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|August 02, 2016 1:14 p.m.|
|Teva Completes Acquisition of Actavis Generics|
Acquisition Reinforces Teva's Strategy and Opens New Possibilities for the Company in Generics and Specialty; Serving 250 Million People, Every Day
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This strategic acquisition brings together two leading generics businesses with complementary strengths, R&D capabilities, product pipelines and portfolios, geographical footprints, operational networks and cultures. The result is a stronger, more competitive Teva, well positioned to thrive in an evolving global marketplace, to realize the opportunities the very attractive global and U.S. generics markets offer, and to deliver the highest-quality generic medicines at the most competitive prices, unlocking value to patients, healthcare systems and investors around the world.
“The acquisition of Actavis Generics comes at a time when Teva is stronger than ever—in both our generics and specialty businesses,” said Erez Vigodman, President and CEO, Teva. “Through our acquisition of Actavis Generics, we are creating a new Teva with a strong foundation, significantly enhanced financial profile and more diversified revenue sources and profit streams backed by strong product development engines in both generics and specialty. This is a platform that is expected to generate multi-year top-line and bottom-line growth as well as significant cash flow.”
Mr. Vigodman continued, “We are confident that we can realize the projected synergies and accretion inherent in this acquisition for our stockholders and quickly integrate Actavis Generics into Teva. Furthermore, as a result of our strengthened financial profile following this transaction, we will be even better positioned to reap the benefits of Teva’s R&D capabilities to support top-line growth and expand our portfolio across the business. The strong, combined company cash flow will allow for rapid deleveraging and give us the ability to continue capital allocation, with a focus on bolstering our specialty pipeline and product portfolio as well as strengthening shareholder returns.”
With the acquisition, Teva now has approximately 338 product
Teva’s products generated approximately
“Teva now has some of the best assets, people and capabilities in the
industry. We have a clear responsibility to turn those strengths into
meaningful results for patients, customers and the communities we serve,
as well as for our shareholders,” said
Increased Global Commercial Reach
Teva’s acquisition of Actavis Generics improves international commercial opportunities and significantly enhances the global scale of its sales and R&D platforms. Offering access to the world’s largest drug cabinet—with more than 1,800 medicines and 16,000 products—Teva now has a commercial presence across 80 markets, including a top-three leadership position in over 40 markets and global leadership in all key global markets.
Teva expects to achieve cost synergies and tax savings of approximately
Allergan plc received $33.43 billion in cash and approximately 100 million Teva shares.
Strong Combined Global Leadership Team and Employees with Deep Experience across the Business
The two companies share a close cultural and strategic fit, and Teva is focused on leveraging both organizations’ competencies and talent. The combined company's expanded senior management team is comprised of leaders from both Teva and Actavis. It is structured to leverage the strong talent from both organizations to ensure that the new company capitalizes on its expanded global commercial footprint and Teva's continued strength as a world leader in generics. With this structure in place beginning on Day One, the company is immediately positioned to maximize growth across all of its global businesses.
Operational Integration and Readiness
Since the acquisition agreement was announced in
“Our ability to close a transaction of this size successfully and be
operational on ‘Day One’ is a true testament to the dedication of the
integration planning teams at both companies,” said
Teva's Safe Harbor Statement under the
This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on
management’s current beliefs and expectations and involve a number of
known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our future
results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include risks relating to: our ability to
develop and commercialize additional pharmaceutical products;
competition for our specialty products, especially Copaxone® (which
faces competition from orally-administered alternatives and a generic
version); our ability to consummate the acquisition of
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.