RALEIGH, NC—Wyrick Robbins served as lead counsel to its long-time client, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD), in connection with the company’s entry into a merger agreement pursuant to which PPD will be acquired by affiliates of The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman.
The merger is an all-cash transaction valued at $3.9 billion, and is expected to close in by the end of 2011, after which PPD will be a private company.
The primary Wyrick Robbins attorneys involved were Donald R. Reynolds (Partner), James L.S. Cobb(Partner), Amy E. Davis (Associate), and Rishi J. Kotiya (Associate). All are members of the firm’s Capital Markets/M&A Practice Group in Raleigh, North Carolina.
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. PPD’s clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 44 countries and more than 11,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments. For more information, visitwww.ppdi.com.
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