Akorn Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

Akorn has acquired 5 companies of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Akorn’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Akorn - Consumer Health Business to Prestige Consumer Healthcare for $230M. Akorn has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (40%) and medical products (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 5

Akorn, Inc.

1925 West Field Court, Suite 300,
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
United States,
(847) 279-6100
www.akorn.com

Akorn, Inc. is a niche generic pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multi-source and branded pharmaceutical products in the areas of ophthalmology, antidotes, anti-infectives, and controlled substances for pain management and anesthesia in the United States and across the globe. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - - 1 3
vol $120M $230M $350M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Akorn, Inc. - Consumer Health Business 2021-05-27 230M USD Divestiture
Lake Forest, Illinois
Aciex Therapeutics, Inc. 2014-10-24 120M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aciexrx.com
Xopenex Inhalation Solution 2014-09-30 45M USD Divestiture
, United States
VersaPharm, Inc. 2014-08-12 440M USD Add-on Acquisition
Marietta, Georgia · www.versapharm.com
Akorn - 4 New Drug Applications 2014-04-17 - Divestiture
, United States
Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. 2013-08-27 640M USD Add-on Acquisition
Amityville, New York
Advanced Vision Research, Inc. 2011-03-05 26M USD Add-on Acquisition
Woburn, Massachusetts
Aciex Therapeutics, Inc. 2007-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aciexrx.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. 2013-08-27 Akorn - 4 New Drug Applications 2014-04-17 1
Amityville, New York , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 2 (40%) 440M (38%) 2 (67%) 350M (100%)
Medical Products 2 (40%) 685M (60%) 1 (33%) -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) 26M (2%) - -
Total 5 $1.2B 3 $350M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 1.2B 3 350M
  Massachusetts 2 26M 1 120M
  New York 1 640M - -
  Georgia 1 440M - -
  Illinois - - 1 230M
Total 5 $1.2B 3 $350M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Polsinelli PC
1
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $71M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
$640M (2013-08-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $350M
TOTAL $350M
Largest Akorn, Inc. - Consumer Health Business
$230M (2021-05-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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