Columbia Labs Buys Molecular Profiles for $25M
Columbia Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) [“Columbia”, the “Company”] has acquired Molecular Profiles Ltd. [“Molecular Profiles”], a privately-held, cash-flow positive, U.K.-based pharmaceutical development services company, for total consideration of approximately $25.0 million comprising $16.7 million in cash and 1,051,323 shares of Columbia common stock, representing ten to eleven times Molecular Profiles' projected EBITDA^1 for its fiscal year ^ ending July 31, 2014. The newly issued shares are subject to a twelve-month lock-up period. Excluding transaction costs, the acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive. Additionally, Columbia expects to realize a double-digit impact to its EBITDA^1 and operational synergies of up to $400,000 annually.
This acquisition was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and received the approval of Molecular Profiles' shareholders. No further approvals are anticipated to be required. In addition, Molecular Profiles' CEO and co-founder, Dr. Nikin Patel, will join Columbia's Board of Directors.
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