Valeant Pharmaceuticals Enters Agreement to Acquire PreCision Dermatology

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced this week that it has entered an agreement to acquire PreCision Dermatology, Inc.  According to Valeant’s announcement, Valeant will pay $475 million in cash initially, plus $25 million upon achievement of a sales-based milestone.  Valeant expects the transaction to close in the first half of 2014.

According to its website, Valeant is a Canadian-headquartered specialty pharmaceutical company that primarily focuses in dermatology, eye health, neurology and branded generics.  According to its website, PreCision is a dermatology company that operates in two key segments – Onset Dermatologics for prescription therapies, and PrecisionMD® for physician dispensed products.

Last month Valeant announced the completion of its acquisition of Solta Medical for approximately $250 million.  Zacks Investment Research has reported that Valeant also acquired Bausch + Lomb Holdings Inc. for $8.7 billion in August 2013, Obagi Medical Products for $440 million in April 2013, and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation for $2.6 billion in December 2012.

Allyson Brown
Allyson Brown is an associate in our Orange County office. She specializes in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and litigation related to medical devices and biotechnology. During law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.
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One Response

  1. Rick
    February 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm |

    I wonder how Valeant plans to handle the contingent payments to the Liposonix founders. That annual payout based on sales was supposed to last for something like seven years after sales release when Solta bought Liposonix from Medicis.


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