|By Marketwired .||
|June 19, 2014 07:00 AM EDT||
DEERFIELD, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a group of lenders to provide Horizon with $300 million in financing through a five year senior secured credit facility. Funding is expected to occur coincident with the closing of the proposed acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. This agreement replaces the $250 million bridge loan commitment received from Deerfield Management Company, L.P., which the Company announced on March 19, 2014.
The Company intends to use proceeds to effect the proposed acquisition of Vidara, pay related transaction fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Cowen and Company, LLC and their respective affiliates are acting as joint lead arrangers and initial lenders to Horizon for the financing.
About Horizon Pharma
Horizon Pharma, Inc. is a commercial stage, specialty pharmaceutical company that markets DUEXIS®, VIMOVO® and RAYOS®/LODOTRA®, which target unmet therapeutic needs in arthritis, pain and inflammatory diseases. The Company's strategy is to develop, acquire or in-license additional innovative medicines or companies where it can execute a targeted commercial approach among specific target physicians such as primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists, while taking advantage of its commercial strengths and the infrastructure the Company has put in place. For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to the anticipated consummation of the proposed transaction between Horizon and Vidara and the intended use of proceeds from the credit facility. These forward-looking statements are based on Horizon's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to Horizon's ability to complete the transaction with Vidara on the proposed terms and schedule, including the ability to satisfy the closing conditions under the credit facility; risks associated with acquisition transactions, such as the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully, that such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected or that the expected benefits of the transaction will not occur; risks related to future opportunities and plans for the combined company; the calculations of, and factors that may impact the calculations of, the acquisition price in connection with the proposed transaction and the allocation of such acquisition price to the net assets acquired in accordance with applicable accounting rules and methodologies; as well as other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Horizon's SEC filings and reports, including in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. Horizon undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction with Vidara, Horizon and Vidara will be filing documents with the SEC, including the filing by Horizon of a preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed transaction and the filing by Vidara of a registration statement on Form S-4 that will include the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed transaction. After the registration statement has been declared effective by the SEC, a definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to Horizon stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4 AND THE RELATED PRELIMINARY AND DEFINITIVE PROXY/PROSPECTUS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HORIZON, VIDARA AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available) and other related documents filed with the SEC at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov, by directing a request to Horizon's Investor Relations department at Horizon Pharma, Inc., Attention: Investor Relations, 520 Lake Cook Road, Suite 520, Deerfield, IL 60015 or to Horizon's Investor Relations department at 224-383-3000 or by email to [email protected]. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC on Horizon's website at www.horizonpharma.com under the heading "Investors" and then under the heading "SEC Filings."
Horizon and its directors and executive officers and Vidara and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Horizon in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the proposed transaction will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus described above. Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Horizon is also included in Horizon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on March 13, 2014. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov and from Investor Relations at Horizon as described above.
This release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy, any securities nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Robert F. Carey
Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer