Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ogeda SA, a drug discovery company located in Gosselies, Belgium, and Ogeda has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas as of CET May 17, 2017.
Under the share purchase agreement executed between Astellas and Ogeda shareholders, Astellas paid EUR 500 million to acquire 100% of the equity in Ogeda. In addition, Ogeda shareholders will become eligible to receive up to EUR 300 million in further contingent payments based on progress in the development of fezolinetant, Ogeda’s most advanced clinical program for the treatment of menopausal-related vasomotor symptoms.
This transaction expands Astellas’ late stage pipeline and is expected to contribute to its mid-to-long term growth.
Astellas reflected the impact from this closing of transaction in its financial forecasts of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
Monday, the French pharma giant officially moved into its new global home base in Paris, dubbed La Maison Sanofi. The 9,000-square-meter (about 96,875-square-foot) facility comprises two historic buildings and will host around 500 employees, the company explained in a release.
On the first day of the new year, former Sandoz chief Richard Francis will take the reins from Schultz, who is hanging up his CEO hat to retire on Dec. 31, Teva said Monday. The news comes a little more than two weeks after Teva publicly said it was looking for Schultz’s replacement.
General Electric Co. set the terms for the spinoff of its healthcare division, putting an initial value of roughly $31 billion on the soon-to-be-public company. The Boston conglomerate plans to split into three separate public companies by early 2024. Following the healthcare spinoff, it plans to separate its aerospace business from its power and renewable-energy units.