Flatiron Health to Be Acquired by Roche for $1.9 Billion

On February 15, 2018, Roche, a global pharmaceuticals and diagnostics company, and Flatiron Health, a privately held healthcare technology and services company, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Roche will acquire all shares of Flatiron Health, following on from an existing equity stake of 12.6 percent. Under the terms of the agreement, Roche will make a payment of $1.9 billion to Flatiron Health on a fully diluted basis, subject to certain adjustments. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is advising Flatiron in the transaction.

Flatiron Health is a market leader in oncology-specific electronic health record (EHR) software, as well as the curation and development of real-world evidence for cancer research. With its large network of community oncology practices and academic medical centers across the U.S., Flatiron Health has created a technology platform designed to learn from the experience of every patient.

The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

The WSGR team advising Flatiron in the transaction includes:

Corporate/M&A:
Mike Ringler
Mike Labriola
Megan Baier
John Olson
Mark Bass
Catherine Riley-Tzipori
Jini Chatterjee
Katie Dahlinghaus
Meghan Thomsen

Employee Benefits & Compensation:
Sriram Krishnamurthy
Matthew Norgard

Antitrust:
Scott Sher
Rosin Comerford

Employment Law:
Matt Gorman

Technology Transactions:
Jamie Clessuras
TJ Graham
Rachel Landy
Barath Chari

Privacy and Data Protection:
Matthew Staples
Patrick Kane

Regulatory:
David Hoffmeister

Tax:
Eileen Marshall
Devin Heckman

Click here to the read the companies' joint press release.