The Life Sciences and M&A teams advised Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) in its completed separation of its oncology business into Mural Oncology plc, a new, independent, publicly traded company. Alkermes is now a pure-play, profitable, neuroscience company that will continue its work to develop innovative medicines for people living with difficult-to-treat psychiatric and neurological disorders. Mural Oncology will begin “regular way” trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under the stock ticker symbol “MURA” on Nov. 16, 2023. Alkermes will continue to trade under the Nasdaq ticker symbol “ALKS.”
Upon completion of the separation, each of Alkermes’ shareholders received a distribution of one ordinary share of Mural Oncology for every 10 ordinary shares of Alkermes held as of the close of business on Nov. 6, 2023, the record date for the distribution.
Alkermes plc is a global biopharmaceutical company that seeks to develop innovative medicines in the field of neuroscience. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products for the treatment of alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder and a pipeline of clinical and preclinical candidates in development for neurological disorders.
For additional details on the transaction, please read the press release.