect to transaction consideration: 100% equity which equates to 0.488 Endo shares per Auxilium share, 100% cash which equates to $33.25 per Auxilium share or a standard election of an equal mix of $16.625 in cash and 0.244 Endo shares per Auxilium share. The total cash consideration will not exceed 50% of the total equity value and the equity consideration will not exceed 75% of the total equity value. The transaction is expected to close in 1H15 and is subject to the approval of Auxilium's stockholders, regulatory approval in the U.S. and certain other jurisdictions, and other customary closing conditions.
06:31 EDTAUXLEndo to acquire Auxilium in cash, stock transaction for approximately $2.6B
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