Pharma Focus Asia

Merck Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Imago BioSciences, Inc.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer, through a subsidiary, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Imago BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGO), at a purchase price of $36.00 per share in cash, without interest and subject to deduction for any required tax withholding. As of the tender offer expiration at one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 10, 2023, 31,307,028 shares of common stock of Imago were validly tendered and not withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 89.2% of the total number of Imago’s outstanding shares on a fully diluted basis. All such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, and Merck expects to promptly pay for such shares.

Merck intends to complete today the acquisition of Imago through a merger of Merck’s wholly owned subsidiary with and into Imago, with Imago being the surviving corporation, in which all shares not tendered into the offer will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive cash equal to the $36.00 offer price per share, without interest and subject to deduction for any required tax withholding. After the completion of the merger, Imago will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and the common stock of Imago will no longer be listed or traded on the Nasdaq Global Market.

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