Astellas Entered into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Iveric Bio for ~$5.9B

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Astellas Entered into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Iveric Bio for ~$5.9B


  • Astellas to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Iveric Bio for $40.00/share in cash for a total equity value of ~$5.9B incl. 148.2M outstanding shares of Iveric Bio common stock on a fully diluted basis representing 22% premium to $32.89 closing price. The acquisition is expected to be completed in Q2’23
  • Iveric Bio will become an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas & focuses on the discovery and development of novel treatments in the field of ophthalmology. The acquisition advances Astellas’ primary focus on blindness & regeneration, also enable Astellas to deliver greater VALUE to patients with ocular diseases at high risk of blindness
  • The US FDA has accepted the NDA for avacincaptad pegol (ACP) to treat GA secondary to AMD & granted priority review with an expected date on Aug 19, 2023

Ref: Businesswire | Image:  Astellas

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