Roche to buy Point of Care Diagnostics Companies for $295 millionJanuary 2, 2024
Roche is to acquire all of the Point of Care Diagnostics Companies for the sum of $295 million, subject to customary closing adjustments, said BioPharma Credit PLC, London’s only specialist debt investor to the life sciences industry.
BioPharma said it is anticipated that all of the sale proceeds will be used to repay certain amounts outstanding under the Loan Agreement (as defined below), and that there will be no distribution to the Company or its shareholders from the sale proceeds of the Transaction.
BioPharma Credit Investments V (Master) LP and BPCR Limited Partnership (the “Senior Secured Lenders”), as senior secured lenders of the LumiraDx group, have agreed to provide up to $59.2 million in funding for the LumiraDx group until the completion of the Transaction to, among other things, support the ongoing operations of the Point of Care Diagnostics Companies, it said.
Under the terms of the Transaction, Roche has agreed to reimburse the Senior Secured Lenders for up to $55 million of funding provided by the Senior Secured Lenders to the Point of Care Diagnostics Companies in the period to completion of the Transaction to support the ongoing ordinary course operations of the Point of Care Diagnostics Companies, BioPharma said.
The appointment of the Administrators and sale to Roche represent the culmination of LumiraDx’s previously announced strategic review process led by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and follows extensive efforts to find a buyer for the business, BioPharma said. The completion of the sale to Roche will allow the continued operation of the point-of-care diagnostics business under new strategic ownership.