Merck to Acquire Peloton Therapeutics for $2.2B

Merck to Acquire Peloton Therapeutics for $2.2B

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  • Merck acquires Peloton, in all-stock transaction for $2.2B. Peloton to receive $1.05B cash as upfront & ~$1.15B as regulatory & commercial milestones for few candidates. The acquisition is expected to be close in Q3’19
  • The focus of the acquisition is to fortify Merck’s oncology portfolio with the addition of Peloton’s late-stage renal cell carcinoma candidate, PT2977
  • Peloton’s PT2977 is an oral HIF-2α inhibitor, currently being evaluated in multiple studies as a monothx. or in combination with cabozantinib for multiple indications

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