TVTX Travere Therapeutics

Filed: 18 Nov 20, 5:18pm





Washington, D.C. 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 12, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-36257 27-4842691

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(I.R.S. Employer

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3611 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92130

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(888) 969-7879

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Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share RTRX The Nasdaq Global Market

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ITEM 2.01

Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

On November 12, 2020, Travere Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) completed the transactions contemplated by its previously announced Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) dated October 21, 2020, with Orphan Technologies Limited (“Orphan”) and Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited (“Trustee”) acting solely in its capacity as the sole trustee of The Fuhrer Family Trust (the “Trust” and Trustee, acting in such capacity, “Seller”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to acquire Orphan by purchasing all of the outstanding shares of Orphan (the “Shares”) from Seller.

In exchange for the Shares, the Company paid Seller an upfront cash payment at closing of $90 million. Under the Agreement, the Company has also agreed to pay Seller contingent cash payments up to an aggregate of $427 million based on the achievement of certain development, regulatory and commercialization events as set forth in the Agreement, as well as additional tiered mid-single digit royalty payments based upon future net sales of any OT-58 products in the US and Europe, subject to certain reductions as set forth in the Agreement, and a contingent payment in the event a pediatric rare disease voucher for any OT-58 product is granted. The closing payment of $90 million may be adjusted after the closing, pursuant to procedures set forth in the Agreement, in connection with the finalization of the closing cash, severance payments, transaction expenses, debt and working capital amounts.

The Agreement contained customary representations, warranties and covenants and indemnification provisions. The Company has certain diligence obligations with respect to further development or commercialization of OT-58.

In connection with the closing of the acquisition, the Company entered into a transition services agreement with an affiliate of the Seller for certain transitional services related to the operations of Orphan after closing.

The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.


ITEM 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.






2.1*+ Stock Purchase Agreement, dated October 21, 2020, by and among the Company, Orphan Technologies Limited and Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited acting solely in its capacity as the sole trustee of The Fuhrer Family Trust.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).



Schedules and exhibits to the Agreement have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule and/or exhibit will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.


Certain portions of this exhibit are omitted because they are not material and would likely cause competitive harm to the Company if publicly disclosed.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Dated: November 18, 2020 



/s/ Elizabeth E. Reed




 Name: Elizabeth E. Reed
  Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary