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Congratulations to VersaPharm

Congratulations to VersaPharm and its extraordinary management team, Kevin Connelly, Joe Leary and Steve McCune.  Proud to be present at inception. Congratulations on an extraordinary seven years of growth.

Akorn to Acquire VersaPharm for $440 Million

Increases presence in the highly attractive niche dermatology market — Adds $90 – 100 million in annual revenues — Immediately accretive to earnings – LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 9, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Akorn, Inc. AKRX -0.53% today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VPI Holdings Corp., the parent company … Read more

Film royalty fund seeks to offer 6% yield

A closed-ended fund that will invest in film distribution rights is hoping to raise £195 million at an initial public offering later this year. The Paradigm Entertainment Royalty fund will have an initial portfolio comprised of films with aggregate worldwide box office receipts in excess of £7 billion and with 10 Academy Awards between them, … Read more

Village Roadshow Inks Co-Finance Deal with Sony Pictures

Shingle will maintain its longtime co-finance and first-look deal with Warner Bros. Warner Bros.’ longtime financial partner Village Roadshow Pictures has cut a similar co-financing deal with the Burbank studio’s crosstown rival, Sony Pictures Entertainment, say people familiar with the arrangement. The Sony agreement, which is currently being finalized, will initially cover four upcoming movies: … Read more

The Lego Movie builds the case for Australian know-how

The Lego Movie was released to a legion of fans in the US last Friday and massive box office success. So what do a Hollywood movie and a Danish toy company have to do with Australia? Well, quite a lot as it happens… Sitting high in the credits for the film are Sydney-based visual-effects company … Read more

Horizons National 2013-15 Challenge Grant

Dear Horizons National Board, We are thrilled to announce that several members of the Horizons National Board of Directors have joined together to offer a $1 Million challenge grant to be matched between March 2013 and March 2015. Inspired by our organization’s potential to reach many more students through unprecedented growth opportunities, Mary and John … Read more

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia’s Debut Films Break Box Office Records in China

VRPA titles deliver unprecedented #1 and #2 box office spots Captures 85% market share in China Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) released “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” and “Say Yes!” to a powerful China opening during last week’s Chinese New Year holiday, marking an impressive debut of VRPA in the world’s fastest-growing film … Read more

Village Roadshow closes $1.1 billion credit facility

Warner Bros. distribution pact extended through 2017 Village Roadshow’s hefty refinancing banks on the performance of upcoming pics such as “Gangster Squad.” Village Roadshow has closed the $1.125 billion debt facility that Variety first reported last month, the largest deal of its kind in years and a financial revitalization of one of Warner Bros.’ two … Read more

LLR, Tailwind Exit SDI

Sale to TPG Capital’s IMS Health comes as the Supreme Court considers constitutionality of state laws banning commercial use of prescription data. TPG Capital-backed IMS Health agreed to acquire rival healthcare analytics provider SDI Health LLC through an undisclosed deal. The sale represents an exit for private equity firms Tailwind Capital and LLR Partners. LLR … Read more