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Theravance sets up deal to sell rights to asthma drug to Royalty Pharma


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Shares of Theravance Biopharma Inc.

were up 13.8% in premarket trading on Thursday, the day after the company announced plans to sell the royalty rights to GlaxoSmithKline’s

Trelegy Ellipta to Royalty Pharma

for $1.1 billion in cash and up to $450 million in potential milestone payments. Trelegy Ellipta is a treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Theravance also outlined plans to reduce debt, including repaying the company’s non-recourse Trelegy notes for about $420 million once the Royalty deal closes and initiating a tender offer to retire roughly $230 million of its convertible senior notes. Theravance expects to have $430 million in cash on its balance sheet after taking these steps. Theravance’s stock is down 21.9% this year, while the broader S&P 500

has declined 20.2%.

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