Eli Lilly to buy cancer-focused Point Biopharma for $1.4 billion

FILE PHOTO: An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. Picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

(Reuters) -Eli Lilly and Co will buy cancer therapy developer Point Biopharma Global for $1.4 billion, the companies said on Tuesday.

Lilly has offered $12.50 per Point Biopharma share held, representing a premium of about 87% to the stock’s last close.

Point Biopharma’s shares soared 84% in premarket trading.

The companies expect the deal to close by the end of 2023.

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