Actavis plc and Allergan, Inc. announced on November 17, 2014 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of cash and equity valued at approximately $66 billion.
The combination will create one of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies by sales revenue, with combined annual pro forma revenues of more than $23 billion anticipated in 2015. The combined Company will be a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma – anchored by world-renowned brand franchises, a leading global generics business, a premier pharmaceutical development pipeline and an experienced management team committed to maintaining highly efficient operations across the organization.
The growth profile of the combined Company will be unparalleled in the industry with the ability to deliver sustainable organic earnings growth from our newly expanded base. The combination is expected to generate double-digit accretion to non-GAAP earnings in the first 12 months; and strong free cash flow of more than $8 billion in 2016 which would enable the Company to rapidly de-lever the balance sheet.
Merger Prospectus (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions for Shareholders (PDF)
IRS Form 8937 for Allergan (PDF)
Transaction-Related Press Releases
17 MAR 2015 Actavis Completes Allergan Acquisition
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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements contained in this communication that refer to Actavis’ or Allergan’s estimated or anticipated future results, including estimated synergies, or other non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Actavis’ or Allergan’s current perspective of existing trends and information as of the date of this communication. Forward looking statements generally will be accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “should,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “targets,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the Allergan acquisition, including future financial and operating results, Actavis’ or Allergan’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. It is important to note that Actavis’ and Allergan’s respective goals and expectations are not predictions of actual performance. Actual results may differ materially from Actavis’ or Allergan’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Actavis’ business, Allergan’s business and risks associated with acquisition transactions. These factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainty associated with financial projections; restructuring in connection with the Allergan acquisition; subsequent integration of the Allergan acquisition and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of the Allergan acquisition; the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Actavis’ and Allergan’s products; Actavis’ and Allergan’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize new products; Actavis’ and Allergan’s ability to conform to regulatory standards and receive requisite regulatory approvals; availability of raw materials and other key ingredients; uncertainty and costs of legal actions and government investigations; the inherent uncertainty associated with financial projections; fluctuations in Actavis’ operating results and financial condition, particularly given our manufacturing and sales of branded and generic products; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, such as difficulties integrating businesses, uncertainty associated with financial projections, projected synergies, restructuring, increased costs, and adverse tax consequences; the adverse impact of substantial debt and other financial obligations on the ability to fulfill and/or refinance debt obligations; risks associated with relationships with employees, vendors or key customers as a result of acquisitions of businesses, technologies or products; our compliance with federal and state healthcare laws, including laws related to fraud, abuse, privacy security and others; risks of the generic industry generally; generic product competition with our branded products; uncertainty associated with the development of commercially successful branded pharmaceutical products; uncertainty associated with development and approval of commercially successful biosimilar products; costs and efforts to defend or enforce technology rights, patents or other intellectual property; expiration of Actavis’ and Allergan’s patents on our branded products and the potential for increased competition from generic manufacturers; risks associated with owning the branded and generic version of a product; competition between branded and generic products; the ability of branded product manufacturers to limit the production, marketing and use of generic products; Actavis’ and Allergan’s ability to obtain and afford third-party licenses and proprietary technology we need; Actavis’ and Allergan’s potential infringement of others’ proprietary rights; our dependency on third-party service providers and third-party manufacturers and suppliers that in some cases may be the only source of finished products or raw materials that we need; Actavis’ competition with certain of our significant customers; the impact of our returns, allowance and chargeback policies on our future revenue; successful compliance with governmental regulations applicable to Actavis’ and Allergan’s respective third party providers’ facilities, products and/or businesses; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of product development efforts and regulatory agency approvals or actions, if any; Actavis’ and Allergan’s vulnerability to and ability to defend against product liability claims and obtain sufficient or any product liability insurance; Actavis’ and Allergan’s ability to retain qualified employees and key personnel; the effect of intangible assets and resulting impairment testing and impairment charges on our financial condition; Actavis’ ability to obtain additional debt or raise additional equity on terms that are favorable to Actavis; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; our ability to manage environmental liabilities; global economic conditions; Actavis’ ability to continue foreign operations in countries that have deteriorating political or diplomatic relationships with the United States; Actavis’ and Allergan’s ability to continue to maintain global operations; risks associated with tax liabilities, or changes in U.S. federal or international tax laws to which we are subject, including the risk that the Internal Revenue Service disagrees that Actavis is a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes; risks of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; risks associated with cyber-security and vulnerability of our information and employee, customer and business information that Actavis stores digitally; Actavis’ ability to maintain internal control over financial reporting; changes in the laws and regulations, affecting among other things, availability, pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products; the highly competitive nature of the pharmaceutical industry; Actavis’ ability to successfully navigate consolidation of our distribution network and concentration of our customer base; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of pending or future litigation or government investigations; developments regarding products once they have reached the market and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in Actavis’ and Allergan’s respective periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including but not limited to Actavis’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and Allergan’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, as amended from time to time in Actavis’ and Allergan’s respective other investor communications. Except as expressly required by law, each of Actavis and Allergan disclaim any intent or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.