Horizon Pharma Acquires Vidara Therapeutics and Enters Five-Year $300 Million Term Loan Facility

San Diego – September 30, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Horizon Pharma, Inc. on the completion of its acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics International plc. In connection with the acquisition, Horizon and Vidara have combined to form parent company Horizon Pharma plc, which is incorporated in Ireland. Concurrently with the acquisition, Horizon entered into a five-year $300 million term loan facility and related uncommitted facilities.

The acquisition further accelerates Horizon's transformation into a profitable specialty biopharmaceutical company and provides a strong operating and financial platform for future growth. Cooley announced its representation of Horizon in its $600 million acquisition of Vidara in March 2014. View the press release here.

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