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Johnson & Johnson has agreed to acquire Actelion Ltd. for $30 billion

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to acquire Actelion Ltd. for $30 billion, in an unusual deal that will also spin out the Swiss biotech company’s drug-discovery operations.
The deal, the largest in J&J’s history and announced by both companies Thursday, ends weeks of seesaw negotiations.
J&J initially abandoned talks, only to resume them about a week later after the companies entered into exclusive negotiations.

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Johnson & Johnson Bolsters Drug Roster With $30 Billion Actelion Deal

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Johnson & Johnson would pay for the transaction with cash it holds outside the United States.
“We believe this transaction offers compelling value to both Johnson & Johnson and Actelion shareholders,” Alex Gorsky, the chairman and chief executive of Johnson & Johnson, said in a news release.
Jean-Paul Clozel, the Actelion chief executive, would serve as the spinoff’s chief executive, and Jean-Pierre Garnier, Actelion’s chairman, would be its chairman.
It is conditioned on Actelion shareholders agreeing to the spinoff and to sell at least 67 percent of their shares to Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson would initially own 16 percent of the new research and development company, with the right to acquire an additional 16 percent.

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Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Actelion for $30 Billion With Spin-Out of New R&D Company*/

Johnson & Johnson shareholders are also expected to realize additional value from the Johnson & Johnson convertible ownership interest in R&D NewCo.
Value-enhancing transaction for Johnson & Johnson shareholders : The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Johnson & Johnson earnings per share and accelerate Johnson & Johnson revenue and earnings growth rates, while enhancing long-term growth and value creation of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals business.
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