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21 Sep 2016

Allergan to acquire California-based clinical-stage biopharma company, Tobira Therapeutics for $1.7 billion

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Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Tobira Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies for NASH, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan will acquire Tobira for an upfront payment of $28.35 per share, in cash, and up to $49.84 per share in Contingent Value Rights (CVRs) that may be payable based on the successful completion of certain development, regulatory and commercial milestones, for a total potential consideration of up to $1.695 billion.

The acquisition adds Cenicriviroc (CVC) and Evogliptin, two differentiated, complementary development programs for the treatment of the multi-factorial elements of NASH, including inflammation, metabolic syndromes and fibrosis, to Allergan’s global Gastroenterology R&D pipeline.

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