News | Radiation Therapy | March 01, 2016

McKesson to Acquire Vantage Oncology and Biologics

$1.2 billion deal expands McKesson’s oncology-focused pharmaceutical offerings

March 1, 2016 — McKesson Corp. announced that it has signed definitive agreements to purchase Vantage Oncology LLC, a leading national provider of radiation oncology, medical oncology and integrated cancer care, and Biologics Inc., an oncology pharmacy services company.

The combined transactions, valued at $1.2 billion, will be funded by a mix of cash and incremental debt and are expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, subject to customary closing conditions, including necessary regulatory clearances. Following the close of the transactions, both Vantage and Biologics will become part of McKesson’s Specialty Health business.

McKesson expects the combined impact of these transactions to be approximately 11 cents accretive to adjusted earnings per diluted share in Fiscal 2017.

Collectively, these acquisitions will increase McKesson’s specialty pharmaceutical distribution scale, oncology-focused pharmacy offerings, solutions for manufacturers and payers, and scope of community-based oncology and practice management services available to providers and patients.

Vantage will broaden the company’s scale in radiation oncology management services, adding more than 50 cancer centers across 13 states. Vantage operates a practice management model through joint ventures and shares profits with their partner physicians and hospitals. Vantage’s model of comprehensive oncology management services, including its focus on radiation oncology and urology, will complement and strengthen the existing offerings of McKesson and The US Oncology Network, keeping the business health of community-based oncology practices strong, while allowing patients to access the care they need in the most efficient and cost effective way.

Biologics will extend McKesson’s oncology expertise across the continuum of care for patients, allowing the company to engage its manufacturer partners in new ways and to enhance its value proposition to providers, patients and payers. The high-touch specialty pharmacy model provides controlled dispensing channels, including rapid and traceable pharmaceutical delivery solutions, increased analytics and services for oncology patients, providing seamless care management.

For more information: www.mckesson.com

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