Eli Lilly and Company Completes Purchase of Prevail Therapeutics

Eli Lilly and Company

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) completed its acquisition of Prevail Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PRVL).

The acquisition extends Lilly’s research efforts through the creation of a gene therapy program that will be anchored by Prevail’s portfolio of clinical-stage and preclinical neuroscience assets. The impact of this deal will be reflected in Lilly’s 2021 financial results according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Prevail’s common stock will be delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Market.

Under the terms of the agreement, Prevail stockholders were awarded one non-tradable CVR worth up to $4.00 per share in cash payable (subject to certain terms and conditions) upon the first regulatory approval for commercial sale of a Prevail product in one of the following countries: United States, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Italy or Spain. To achieve the full value of the CVR, such regulatory approval must occur by December 31, 2024. If such regulatory approval occurs after December 31, 2024, the value of the CVR will be reduced by approximately 8.3 cents per month until December 1, 2028 (at which point the CVR will expire).