Tokyo, May 17, 2017 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ogeda SA (formerly named Euroscreen SA, “Ogeda”), a drug discovery company located in Gosselies, Belgium, and Ogeda has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas as of CET May 16, 2017.
Under the share purchase agreement executed between Astellas and Ogeda shareholders, Astellas paid EUR 500 million to acquire 100% of the equity in Ogeda. In addition, Ogeda shareholders will become eligible to receive up to EUR 300 million in further contingent payments based on progress in the development of fezolinetant, Ogeda’s most advanced clinical program for the treatment of menopausal-related vasomotor symptoms.
This transaction expands Astellas’ late stage pipeline and is expected to contribute to its mid-to-long term growth.
Astellas reflected the impact from this closing of transaction in its financial forecasts of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2018