Elanco US Enters into Agreement to Acquire Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica’s U.S. Feline, Canine and Rabies Vaccine Portfolio for $885 Million

October 05, 2016

NEW YORK – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented Elanco US Inc, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, in an agreement to acquire Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica’s U.S. feline, canine and rabies vaccines portfolio - as well as a fully integrated manufacturing and R&D site - for $885 million, including the estimated cost of acquired inventory. The deal will diversify Elanco's U.S. companion animal portfolio by complementing its offerings for dogs and cats.

Joining Elanco’s U.S. portfolio - which includes paraciticides, pain and dermatology medicines– will be routinely administered vaccines for bordetella, Lyme disease, rabies, and parvovirus, among others. Also included in the agreement are several pipeline assets.

The acquisition is anticipated to close by early 2017, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission and also subject to antitrust approval and closing of Boehringer Ingelheim's asset swap transaction with Sanofi.

The Paul Hastings team was led by Mergers and Acquisitions partner David Shine, and included associates Leslie Kersey, Rachel Harrison, Jennifer Tytel, Jordan Goldman, Dee Kuchukulla, and Michael DiRaimo from the Mergers and Acquisitions practice. The Paul Hastings team also included partners Sam Waxman and Jane Song and associates Todd Schneider and Michael Vargas, who advised on Intellectual Property matters; partner, Lisa Rushton, who advised on Environmental matters; partner Bruce DePaola and associate Alyssa Lust, who advised on Real Estate matters; partner Joe Opich and associate Eileen Kuo, who advised on Tax matters; and partner Eric Keller, who advised on Employment and Benefits matters. Partner Charles Patrizia also advised on the transaction.

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