Takeda to Acquire URL Pharma


Deerfield, Ill., Osaka, Japan, and PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2012, – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and URL Pharma, Inc. (URL Pharma) jointly announced today that Takeda’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda America Holdings, Inc. and URL Pharma have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire URL Pharma – a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for an upfront payment of $800 million and future performance-based contingent earn out payments. Upon completion of the acquisition, URL Pharma will be managed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. The acquisition will contribute significantly to Takeda’s revenues, operating income, and free cash flow beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2013. Pending the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to close within 60 days.

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