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Subsequent Event

Subsequent Event
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Event Subsequent Events
Pfenex Acquisition

On October 1, 2020, we completed the acquisition of Pfenex for $437.5 million in cash, plus one non-transferable CVR per share representing the right to receive an aggregate contingent payment of $78 million in cash if a certain specified milestone is achieved. The acquisition was funded using cash on hand. We are currently evaluating the accounting impact of this transaction and anticipate using ASC 805, Business Combinations, but the initial purchase price allocation is not yet complete.

Divestiture of Vernalis Research Operations
On October 11, 2020, we and our wholly-owned subsidary Vernalis Limited, a company incorporated in England (“Seller”), entered into an Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of the Entire Issued Share Capital of Vernalis (R&D) Limited (the “Purchase and Sale Agreement”) with HitGen UK Ltd, a company incorporated in England (“Buyer”), and HitGen Inc., a company incorporated in China (“HitGen”), pursuant to which Ligand and Seller agreed to sell the entire issued share capital of Vernalis (R&D) Limited, a company incorporated in England and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seller (“Vernalis”), which constitutes the sale of the Vernalis business operations including the Vernalis Design Platform. Under the terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, at the closing of the transaction, Buyer will pay $25.0 million in cash, subject to a working capital adjustment. In addition, Buyer will pay to Ligand any net receipts pursuant to completed collaboration licenses and a share of any net receipts pursuant to ongoing research collaboration agreements. The closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2020.