Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Allergan plc announced that Teva has completed its acquisition of Allergan’s generics business (“Actavis Generics”).
This strategic acquisition brings together two leading generics businesses with complementary strengths, R&D capabilities, product pipelines and portfolios, geographical footprints, operational networks and cultures. The result is a stronger, more competitive Teva, well positioned to thrive in an evolving global marketplace, to realize the opportunities the very attractive global and U.S. generics markets offer, and to deliver the highest-quality generic medicines at the most competitive prices, unlocking value to patients, healthcare systems and investors around the world.
“The acquisition of Actavis Generics comes at a time when Teva is stronger than ever—in both our generics and specialty businesses,” said Erez Vigodman, President and CEO, Teva. “Through our acquisition of Actavis Generics, we are creating a new Teva with a strong foundation, significantly enhanced financial profile and more diversified revenue sources and profit streams backed by strong product development engines in both generics and specialty. This is a platform that is expected to generate multi-year top-line and bottom-line growth as well as significant cash flow.”
Mr. Vigodman continued, “We are confident that we can realize the projected synergies and accretion inherent in this acquisition for our stockholders and quickly integrate Actavis Generics into Teva. Furthermore, as a result of our strengthened financial profile following this transaction, we will be even better positioned to reap the benefits of Teva’s R&D capabilities to support top-line growth and expand our portfolio across the business. The strong, combined company cash flow will allow for rapid deleveraging and give us the ability to continue capital allocation, with a focus on bolstering our specialty pipeline and product portfolio as well as strengthening shareholder returns.”
With the acquisition, Teva now has approximately 338 product registrations pending FDA approval and holds the leading position in first-to-file opportunities with approximately 115 pending ANDAs in the U.S. In Europe, after divestitures; Teva will have a pipeline capable of over 5000 launches across the region. In Teva growth markets including, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Russia and CIS, there are now approximately 600 pending product approvals. Overall, Teva is planning for 1,500 generic launches globally in 2017.
Teva’s products generated approximately $215 billion in savings in the last decade to the U.S. healthcare system; this number will continue to increase and even accelerate as a result of the acquisition.
“Teva now has some of the best assets, people and capabilities in the industry. We have a clear responsibility to turn those strengths into meaningful results for patients, customers and the communities we serve, as well as for our shareholders,” said Siggi Olafsson, President and CEO, Global Generic Medicines, Teva. “We are pleased to welcome our talented new colleagues from Actavis Generics, including many first-class scientists and business leaders.”
Increased Global Commercial Reach
Teva’s acquisition of Actavis Generics improves international commercial opportunities and significantly enhances the global scale of its sales and R&D platforms. Offering access to the world’s largest drug cabinet—with more than 1,800 medicines and 16,000 products—Teva now has a commercial presence across 80 markets, including a top-three leadership position in over 40 markets and global leadership in all key global markets.
Teva expects to achieve cost synergies and tax savings of approximately $1.4 billion annually by the end of 2019, by eliminating duplication and inefficiencies on a global scale and capturing economies of scale.
Allergan plc received $33.43 billion in cash and approximately 100 million Teva shares.
Strong Combined Global Leadership Team and Employees with Deep Experience across the Business
The two companies share a close cultural and strategic fit, and Teva is focused on leveraging both organizations’ competencies and talent. The combined company's expanded senior management team is comprised of leaders from both Teva and Actavis. It is structured to leverage the strong talent from both organizations to ensure that the new company capitalizes on its expanded global commercial footprint and Teva's continued strength as a world leader in generics. With this structure in place beginning on Day One, the company is immediately positioned to maximize growth across all of its global businesses.
Operational Integration and Readiness
Since the acquisition agreement was announced in July 2015, integration teams at Teva and Actavis Generics have worked diligently to plan for integration of the two companies in order to ensure that the combined company is fully operational immediately upon the closing of the transaction. As a result of these actions, Teva will begin to capitalize on the benefits offered by the acquisition of Actavis Generics starting immediately.
“Our ability to close a transaction of this size successfully and be operational on ‘Day One’ is a true testament to the dedication of the integration planning teams at both companies,” said Richard Daniell, Teva Chief Integration Officer. “Because business continuity was a primary objective throughout the integration process, our leaders and colleagues are in a position to quickly build on Teva’s solid financial foundation, operational discipline and diverse product base to continue to improve our performance.”