Mylan pitches Perrigo deal directly to shareholders
Mylan has announced its intention to, on Sept. 14, commence its formal offer to exchange all outstanding ordinary shares of Perrigo. Under the terms of the offer, Perrigo shareholders will receive $75 in cash and 2.3 Mylan ordinary shares for each Perrigo ordinary share.
Mylan Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury also sent a letter to Perrigo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Papa reiterating Mylan’s commitment to the transaction and respect for Perrigo and its employees, re-affirming the compelling value of the Mylan offer to Perrigo shareholders, and outlining to Perrigo shareholders their clear and direct pathway to completion of the transaction.
This letter follows Mylan’s Extraordinary General Meeting on Aug. 28, at which Mylan shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the transaction.
Coury said, “We are very excited to commence the final step in this transaction and to complete the compelling combination of Mylan and Perrigo. As we have repeatedly stated, we believe this is a highly attractive offer for Perrigo shareholders in terms of the price, multiple being paid, accretion and continued long-term potential for value creation. It also offers Perrigo shareholders a clear pathway to close the transaction. We have long respected Perrigo and believe that Mylan is uniquely positioned to maximize this asset for the benefit of shareholders and all other stakeholders. We are confident that Perrigo shareholders see that our offer provides superior immediate value, as well as long-term, sustainable value creation, and will tender in favor of the transaction.”