Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (date of earliest event reported): March 5, 2015 (March 5, 2015)



Mallinckrodt public limited company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ireland   001-35803   98-1088325

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

Damastown, Mulhuddart

Dublin 15, Ireland

(Address of principal executive offices)

+353 1 880-8180

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Purchase Agreement

On March 5, 2015, Mallinckrodt plc (the “Company” or “Mallinckrodt”) entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Compound Holdings I, LLC (“Seller”), Compound Holdings II, Inc. (“Ikaria”), the sole stockholder of Ikaria, Inc., and Mallinckrodt Enterprises LLC (“Purchaser”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Purchaser will acquire Ikaria from Seller (the “Stock Purchase”) for cash consideration of approximately $2.3 billion, which amount will be increased by cash held by Ikaria at closing, decreased by indebtedness of Ikaria at closing, decreased by certain transaction expenses of Ikaria, and increased or decreased by the amount by which Ikaria’s net working capital at closing exceeds or falls short of an agreed working capital target. The purchase price is also subject to a potential pre-closing adjustment based on historical 2014 EBITDA, as described in the Purchase Agreement.

Following the Stock Purchase, Ikaria will be an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Mallinckrodt.

The Stock Purchase is subject to satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals, accuracy of representations and warranties of the parties (subject to customary materiality and material adverse effect qualifiers), compliance with covenants in all material respects and no material adverse effect having occurred at Ikaria.

Subject to satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions, Mallinckrodt expects the transaction to be completed in the second calendar quarter of 2015, but, unless the parties otherwise agree, the closing of the Stock Purchase may not occur prior to April 15, 2015.

The Purchase Agreement contains customary termination rights for both Purchaser and Seller, including, among others, for failure to consummate the Stock Purchase on or before July 6, 2015.


The payment of the purchase price and the refinancing of Ikaria’s existing indebtedness are expected to be financed with a combination of new debt and cash on the Company’s and its subsidiaries’ balance sheets. A subsidiary of Mallinckrodt has entered into a commitment letter, dated March 5, 2015, with Goldman Sachs Bank USA, which provides a commitment, subject to satisfaction of customary conditions, for a $1.4 billion unsecured bridge loan facility.

The foregoing summary of the Purchase Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Purchase Agreement filed herewith as Exhibit 2.1, which is incorporated herein by reference.


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The Purchase Agreement has been included to provide investors with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about Mallinckrodt, Purchaser, Seller or Ikaria or any of their affiliates, their respective businesses, or the actual conduct of their respective businesses during the period prior to the consummation of the Stock Purchase. The Purchase Agreement contains representations and warranties that are the product of negotiations among the parties thereto and that the parties made to, and solely for the benefit of, each other as of specified dates. The assertions embodied in those representations and warranties are subject to qualifications and limitations agreed to by the respective parties and are also qualified in important part by a confidential disclosure schedule delivered by Seller in connection with the Purchase Agreement. The representations and warranties may have been made for the purpose of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the Purchase Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts, and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 5, 2015, Mallinckrodt issued a press release announcing the execution of the Purchase Agreement described above. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Also on March 5, 2015, Mallinckrodt gave an investor presentation regarding the execution of the Purchase Agreement described above. A copy of the presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made herein that are not strictly historical, including statements regarding the proposed Stock Purchase, the expected timetable for the completion of the transaction, future financial condition and operating results, economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Mallinckrodt’s and Ikaria’s businesses and any other statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, may be “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. These factors include risks and uncertainties related to, among other things: general economic conditions and conditions affecting the industries in which we and Ikaria operate; the commercial success of Mallinckrodt’s products and of INOMAX®; the parties’ ability to satisfy the Purchase Agreement conditions (including required regulatory approvals) and complete the Stock Purchase on the anticipated timeline or at all; Mallinckrodt’s ability to realize anticipated growth, synergies and costs savings from its recently completed acquisitions and the Stock Purchase; changes in laws and regulations; Mallinckrodt’s ability to identify, acquire or close future acquisitions; Mallinckrodt’s ability to successfully integrate acquisitions of operations, technology, products and businesses generally and to realize anticipated growth, synergies and cost savings (including with respect to the Stock Purchase); the parties’ ability to successfully develop or commercialize new products; the parties’ ability to protect intellectual property rights; Mallinckrodt’s ability to receive procurement and production quotas granted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; customer concentration; Mallinckrodt’s reliance on certain individual products that are material to its financial performance; cost containment efforts of customers,


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purchasing groups, third-party payers and governmental organizations; the reimbursement practices of a small number of public or private insurers; limited clinical trial data for H.P. Acthar® Gel; complex reporting and payment obligations under healthcare rebate programs; Mallinckrodt’s ability to achieve anticipated benefits of price increases; Mallinckrodt’s ability to achieve expected benefits from restructuring activities; complex manufacturing processes; competition; product liability losses and other litigation liability; ongoing governmental investigations; material health, safety and environmental liabilities; retention of key personnel; conducting business internationally; and the effectiveness of information technology infrastructure. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of Mallinckrodt’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 26, 2014. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date hereof and Mallinckrodt does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise, except as required by law.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Not applicable.

(d) Exhibits.





  2.1*    Stock Purchase Agreement, dated March 5, 2015, by and among Compound Holdings I, LLC, Compound Holdings II, Inc., Mallinckrodt Enterprises LLC and Mallinckrodt plc.
99.1    Press Release, dated March 5, 2015.
99.2    Presentation Materials, dated March 5, 2015.


* Schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedules will be furnished supplementally to the SEC upon request.


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Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 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: March 5, 2015



/s/ Peter G. Edwards

Name: Peter G. Edwards
Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel


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  2.1*    Stock Purchase Agreement, dated March 5, 2015, by and among Compound Holdings I, LLC, Compound Holdings II, Inc., Mallinckrodt Enterprises LLC and Mallinckrodt plc.
99.1    Press Release, dated March 5, 2015.
99.2    Presentation Materials, dated March 5, 2015.


* Schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedules will be furnished supplementally to the SEC upon request.


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