Prestige to buy Insight Pharma for about $750M

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Associated Press

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 9:01 AM

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Medicine distributer Prestige Brands will spend about $750 million to buy EPT home pregnancy test maker Insight Pharmaceuticals.

The Tarrytown, N.Y., company says the deal for the privately held company will expand its over-the-counter product portfolio to also include products like the yeast infection treatment Monistat and other feminine care brands.

Prestige also is acquiring tax attributes of about $100 million, which would lower the purchase price to $650 million.

Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. will use cash, its revolving credit agreement and an add-on it to its existing term loan to pay for the deal.

Prestige sells household cleaning products and other over-the-counter treatments like the sore throat remedy Chloraseptic and PediaCare.

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