Weil advised Sanofi in its acquisition of the outstanding shares of Synthorx for $2.5 billion. Synthorx is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on prolonging and improving the lives of people with cancer and autoimmune disorders. The transaction closed on January 23, 2020.
The Weil team that advised Sanofi was led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Michael J. Aiello and included Mergers & Acquisitions partner Amanda Fenster and Mergers & Acquisitions associate Karl de la Roche. The team also included Head of Technology & IP Transactions Michael Epstein; International Tax Head Devon Bodoh; Executive Compensation & Benefits Head Paul Wessel; Antitrust/Competition partner John Scribner; Co-Head of Patent Litigation and Life Sciences Elizabeth Weiswasser; Privacy & Cybersecurity Co-Head Randi Singer; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Kane Wishart, Rami Sherman and Caleb Small; and Patent Litigation associates Natalie Kennedy, and Andrew Gesior.