PERSPECTIVES FROM ALLERGAN’S LARGEST SHAREHOLDER
SPEAKERS: DR. ARI KELLEN, HOWARD SCHILLER,
WILLIAM A. ACKMAN, BILL DOYLE, AND J. MICHAEL PEARSON
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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome J. Michael Pearson, chairman and CEO of Valeant. (APPLAUSE)
J. MICHAEL PEARSON:
Welcome to our investor presentation, and those of you on the webcast, thank you for listening in. For our shareholders that are here today, I want to reassure you that Valeant still worries about every penny, and this whole production is all being paid for by Bill Ackman. So. (LAUGHTER) this is what it’s like, I guess now I know what it’s like to be in a big pharma company. So this is, (LAUGHTER) this is good. This will never happen again, (LAUGHTER) unless someone else wants to pay.
We posted our presentation on our website at 8:00 a.m. I suspect some of you have had a chance to read it; some of you haven’t. But we’re going to try to get through the presentation materials pretty quickly. We tried to make them pretty comprehensive so later on you could take a look and it gives you all the inputs you need for your models, that type of thing. But I’d rather get to the Q&A piece of this sooner rather than later, because that’ll be the most interesting hopefully for all of you, and certainly for us.
In terms of what’s going to happen, I will cover the strategic and financial rationale for this deal. Dr. Ari Kellen, who joined us in January and was a colleague of mine for the last 30 years he was at McKinsey, some of you have had a chance to meet him. He’s going to talk about our the proposed new approach to R&D at Allergan, and with Allergan and Valeant together, because I know that’s going to be a hot topic.
Howard will then come up and sort of go through the transaction wrap-up. Then we’ll turn it over to Pershing, who has prepared their own presentation for why they invested $4 billion and why they’re supporting the transaction, both in the short term and the long term, which is what’s important for me, that in terms of their belief in our company and the combined entity. And then finally, we’ll get to the Q&A.
So, going to the presentation, we can skip the forward-looking statements. I think they read them. I guess I’m supposed to do something. Here we go. So why does this make sense? This slide basically summarizes the whole thing, from my standpoint.
First of all, from a therapeutic fit, geographic fit, we become a very, very powerful specialty pharma company with very, very durable assets. We think this will be great for patients and for physicians around the world. And I think it’s going to promise us high single-digit organic growth for the foreseeable future. And if you look at the durability of the assets that we’ll have, I think it’s going to be like no other pharmaceutical company. Very, very limited patent cliff exposure at all.
Upon the combination, if we assume this deal had been done at the beginning of this year, January 1, and we were able to get all the synergies, it would have represented about 25% to 30% cash accretion. And more important is year two and beyond, it’s 15% to 20% cash EPS accretion every year basically for the next ten years.
So how are we going to do that? First, we’ve done a fair amount of analysis of Allergan. We know the company quite well. We believe that we can extract $2.7 billion of synergies; 80% of that, we can capture in the first six months. Most of their operations are in the U.S., and it’s a lot easier and it’s a lot cheaper