Sanofi completes acquisition of Kiadis Pharma

AMSTERDAM: Sanofi has completed the acquisition of Kiadis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next generation ‘off-the-shelf’ NK cell-therapies, a news release said.

Kiadis’ proprietary platform is based on allogeneic or ‘off-the-shelf’ NK-cells from a healthy donor. NK-cells seek and identify malignant cancer cells and have broad application across various tumor types.

The platform has the potential to make products rapidly and economically available for a broad patient population across a wide range of liquid and solid tumors, and create synergies with Sanofi’s immuno-oncology pipeline.

Kiadis’ NK cell-based medicines will be developed alone and in combination with Sanofi’s existing pipeline and platforms.

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The acquisition continues to build on Sanofi’s emerging presence in immuno-oncology aligned with the company’s strategy to pursue best-in-class treatments in defined areas.

As of the Settlement, which has taken place today, Sanofi holds approximately 95.03% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Kiadis on a Fully Diluted basis.

Shareholders who have not yet tendered their Shares will have the opportunity to tender their Shares under the same terms and conditions applicable to the Offer, during the Post-Closing Acceptance Period which started on 14 April 2021 and will end at 17:40 (CET) on 28 April 2021. Sanofi intends to initiate the Buy-Out in an expeditious manner. Reference is made to the joint press release by Sanofi and Kiadis dated 13 April 2021.

Upon Settlement the changes to the composition of the Supervisory Board and Management Board of Kiadis, as approved by the EGM on 30 March 2021, will become effective.

Founded in 1997, Kiadis is committed to developing innovative cell-based medicines for patients with life-threatening diseases. With headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and offices and activities across the United States, Kiadis is reimagining medicine by leveraging the natural strengths of humanity and our collective immune system to source the best cells for life.

Kiadis is listed on the regulated market of Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels since July 2, 2015, under the symbol KDS.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. It is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. Sanofi prevents illness with vaccines and provides innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. Sanofi stands by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

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