AZ takes over Amolyt Pharma


United Kingdom

Venture capital-financed Amolyt Pharma SAS has agreed to be acquired by AstraZeneca Plc in a deal that capitalises on the French company’s portfolio of treatments for rare endocrine diseases. The deal value is up to $1.05 billion, which consists of $800 million upfront and a payment of $250 million contingent on the achievement of a regulatory milestone. The acquisition will bolster AstraZeneca’s rare disease portfolio which is managed by its Alexion business unit. AstraZeneca acquired Alexion in 2021.