Private equity investors Bain Capital Partners, J.P. Morgan Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners are among those selling stakes in publicly traded Warner Chilcott plc. Warner Chilcott announced Wednesday a secondary offering of 25 million of its ordinary shares. The company will not receive proceeds from the sale, but will pay the expenses of the offering, according to a press release.
Warner Chilcott plc (Nasdaq: WCRX) announced today a secondary offering of 25 million of its ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders. The selling shareholders include funds affiliated with Bain Capital Partners, J.P. Morgan Partners (advised by CCMP Capital) and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and members of the Company’s senior management. The offering is being conducted as a public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares but will pay the expenses of the offering pursuant to an existing agreement.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are joint book-running managers for the offering. The co-managers of the offering are Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities and UBS Investment Bank.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be a sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering is being made by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus only. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus can be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at 1-866-471-2526 or by emailing Prospectusfirstname.lastname@example.org; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, via Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, at 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at 1-866-718-1649 or by emailing email@example.com.
Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women’s healthcare, gastroenterology, dermatology and urology segments of the North American and Western European pharmaceuticals markets. The Company is a fully integrated company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacturing and promotion of its products. WCRX-F