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Royalty Pharma Announces Firm Offer To Acquire Elan

Stocks in this article: ELN

The Offer will be financed through a combination of existing resources available to Royalty Pharma and new credit facilities arranged by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities.

J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Groton Partners are acting as financial advisors to Royalty Pharma. The Announcement and further information relating to the Offer, including all announcements issued by or on behalf of Royalty Pharma, is available at

About Royalty Pharma

RP Management is the investment manager to entities investingin royalty interests in marketed and late stage biopharmaceutical products, with a portfolio of royalty interests in 38 approved and marketed products (including Abbott's Humira®, Johnson and Johnson's Remicade®, Merck's Januvia®, Gilead's Atripla®, Truvada®, and Emtriva®, Pfizer's Lyrica®, Amgen's Neupogen® and Neulasta®, and Genentech's Rituxan®) and two products pending approval. Royalty Pharma's product portfolio is well-diversified across biopharmaceutical products and treatment areas and consists of stable and long-dated assets and includes royalties on 8 of the top 20 selling pharmaceutical and biotech drugs by expected worldwide 2016 sales[1], and 9 products with over US$1 billion in annual sales.  These entities have a longer than fifteen year history of providing value to holders of royalty interests, including a US$400 million purchase of 80% of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Neupogen®/ Neulasta® royalty, a US$525 million joint acquisition with Gilead Sciences of Emory University's emtricitabine royalty interest, a US$650 million purchase of New York University's Remicade® royalty, a US$700 million acquisition of AstraZeneca's Humira® royalty, a US$700 million purchase of a portion of Northwestern University's Lyrica® royalty, a US$609 million acquisition of Astellas Pharma's patent estate and associated royalty stream relating to the use of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes including Januvia® and Janumet®, and most recently a US$761 million purchase of a portion of an interest in Biogen's recently approved Tecfidera (formerly BG-12) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis held by the former shareholders of Fumapharm AG.

[1] Based on Evaluate Pharma estimates for 2016.

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