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SDP exercises option to acquire five Roivant divisions; forms Sumitovant to run them

Executive Summary

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. Ltd. (SDP) paid $3bn in cash to exercise its previously announced option to acquire five Roivant Sciences Inc. biopharmaceutical divisions (known as vants). The five companies--Altavant Sciences Inc. (rare respiratory diseases), Enzyvant Sciences Ltd. (rare immunodeficiency diseases), Myovant Sciences Ltd. (women's health and prostate cancer), Urovant Sciences Ltd. (urinary disorders), and Spirovant Sciences Ltd. (gene therapies for cystic fibrosis)--will operate under a newly formed, 50.2% wholly owned SDP subsidiary Sumitovant Biopharma Ltd., run by Roivant's Myrtle Potter as CEO.
Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Specialty Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
    • Antisense, Oligonucleotides
    • Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Acquisition
    • Acquisition of Private Biotech
    • Full Acquisition
    • Payment Includes Cash for Equity

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