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Biosimilars Deals 2021

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Alvotech and Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II announce merger agreement

Alvotech and Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II announced that they have entered into a merger agreement for the creation of a publicly-traded global biopharmaceutical company. Alvotech is led by a team of highly experienced biopharma leaders, including Mark Levick as CEO, Anil Okay as CCO, and Philip Caramanica as Chief IP Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. The merger is expected to deliver gross proceeds to Alvotech in excess of USD$450 million.  Alvotech currently has seven products in its pipeline, including a biosimilar candidate to Humira® (adalimumab), Stelara® (ustekinumab), Eylea® (aflibercept), Prolia®/Xgeva® (denosumab) and Simponi®/Simponi ARIA® (golimumab).

Novartis to sell stake in Roche

Novartis announced that it will sell its stake in Roche for a total of USD 20.7 billion, stating that it no longer views its financial stake in Roche as part of its core business. This follows the announcement by Novartis that it would undertake a strategic review of the Sandoz division.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals to acquire Custopharm

Hikma Pharmaceuticals announced that it will acquire Custopharm for an initial cash consideration of USD $375 million with a further USD $50 million in contingent consideration payable upon the achievement of certain commercial milestones.

Bio-Thera Solutions and Sandoz enter into agreement for bevacizumab biosimilar

Bio-Thera Solutions announced that it has entered into a commercialisation and license agreement with Sandoz to commercialise BAT1706 (proposed bevacizumab biosimilar). Under the agreement, Sandoz will commercialise the product in the US, Europe, Canada and other international markets in exchange for an upfront payment, potential milestone payments and royalties on product sales.

Bio-Thera and Hikma sign commercialisation agreement for ustekinumab biosimilar

Bio-Thera Solutions and Hikma Pharmaceuticals announced that they have signed an exclusive commercialisation and license agreement for BAT2206 (proposed ustekinumab biosimilar). Under the agreement, Hikma will gain exclusive commercialisation rights in the US with a first-right-to-negotiate to add Europe (excluding CIS countries) to the agreement.

Teva and Bioeq enter biosimilar ranibizumab agreement

Teva and Bioeq announced they have entered into a strategic partnership for the exclusive commercialisation of Bioeq’s FYB201 (proposed ranibizumab biosimilar). Under the agreement, Bioeq will be responsible for the development, registration and supply of the product, while Teva will gain commercialisation rights in Europe, Canada, Israel and New Zealand.