USA: Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Anacor

Pfizer Inc. has completed its acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, each outstanding share of Anacor common stock has been converted into the right to receive $99.25 net in cash (without interest but subject to required withholding of taxes). “Now that Anacor is part of Pfizer, we can accelerate our shared commitment to help patients with inflammatory disease, an area of high unmet medical need,” said Albert Bourla, Group President, Pfizer Innovative Health. “We believe that Pfizer is in a position to quickly capitalise on the benefits offered by the combination with Anacor, including the potential for a near-term US product launch and subsequent commercialisation of crisaborole, a differentiated asset with compelling clinical data. If approved, crisaborole has the potential to be an important first-line treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis and the physicians who treat them.” The transaction is not expected to impact Pfizer’s current 2016 adjusted financial guidance. Pfizer continues to expect the transaction to be slightly dilutive to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS)(1) in 2017 with accretion to Adjusted Diluted EPS(1) beginning in 2018 and increasing thereafter.

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