Amgen Inc's AMGN deal to acquire Horizon Therapeutics HZNP requires a sizable loan that ranks among the biggest debt commitments for M&A deals this year.
What To Know: Amgen has agreed to acquire Horizon in a deal that values the company at more than $28 billion. The California-based biotech company will get a $28.5 billion bridge loan to fund the deal.
Bridge loans provided by banks are usually replaced with permanent financing in the bond market and then sold to institutional investors, per Bloomberg.
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Amgen will use the loan to help fund the deal. Part of it can also be used to pay down Horizon's debt. The loan will mature in a year so Amgen will have to return to the bond market by December 2023.
Here's a look at how the loan stacks up against other companies that have walked the same financing path this year.
2022's Other Major Investment-Grade Bridge Loans For M&A
- Broadcom Inc's AVGO $32 billion loan to acquire Vmware Inc VMW
- Kroger Co's KR $17.4 billion loan to acquire Albertsons Companies Inc ACI
- Philip Morris International Inc's PM $17 billion loan to acquire Swedish Match
- Oracle Corp's ORCL $15.7 billion loan to acquire Cerner Corporation
AMGN Price Action: Amgen has a 52-week high of $296.67 and a 52-week low of $209.
The stock was down 1.29% at $275.06 at time of publication, according to Benzinga Pro.
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