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Washington, D. C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 19, 2018





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Form 8-K 

Current Report


Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On November 19, 2018, Cambrex Corporation (the Company) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) with Avista Pharma Solutions, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Avista), Aviator Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Merger Sub”), Ampersand 2006 Limited Partnership (“Ampersand 2006”) and Ampersand 2011 Limited Partnership, pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Avista, with Avista surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cambrex.

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the Company has agreed to pay to the stockholders of Avista an aggregate purchase price of U.S. $252 million, subject to certain adjustments as set forth in the Merger Agreement, payable in cash at the closing of the transaction.  The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities for a transaction of this nature, and the closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.  

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Merger Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2018. 


Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 20, 2018, the Company will be holding a conference call to discuss the Merger. A copy of the Companys presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. 

The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information.

Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


99.1 Presentation dated November 20, 2018.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 20, 2018






/s/ Samantha Hanley







Samantha Hanley







Vice President & General Counsel