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Amolyt Pharma Agrees to Be Acquired by AstraZeneca in up to $1.05 Billion Cross-Border Transaction

March 14, 2024

New York – March 14, 2024 – Cooley advised Amolyt Pharma, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Lyon, France, that specializes in developing therapeutic peptides for rare endocrine and related diseases, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by AstraZeneca for up to $1.05 billion in cash. Partners Jamie Leigh, Bill Roegge, Laura Berezin and Marc Recht led the Cooley team advising Amolyt.

Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will acquire all of Amolyt’s outstanding shares for a total consideration of up to $1.05 billion, on a cash and debt-free basis, consisting of $800 million upfront at deal closing, plus the right for Amolyt’s shareholders to receive an additional contingent payment of $250 million, payable upon achievement of a specified regulatory milestone. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions in the acquisition agreement, including regulatory clearances, the transaction is expected to close by the end of Q3 2024.

A Cooley team led by Laura Berezin and Marc Recht has advised Amolyt, one of the top private biotechnology companies in France, since 2021.

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