Expedeon AG / Key word(s): Disposal
11-Nov-2019 / 08:29 CET/CEST
Ad hoc release according to article 17 MAR
Expedeon AG signs EUR 120 million deal with Abcam for the sale of its immunology and proteomics business
Heidelberg, Germany and Cambridge, UK, 11 November 2019 – Expedeon AG (Frankfurt: EXNN; ISIN: DE000A2YN801; Prime Standard) announces the signing of an agreement with Abcam plc (London Stock Exchange: ABC; ISIN: GB00B6774699; AIM MTF), Cambridge, UK, to sell its proteomics and immunology business activities for a cash payment of EUR 120 million. This purchase price is equivalent to twice Expedeon’s current market capitalization or more than 9-times 2018 annual group revenue. The agreement is subject to shareholder approval at an extraordinary meeting of Expedeon AG to be held in Heidelberg on December 19th, 2019.
The agreement covers the sale and transfer of all shares in Expedeon Holdings Limited (Cambridge, UK), organised in three divisions: the proteomics-focused Expedeon Ltd. and the two subdivisions within Expedeon’s immunology portfolio, Innova Biosciences Ltd. (Cambridge, UK) and TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd. (Thebarton, Australia). Expedeon Inc (San Diego, USA) will be transferred from the Expedeon Holding Ltd. prior to the sale to become part of Expedeon AG (Heidelberg, Germany), the listed entity and parent company of Expedeon Holdings Ltd.. Expedeon Inc. will transfer the non-electrophoretic instrument assets to the purchaser. Following the transaction, Expedeon AG will change its corporate name and branding, which will be proposed to the extraordinary meeting.
Expedeon AG will retain approximately 38 % of its assets at the level of individual financial statements and 15 % at the level of consolidated financial statements. In the future, the Company will use parts of the proceeds of this transaction to apply its proven grow, buy and build strategy to its genomics business that it will continue to pursue through the remaining Spanish operation Expedeon Biotech S.L.U. (Madrid, Spain) and that is driven by its proprietary TruePrime(TM) technology. Future activities will include DNA manufacturing and establishing GMP certified facilities to supply DNA products for research, therapeutic and other uses requiring large amounts of high purity DNA, such the fast growing market of novel gene therapies.
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