Taxation With Representation: Tax Counsel On The Deal

By Drew Singer (March 21, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT) -- In this week's Taxation With Representation, Mayer Brown works a $660 million deal between drug companies, while Fried Frank and Weil Gotshal handle a $1.6 billion media merger.

Expanded Horizons

Mayer Brown LLP's Jason Bazar, Michael Marion and associate Lucas Giardelli represented Ireland's Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. in a cash-and-stock transaction that saw Horizon Pharma Inc. add the therapeutics company for $660 million. The deal, announced on Wednesday, expands the Illinois-based pharmaceutical company's portfolio of medications marketed in the U.S. and Europe.

Under the terms of the deal, Horizon Pharma will acquire Vidara through a reverse merger, according to a statement....

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