Press Release June 20, 2017

PAREXEL International to be acquired by Pamplona Capital Management for approximately $5 billion

Goodwin represented PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL) in its agreement to be acquired by Pamplona Capital Management, LLP PAREXEL for $88.10 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $5.0 billion, including PAREXEL’s net debt. The purchase price represents a 27.9% premium to PAREXEL’s unaffected closing stock price on May 5, 2017, the last trading day prior to published market speculation regarding a potential transaction involving the company.

The transaction is expected to close early in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to the approval of a majority of PAREXEL shareholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.  

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services company, providing a broad range of expertise-based clinical research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL has offices in 86 locations in 51 countries around the world, and has approximately 19,600 employees.

Pamplona Capital Management is a London, New York, and Boston-based specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds, and single-manager hedge fund investments. Pamplona manages over $10 billion in assets across a number of funds for a variety of clients including public pension funds, international wealth managers, multinational corporations, family offices, and funds of hedge funds.

The Goodwin team was led by partners Stuart Cable, Andrew Goodman, Joseph Johnson, James Matarese, Deborah Birnbach, and Jennifer Bralower, and included counsel Kirby Lewis and associate Lillian Kim.

For additional details on the transaction, please read the press release.