NEW YORK and BASEL, Switzerland, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Roivant Sciences today announced that Datavant, the leader in helping healthcare organizations securely connect their data, and Ciox Health, the leader in clinical data exchange, have signed a definitive merger agreement.
The combined entity, to be named Datavant, will be the nation's largest health data ecosystem, enabling patients, providers, payers, health data analytics companies, patient-facing applications, government agencies, and life science companies to securely exchange their patient-level data. The combined company will have an enterprise value of $7 billion. The merger is subject to typical regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. Upon closing Datavant CEO Travis May will assume the role of President and join the Board of Directors.
Datavant will offer the ability to access, exchange, and connect data among the thousands of organizations in its ecosystem for use cases ranging from better clinical care and value-based payments to health analytics and medical research. Datavant's combined ecosystem will now include:
- More than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and more than 15,000 clinics
- More than 120 health plans
- More than 100 health data analytics companies
- More than 30 life science companies
- More than 70 academic institutions and non-profits
- More than 75 state, local, and federal government agencies
"Roivant created Datavant with Travis because we needed this data ecosystem to exist to fulfill our own mission of accelerating the development of novel medicines for patients," said Matthew Gline, CEO of Roivant Sciences. "The combination of Datavant and Ciox Health massively expands the reach of that ecosystem and will unlock significant value for us and for the entire pharmaceutical industry. We look forward to developing additional differentiated technologies at Roivant going forward."
In addition to the Datavant transaction, other notable milestones across Roivant's family of companies this past month include:
- The third FDA approval for a program initiated by Roivant: Myovant's MYFEMBREE® (relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1 mg, and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg), the first once-daily treatment for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in premenopausal women
- The fifth NDA submission to FDA: Dermavant's once-daily, steroid-free and cosmetically elegant topical cream tapinarof for the treatment of mild, moderate and severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients
- Sinovant's successful Phase 3 study of lefamulin in Chinese adults with community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP)
- $200 million of financing for Dermavant, with proceeds to fund all milestone payments associated with the approval and launch of tapinarof for the treatment of psoriasis, as well as to accelerate investment in commercial preparation
About Roivant Sciences
Roivant's mission is to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients by treating every inefficiency as an opportunity. Roivant develops transformative medicines faster by building technologies and developing talent in creative ways, leveraging the Roivant platform to launch 'Vants' – nimble and focused biopharmaceutical and health technology companies.
Roivant has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: MAAC), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Patient Square Capital. Upon closing of the transaction, outstanding shares and warrants of MAAC will be exchanged for newly issued shares and warrants of Roivant Sciences, which is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol "ROIV." Completion of the transaction, which is expected in the third quarter of 2021, is subject to approval of MAAC shareholders and the satisfaction or waiver of certain other customary closing conditions.
In connection with the proposed business combination between MAAC and Roivant, Roivant has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the "Registration Statement") with the SEC that includes a prospectus with respect to Roivant's securities to be issued in connection with the proposed business combination and a proxy statement with respect to the stockholder meeting of MAAC to vote on the proposed business combination. Stockholders of MAAC and other interested persons are encouraged to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, as well as the annexes thereto and the other documents to be filed with the SEC because these documents contain important information about MAAC, Roivant and the proposed business combination. After the Registration Statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of MAAC as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Stockholders of MAAC may also obtain a copy of the Registration Statement, including the proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp., 724 Oak Grove Ave., Suite 130, Menlo Park, California 94025. The proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the Registration Statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov).
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