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Merck could pay up to $500mm to buy SmartCells

Executive Summary

Merck & Co. Inc. has agreed to buy privately held SmartCells Inc. (diabetes treatments) for up to $500mm, a price that includes cash up front as well as development, regulatory, and sales achievement earn-outs. (Strategic Transactions assumes 25% for the up-front payment--$125mm--and the rest in earn-outs.)
Deal Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Large Molecule
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
      • Macromolecule
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Acquisition of Private Biotech
    • Payment Includes Cash
    • Includes Earnout
    • Full Acquisition

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