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Innovia Inc., to acquire Enstasis and with it leading asset SUL-DUR.

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Published:24th May 2022

Innoviva, Inc. a diversified holding company with a portfolio of royalties and a growing portfolio of innovative healthcare assets, and Entasis Therapeutics Holdings Inc., an advanced late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibacterial products, announced the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Innoviva is to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Entasis not already owned by Innoviva at a price of $2.20 per share in cash.

Innoviva currently owns approximately 60% of the outstanding shares of Entasis common stock. The acquisition consideration values Entasis’ equity at $113 million on a fully diluted basis. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Innoviva and Entasis Boards of Directors. Established in 2015 as a spin-out from AstraZeneca, Entasis’ unique pathogen-targeted approach has produced a robust clinical and pre-clinical pipeline of potential first- and best-in-class medicines for the treatment of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, including lead asset SUL-DUR. In a Phase III registrational trial, SUL-DUR achieved all primary and secondary endpoints and a NDA is expected to be submitted to the FDA in the third quarter of 2022.

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