Health Care Company Zevra Therapeutics Announces Merger With Acer Therapeutics

Zevra Therapeutics ZVRA has announced a merger with Acer Therapeutics ACER that is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2023.

Under the terms of the agreement, Zevra Therapeutics has agreed to give Acer Therapeutics $15.00 million in stock in exchange for ACER stock.

About The Companies Involved

Zevra Therapeutics Inc is a rare disease company melding science, data and patient needs to create transformational therapies for diseases with limited or no treatment options. The firm's data-driven clinical, regulatory, and commercialization strategies overcome complex drug development challenges to bring much-needed therapies to patients.

Acer Therapeutics Inc operates as a pharmaceutical company. Principally, it is focused on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of therapies for patients with serious rare and ultra-rare diseases with a critical unmet medical need.

How A Merger Works

A merger happens when a company combines operations with another company. In practice, one company will buy the other company's stock in exchange for its own stock. In some cases, cash is used to pay for the company's stock but usually the companies agree to a stock-for-stock transaction.

Due to the exchange and acquisition of stock, a merger is similar to an acquisition. This is why the two terms are commonly grouped together as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). However, in a merger, the leadership & operations of both companies usually change dramatically, while during an acquisition this is less likely to happen.

Make sure to follow our mergers & acquisitions calendar to stay-up-to-date on the most recent M&A deals.

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