Merck & Co. Acquires Harpoon Therapeutics for ~$680M

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Merck & Co. Acquires Harpoon Therapeutics for ~$680M


  • Merck signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Harpoon to enhance its oncology pipeline with Harpoon’s portfolio of novel T-cell engagers developed through the company’s TriTAC & ProTriTAC platform
  • The acquisition includes Harpoon’s lead asset HPN328, a T-cell engager targeting DLL3, currently being evaluated in a P-I/II clinical trial for safety, tolerability & PK as monotx. in patient with advanced cancers associated with expression of DLL3 incl. SCLC. Harpoon’s pipeline also includes HPN217 & HPN601
  • Under the terms of the agreement, Merck will acquire all outstanding shares of Harpoon for a price per share of $23.00 in cash for a total equity value of $680M. The transaction is expected to close by H1’24

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Shivani Chandra

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