Creat takeover of Biotest closed
- Transfer of tendered shares completed
- Majority shareholding (approx. 90% of Biotest AG's ordinary shares and voting share capital) of Creat in Biotest
Dreieich, 31 January 2018. On 19 January 2018 Biotest AG disclosed that the last remaining condition has been met for the takeover offer by Tiancheng (Germany) Pharmaceutical Holdings AG, the acquisition company of the Creat Group Corporation. Thus the unsolicited takeover offer announced on 18 May 2017 for the shares of Biotest AG became effective and could be settled.
The offer by Tiancheng (Germany) Pharmaceutical Holdings AG and payment of the purchase price to the custodial bank of the accepting Biotest shareholders was settled promptly and, as described in section 13.5 of the offer document.
Tiancheng (Germany) Pharmaceutical Holdings AG, an indirect controlled subsidiary of Creat Group Corporation, a company organized and existing under the laws of the People's Republic of China, hereby holds a majority interest (approx. 90% of Biotest AG's ordinary shares and voting share capital) in Biotest AG.
Biotest is a provider of plasma proteins and biological drugs. With a value added chain that extends from pre-clinical and clinical development to worldwide sales, Biotest has specialised primarily in the areas of clinical immunology, haematology and intensive medicine. Biotest develops and markets immunoglobulins, coagulation factors and albumins based on human blood plasma. These are used for diseases of the immune and haematopoietic systems. In addition, Biotest develops monoclonal antibodies in the indications of cancer of plasma cells and systemic lupus erythematosus which are produced by recombinant technologies. Biotest has more than 2,500 employees worldwide. The preference shares of Biotest AG are listed in the SDAX on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Dr. Monika Buttkereit
Biotest AG, Landsteinerstr. 5, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, www.biotest.com
Ordinary shares: securities' ID No. 522720; ISIN DE0005227201
Preference shares: securities' ID No. 522723; ISIN DE0005227235
Listing: Frankfurt (Prime Standard)
Open Market: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg/ Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate
This document contains forward-looking statements on overall economic development as well as on the business, earnings, financial and assets position of Biotest AG and its subsidiaries. These statements are based on current plans, estimates, forecasts and expectations of the company and are thus subject to risks and elements of uncertainty that could result in significant deviation of actual developments from expected developments. The forward-looking statements are only valid at the time of publication. Biotest does not intend to update the forward-looking statements and assumes no obligation to do so.
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