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July 8, 2014
17:04 EDTSLXPSalix to combine with Cosmo Technologies
Salix Pharmaceuticals and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals announced a definitive merger agreement under which Salix will combine with Cosmo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cosmo. Under the terms of the agreement, Salix will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Irish domiciled Cosmo Tech, which will change its name to Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc and is expected to have its ordinary shares listed and traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The transaction is expected to be modestly accretive to Salix’s EPS in FY16 and increasingly accretive thereafter. Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc will own Cosmo’s U.S. patents for rifamycin MMX, methylene blue MMX and Uceris, and have specified rights of negotiation with respect to all products Cosmo or its affiliates seek to develop or commercialize in the U.S. In addition, Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc will acquire Cosmo’s patents for rifamycin MMX in Canada, specified Latin American countries, India, China, Japan and the rest of the Far East, excluding Australia and New Zealand, and Cosmo’s patents for Uceris in Japan. Upon completion of the merger, shareholders of Salix are expected to own slightly less than 80% of the ordinary shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc and Cosmo is expected to own slightly more than 20%. Shareholders of Salix will receive one ordinary share of Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc in exchange for each share of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd common stock they own at closing. In connection with the merger, Cosmo will continue to supply Uceris to Salix and will also supply rifamycin MMX and methylene blue MMX. Additionally, Cosmo will have the right to designate one director to serve on the board of Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc and will be subject to certain standstill provisions for at least 10 years following the completion of the merger. The transaction, which will be taxable to Salix’s shareholders, is expected to close in Q4.
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September 18, 2014
07:31 EDTSLXPSalix secures additional intellectual property relating to Rifaximin
Salix Pharmaceuticals announced that Cipla granted Salix exclusive rights under certain patent applications in the “Rifaximin Complexes” patent family controlled by Cipla. The grant is on a worldwide basis, excluding the countries of Asia and Africa. Additionally, Salix and Cipla have expanded the scope of their 2009 exclusive license agreement whereby Cipla granted Salix exclusive rights in the U.S., Canada and Mexico under certain patent rights covering amorphous rifaximin. By means of this amendment to the 2009 agreement, the rights already licensed to Salix in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are expanded to include certain patent rights in the European Union, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. Salix is required to make an up-front payment and, upon achievement, additional regulatory milestone payments to Cipla in respect of the new license agreement regarding the “Rifaximin Complexes” patent rights. Salix also will pay royalties on net sales of products covered by the “Rifaximin Complexes” patents licensed to Salix
September 17, 2014
08:02 EDTSLXPSalix M&A chatter warranted, says Canaccord
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September 15, 2014
17:32 EDTSLXPSalix announces tentative FDA approval of UCERIS rectal foam
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15:55 EDTSLXPSalix price target raised to $172 from $163 at Buckingham
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15:41 EDTSLXPSalix calls active on takeover chatter
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07:47 EDTSLXPFDA PDUFA Date for Salix Pharmaceuticals Budesonide is September 15, 2014
September 12, 2014
10:00 EDTSLXPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:06 EDTSLXPFollow-up: Salix initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
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06:41 EDTSLXPSalix initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
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September 8, 2014
07:21 EDTSLXPJazz looks more attractive for Allergan than Salix, says Wells Fargo
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