FinancingShire has secured a $2.6 billion fully underwritten short term bank facility, which, in addition to Shire's cash and cash equivalents and its existing $1.2 billion revolving credit facility, is available to finance the transaction, pay fees and expenses related to the transaction and repay Shire's existing $1.1 billion convertible bond at its maturity in May 2014 if required. Shire plans to refinance a portion of the short term bank facility through new debt issuances and the use of ViroPharma's cash and short term investments.
Shire To Acquire ViroPharma In Strategic Move To Strengthen Rare Disease Portfolio; Will Augment Already Strong Growth Prospects
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