Cooley Advises Jazz Pharmaceuticals in Pending Acquisition of EUSA Pharma for up to $700 Million
Palo Alto, Calif. – April 26, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today that it is advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals in its pending acquisition of EUSA Pharma. The Cooley team was led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Jennifer Fonner DiNucci , based in Palo Alto.
Consideration in the deal includes $650 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments, plus a potential $50 million milestone payment in cash based upon EUSA Pharma's lead product, Erwinaze, achieving a specified U.S. net sales target in 2013. EUSA is a privately-held, specialty pharmaceutical company with headquarters in the United States and United Kingdom.
In connection with the transaction announcement, Jazz Pharmaceuticals also announced that Barclays Bank PLC has provided it with a commitment letter for a $500 million term loan and a $100 million revolving credit facility. Credit finance partner Gian-Michele a Marca , based in San Francisco, led the Cooley team on the financing aspects of the transaction.
The Cooley team advising on the acquisition included Palo Alto-based associates Dan Espinoza and Robin Bennett , Palo Alto-based partners Marya Postner , Glen Sato and Barbara Kosacz , Palo Alto-based associates Jennifer Raab and Tracy Huang Harrison , Palo Alto-based partner Mark Windfeld-Hansen , Colorado-based associate Aaron Pomeroy , Palo Alto-based partner Francis Fryscak , Washington, D.C.-based Megan Browdie , San Diego-based associates Amy Wood , Soo Kim and Megan Arthur , San Diego-based special counsel Michelle Lara , Palo Alto-based special counsel Ann Polus , Palo Alto-based partner Gregory Tenhoff , Palo Alto-based special counsel Todd Bontemps , Palo Alto-based partner Chadwick Mills and Colorado-based partner Francis Wheeler .
The San Francisco-based Cooley team advising on the financing included associates Michael Tollini and Jason Savich .
View the company press release here .
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