Elbit Imaging Announces Discussions for the Purchase of Gamida Cell Ltd.
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Imaging Ltd. ("EI" or the "Company") (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF) announced today that Elbit Medical Technologies Ltd. ("Elbit Medical") (TASE: EMTC-M), a subsidiary of the Company in which it holds approximately 86% of the voting power, announced that on March 7, 2014, Gamida Cell Ltd., in which Elbit Medical holds approximately 30.8% of the voting power ("Gamida Cell"), received a non-binding proposal contemplating its purchase by a global pharmaceutical company ("Purchaser").
The proposed consideration for such purchase is expected to include a payment of a significant amount upon closing, as well as certain milestone-based payments (contingent upon development, regulatory approvals or sales related to Gamida Cell's product), with such proposed consideration expected to amount to up to several hundred million dollars.
No definitive agreement has been signed to date and there is no certainty that the negotiation of such non-binding proposal will lead to the conclusion of a definitive agreement or that a transaction will be completed. The execution of a definitive agreement is subject to certain conditions precedent, including but not limited to, the approval of the authorized corporate organs of each of Gamida Cell, Elbit Medical, other shareholders of Gamida Cell and the Purchaser.
About Elbit Imaging Ltd.
Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) Commercial and Entertainment Centers - Initiation, construction and sale of shopping and entertainment centers and other mixed-use real property projects, predominantly in the retail sector, located in Central and Eastern Europe and in India, primarily through its subsidiary Plaza Centers N.V. In certain circumstances and depending on market conditions, the Company operate and manage commercial and entertainment centers prior to their sale; (ii) Hotels - Hotel operation and management; (iii) Medical Industries - (a) research and development, production and marketing of magnetic resonance imaging guided focused ultrasound treatment equipment and (b) development of stem cell population expansion technologies and stem cell therapy products for transplantation and regenerative medicine; (iv) Residential Projects - Initiation, construction and sale of residential projects and other mixed-use real property projects, predominately residential, located primarily in India; and (v) Fashion Apparel - Distribution and marketing of fashion apparel and accessories in Israel.
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