Bausch Health Completes Acquisition Of Certain Assets Of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Thursday, Mar 07, 2019

Bausch Health Companies Inc. announced today that the Company has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD: SGYP) ("Synergy") for a cash purchase price of approximately $195 million and the assumption of certain assumed liabilities, pursuant to the terms of the stalking horse asset purchase agreement previously entered into with Synergy and following approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Bankruptcy Court") on March 1, 2019.

"We are excited to welcome new team members from Synergy to join our Salix Pharmaceuticals business, a leader in gastroenterology. We believe that adding TRULANCE® to our portfolio and dolcanatide to our early pipeline will organically grow this core business for the Company," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Bausch Health. "In 2019, Bausch Health will continue pivoting to offense with research investments and strategic acquisitions and alliances in our core businesses – therapeutic areas that will both drive Company growth and where we can have the biggest impact on the lives of the patients we serve."

Synergy's flagship product, TRULANCE® (plecanatide) is a once-daily tablet approved for adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), and its investigational compound, dolcanatide, is an incremental peptide with established proof-of-concept studies in multiple GI conditions.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as legal advisor to Bausch Health in this transaction.


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