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Acquisition of BioProtection Systems Corporation
Date: Dec 31, 2012
Source: SEC ( click here to go to the source)

Featured firm in this article: Bioprotection Systems Corporation of Ames, IA

On January 7, 2011, NewLink acquired all of the minority interest in BPS, by merging a newly-formed subsidiary of NewLink's with BPS, with BPS as the surviving corporation. In connection with this transaction, NewLink issued an aggregate of 276,304 shares of NewLink's Series E preferred stock with a value of $8.6 million to the former holders of BPS Series B common stock, Series A preferred stock and Series B preferred stock (other than NewLink). As a result of this transaction, BPS became a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewLink. All options to purchase shares of BPS common stock became options to purchase NewLink's common stock. The net assets of BPS had a book value of $2.9 million. The remaining amount paid of $5.7 million was recorded as a reduction of additional paid-in capital. No gain or loss was recorded as a result of this transaction.