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LG Chem Completes Acquisition of AVEO Oncology

Friday, January 20, 2023

LG Chem, Ltd., announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of AVEO Oncology (“AVEO”), a commercial stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company committed to delivering medicines that provide a better life for patients with cancer, in an all-cash transaction with an implied equity value of $571M on a fully diluted basis.

“We are excited to complete LG Chem’s acquisition of AVEO, which will position us to deliver on our mission of becoming one of the world’s leading oncology companies with a robust clinical pipeline of innovative therapies,” said Shin Hak-Cheol, Chief Executive Officer of LG Chem.

AVEO plans to accelerate the commercialization of new anti-cancer drugs developed by LG Chem Life Sciences. With strong capabilities in early-stage R&D and production process, LG Chem Life Sciences will be positioned to pursue promising anti-cancer therapies and commercial processes for pre-clinical and early clinical trials, while AVEO, with its broad expertise in clinical development and sales in the U.S. market, will oversee clinical development and commercialization.

“The merger extends LG Chem Life Sciences’ commercial footprint to the U.S., diversifies our pipeline and advances our combined capabilities with AVEO, accelerating our ability to develop, commercialize and acquire world-class cancer therapies,” said Dr. Son Jeewoong, President of LG Chem Life Sciences. “We look forward to working closely with AVEO’s experienced and talented team as we welcome them to the LG Chem family.”

“This transaction delivered significant value to our shareholders and AVEO is now positioned to benefit from the support and resources of LG Chem as we advance our mission of improving the lives of patients with cancer,” said Michael Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVEO. “We look forward to our next chapter of growth as we realize the tremendous potential of our promising pipeline and leverage our combined capabilities to deliver continued progress across our clinical and pre-clinical stage anti-cancer therapies.”

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