ALBANY, N.Y., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), in connection with AMRI's proposed acquisition of Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, LLC ("OsoBio") was terminated by the United States Federal Trade Commission on June 20, 2014.
As previously announced on June 2, 2014, AMRI entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of OsoBio for $110 million in cash. The early termination of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the proposed acquisition. Subject to satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014.
About AMRIAlbany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization that has been working with the Life Sciences industry to improve patient outcomes and the quality of life for more than two decades. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, our key business units include Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) and Discovery and Development Solutions (DDS). The LSM business unit includes API and Drug Product Manufacturing, which supports the commercial cGMP manufacturing of complex APIs, starting materials, clinical formulation development and aseptic fill and finish. Our DDS unit provides comprehensive services from hit identification to IND, including expertise with diverse chemistry, library design and synthesis, in vitro biology and pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, as well as natural products. For more information about AMRI, please visit our website at www.amriglobal.com or follow us on Twitter (@amriglobal).
Forward-looking StatementsThis press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the pending acquisition of OsoBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Readers should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. The company's actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which the company may not be able to predict and may not be within the company's control. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the ability of the Company to close the transaction with OsoBio and effectively integrate OsoBio's business; possible negative impacts to the revenue expected to be received by OsoBio following the closing of the transaction; trends in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies' outsourcing of chemical research and development, including softness in these markets; sales of Allegra® and the impact of the "at-risk" launch of generic Allegra®, the OTC conversion of Allegra® and the generic and OTC sales of Allegra in Japan on the company's receipt of significant royalties under the Allegra® license agreement; the success of the sales of other products for which the company receives royalties; the risk that the company will not be able to replicate either in the short or long term the revenue stream that has been derived from the royalties payable under the Allegra® license agreements; the risk that clients may terminate or reduce demand under any strategic or multi-year deal; the company's ability to enforce its intellectual property and technology rights; the company's ability to obtain financing sufficient to meet its business; the company's ability to successfully comply with heightened FDA scrutiny on aseptic fill/finish operations; the results of further FDA inspections; the company's ability to effectively maintain compliance with applicable FDA and DEA regulations; the company's ability to integrate past or future acquisitions and make such acquisitions accretive to the company's business model; the company's ability to take advantage of proprietary technology and expand the scientific tools available to it; the ability of the company's strategic investments and acquisitions to perform as expected, as well as those risks discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 17, 2014, and the company's other SEC filings.SOURCE AMRI