DSM N.V.: Royal DSM and JLL Partners Create DPx; USD 2.65 billion transaction to create global CDMO leader successfully

DSM N.V.: Royal DSM and JLL Partners Create DPx; USD 2.65 billion transaction              to create global CDMO leader successfully completed  JLL Partners (JLL), the middle-market private equity firm, and Royal DSM (Euronext: DSM KON), the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announced the successful closing of the transaction announced in November 2013 combining DSM Pharmaceutical Products (DPP) and Patheon Inc. into a new privately held company, named DPx Holdings B.V. (DPx). As of today, DPx, a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for the pharmaceutical industry with anticipated sales of around USD 2 billion (pro-forma), a strong EBITDA and operational cash flow and more than 8,000 employees, will become operational.  DPx is 51% owned by JLL and 49% by Royal DSM. With headquarters in Durham, N.C., DPX's global footprint includes 24 global locations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia. The company is led by DPx CEO, Jim Mullen, former CEO of Patheon, and will be run as an independent standalone company. DPx is the parent company name and includes the business units Patheon, DSM Fine Chemicals and Banner Life Sciences.  DPx provides a unique breadth of offerings from finished dosage (drug products) to active substances (APIs) with a wide range of technologies and offers comprehensive end-to-end solutions to a broad spectrum of companies ranging from large pharmaceutical and biotech companies to specialty pharma companies, generics and emerging pharma companies. It is a leader in proprietary softgel formulations for over-the-counter, prescription and nutritional consumer products through the Banner Life Sciences business.  Stefan Doboczky, Member of the DSM Managing Board and responsible for DSM's Pharma interests, commented: "I am proud to witness the formation of DPx, a global top CDMO organization which will create substantial value for all stakeholders. With this partnership DSM made another major step implementing our strategy for our Pharma activities, growing via partnerships. Our customers will greatly benefit from DPx's unmatched depth and breadth of capabilities and services. I am convinced that this exciting new venture will be ideally positioned to help customers succeed with their unique needs."  Paul S. Levy, Managing Director of JLL Partners, shared: "I am delighted that we have been able to combine Patheon with the pharmaceutical assets of DSM. This transaction is truly accretive with fundamental business logic. With DSM, JLL Partners has now created a global leading pharmaceutical contract manufacturer with the broadest product offering for our many and diverse customers. Our management team, representing the best talent from each company, is proven and completely committed to this enterprise. JLL is proud to have been chosen by DSM, a major Dutch multinational with a storied past, as a partner, and we look forward to rapidly integrating the two businesses and building aggressively thereafter."  "Starting today, we are better positioned to add scale, new value chain capabilities and technologies, as well as expand our end-to-end service offerings to our customers," said Jim Mullen, CEO of DPx. "We will lead the way in changing how services are purchased by our customers and in doing so we will create great value for our customers and enhance our leadership position. This key strategic principle will drive future growth and position us as the global leader in the CDMO industry, with offerings unmatched by our competitors."  The highlights of the now completed USD 2.65 billion transaction are as follows:    *DPx is owned by JLL (51%) and DSM (49%)   *JLL contributed USD 500 million in equity to DPx and DSM contributed DSM     Pharmaceutical Products (DPP) and received approximately USD 115 million     in cash and USD 75 million of Preferred Partnerships Interest, thereby     valuing DPP at USD 670 million   *DPx effected a Plan of Arrangement pursuant to the Canada Business     Corporations Act ("POA") with Patheon under which DPx acquired Patheon for     USD 9.32 per share in cash resulting in a total enterprise value for     Patheon of approximately USD 1.98 billion (about €1.43 billion)   *DPx is well positioned to achieve integration, synergy and operational     efficiency goals  DSM financial information DSM expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share from 2015 onwards. DSM will present the investment in DPx as an associated account in accordance with the equity method. Under IFRS rules also DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals was deconsolidated from 1 January 2014. Consequently, the reporting of the Pharma cluster in the core EBITDA of DSM has been discontinued from the beginning of 2014.  About DPx DPx is the privately held parent company of the Patheon, Banner Life Sciences, and DSM Fine Chemicals businesses. The company is a leading provider of CDMO services, pharmaceutical products and products for other industries. Founded in 2014 as a result of a deal between JLL Partners and Royal DSM, DPx has three core business units, comprised of Patheon Pharma Services, DSM Fine Chemicals and Banner Life Sciences. With global headquarters in Durham, N.C., DPx has a footprint of 24 locations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia with more than 8,000 employees. DPx offers customers unsurpassed quality, integrated offerings and value through these three core business units. For more information, visit http://www.patheon.com/DPx.  About JLL Partners JLL Partners is a middle-market private equity firm with a 25 year track-record of adding value to complex investments through financial and operational expertise. Since its founding in 1988 by Paul S. Levy, JLL Partners has committed approximatelyUSD 4.2 billion across six funds, and developed significant expertise in the healthcare and other sectors. JLL is a control investor and sources its deals from its deep network of industry contacts, applying its proven, value-oriented and growth driven investment approach to provide limited partners with attractive risk-adjusted returns throughout all investment cycles.  DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM) Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found www.dsm.com.  Or find us on: [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] [IMG]  For more information:  DSM Corporate Communications      DSM Investor Relations Herman Betten                     Dave Huizing tel. +31 (0) 45 578 2421         tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864 e-mail media.relations@dsm.com    e-mail investor.relations@dsm.com JLL Partners                      DPx Media Relations. Dan Agroskin                      tel. +1 919 226 3200 tel. +1 212 210 9369              e-mail media@patheon.com e-mail d.agroskin@jllpartners.com  Press release-pdf  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: DSM N.V. via Globenewswire HUG#1768060  
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