Cadwalader Represents Salix Pharmaceuticals in Its Acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals

April 01, 2015

Cadwalader represented Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a leading U.S. specialty pharmaceutical company, in its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) for $173.00 per share, or a total enterprise value of approximately $15.6 billion.  The transaction was completed on April 1, 2015.

Cadwalader has advised Salix in connection with various governance, litigation and transactional matters, including its terminated combination with Cosmo Technologies.

The Cadwalader team is led by partner and Chair of the Corporate Group, Christopher Cox, and includes Corporate partners Gregory Patti, Jr., William Mills and Ira Schacter, Corporate special counsel Andrew Alin, and Corporate associates Anita Wong and Alexandra Cotter, in New York; Antitrust partners Rick Rule and Andrew Forman in Washington, DC. and special counsel Anne MacGregor in Brussels; Tax partner Linda Swartz and special counsel Edward Wei in New York; Intellectual Property partner Dorothy Auth in New York; Finance partner Jeff Nagle in Charlotte; and Litigation partner Martin Seidel in New York. 

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About Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.  

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, develops and markets prescription pharmaceutical products and medical devices for the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Salix’s strategy is to in-license or acquire late-stage or marketed proprietary therapeutic products, complete any required development and regulatory submission of these products, and commercialize them through Salix’s 500-member specialty sales force.