Assertio Holdings, Inc Announces Favorable Vote on Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals
Stockholders From Both Assertio and Spectrum Have Overwhelmingly Voted in Support of the Transaction
Transaction Expected to be Significantly Accretive to Assertio in 2024
LAKE FOREST, Ill., and BOSTON -- July 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assertio Holdings, Inc. (“Assertio” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ASRT), a specialty pharmaceutical company offering differentiated products to patients, today announced that its stockholders and the stockholders of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Spectrum”) (Nasdaq: SPPI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel and targeted oncology, have each approved the proposed definitive agreement pursuant to which Assertio will acquire Spectrum in an all-stock and contingent value rights (CVR) transaction.
“We are pleased to announce the positive voting results of each meeting and look forward to closing the transaction in the coming days,” said Dan Peisert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Assertio. “We believe this transaction provides extensive new growth opportunities and will be accretive to our stockholders in 2024. We plan to provide updated guidance on our second quarter results call, scheduled for August 3.”
Assertio is a specialty pharmaceutical company offering differentiated products to patients utilizing a non-personal promotional model. We have built and continue to build our commercial portfolio by identifying new opportunities within our existing products as well as acquisitions or licensing of additional approved products. To learn more about Assertio, visit www.assertiotx.com.
Spectrum is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company, with a strategy of acquiring, developing, and commercializing novel and targeted oncology therapies. We have an in-house clinical development organization with regulatory and data management capabilities, in addition to commercial infrastructure and a field based sales force for our marketed product, ROLVEDON® (eflapegrastim-xnst) Injection. For additional information on Spectrum please visit www.sppirx.com.
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