NEWS & EVENTS
New York | June 11, 2018 – HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”) (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that it has completed the sale of BeneVir Biopharm, Inc. (“BeneVir”), a privately-held biotechnology company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, to Janssen Biotech, Inc. (“Janssen”).
In conjunction with the closing of the transaction, Janssen made an upfront cash payment of $140 million, of which HC2 received approximately $73 million. In addition, assuming no pending or unresolved indemnified claims, HC2 will receive approximately $10 million being held in escrow for fifteen months. Inclusive of additional contingent payments of up to $900 million based on achievement of certain predetermined milestones, the total amount of all payments for this transaction could exceed $1 billion if all milestones are met.
TEL AVIV, Israel | May 11, 2018 – Kitov Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: KTOV; TASE: KTOV), an innovative biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the Company has signed a definitive license and commercialization agreement for the Chinese market, granting exclusive rights to import, manufacture and distribute its lead drug candidate, Consensi™, in China to Hebei Changshan Biochemical Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Changshan Pharma), a Chinese public company traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
New York | May 02, 2018 – HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”) (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that BeneVir Biopharm, Inc. (“BeneVir”), a privately-held biotechnology company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Janssen Biotech, Inc. (“Janssen”).
BeneVir is a portfolio company within HC2’s Pansend Life Sciences (“Pansend”) subsidiary. Pansend is led by David A. Present M.D., Founder and General Partner, and Cherine Eldumiati Plumaker, Founder and General Partner. HC2 made its initial investment in BeneVir in 2014, and currently owns approximately 76 percent of the company’s equity.