06 Jan 2016
DARA - acquiring US presence in oncology
Midatech closed its all-share acquisition of DARA BioSciences on 7 December (first announced in June), thereby acquiring a presence in the US oncology market via DARA’s 20-strong sales force and portfolio of marketed cancer support products. On 18 December, Midatech announced the acquisition of anti-emetic drug, Zuplenz (from Galena, for $3.75m), a strong fit with DARA’s existing anti-cancer support products. The new Midatech shares are listed as ADRs on NASDAQ on the back of its recent IPO in the US. Our valuation for Midatech, with our calculations now including DARA and Zuplenz, moves to $221.0m from $200.7m (or $13.29/ADR from $14.45/ADR due to greater share count).