US-based Mylan has increased its offer to acquire all of outstanding shares of Ireland-based over-the-counter (OTC) and nutritional products maker Perrigo .
It will pay $75.00 per share in cash, with 2.3 Mylan ordinary shares for each ordinary Perrigo share
The company noted that based on its closing stock price of $68.36 on April, the first day of market reaction to the initial proposal, the value of the new offer is $232.23 per Perrigo share or $34bn.
Mylan executive chairman Robert Coury said: “With this enhanced offer, I look forward to meeting with Joe Papa and his team to finalise the implementation of this truly compelling combination, which is a win-win for both Mylan and Perrigo shareholders and all other stakeholders.
“Previously, Mylan filed for US anti-trust clearance, made a ‘hell or high water’ commitment with respect to obtaining this clearance and committed to a timetable for closing. We have also secured firm committed financing for our offer.”
However, Perrigo has again rejected the increased acquisition offer, claiming that Mylan continues to propose a price lower than the previously rejected offer.
Earlier this month, Mylan made an offer to acquire Perrigo for around $29bn in a cash and stock deal.
Last week, Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries made an offer of around $40bn to acquire Mylan, but it was rejected by the US drugmaker.