Jan. 15, 2020 - The official Annual Report under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) for the fiscal year 2018-19 was released at the end of 2019. This document sets out various statistics and other noteworthy developments during that time frame (i.e., April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) relating to the two review...
Ipsen Acquires Clementia Pharmaceuticals for US$1.3 Billion
Davies acted for French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen in the acquisition of Québec-based Clementia Pharmaceuticals for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.31 billion.
The acquisition, which includes Clementia’s key late-stage drug candidate palovarotene, is part of Ipsen’s transformative plan to boost its portfolio of products treating rare diseases.
The transaction closed on April 17, 2019, following approval of the plan of arrangement by Clementia shareholders and the Québec Superior Court.
The Davies team on this transaction included Bill Ainley, Brett Seifred, Emily Uza and Russell Hall (Corporate/M&A); Paul Lamarre (Tax); Jim Dinning and Alysha Manji-Knight (Competition); Jessica Bullock and Rachael Lee (Labour and Employment).
Dec. 23, 2019 - In his own version of the pre-holiday rush, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition has in the last several days challenged one merger transaction and entered into a consent agreement to preserve assets pending his review of another. The Commissioner’s latest actions reflect and reinforce the...