Preliminary Merger Proxy
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)
(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if Other Than the Registrant)
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¨   No fee required.
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  (1)  

Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:

 

 

   

 

  (2)  

Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:

 

 

   

 

  (3)  

Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (Set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):

 

 

   

 

  (4)  

Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:

 

 

$2,032,857,176.54

   

 

  (5)   Total fee paid:
    232,965.44
   

 

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$232,965.44

   

 

  (7)  

Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:

 

 

Form S-4, 333-177528

   

 

  (8)  

Filing Party:

 

 

Azur Pharma Public Limited Company

   

 

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Date Filed:

 

 

October 26, 2011

   

 

 

 

 


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The information in this proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. These securities may not be sold until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This proxy statement/prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

PRELIMINARY COPY

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED OCTOBER 26, 2011

PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS

LOGO

To the stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

You are cordially invited to attend a special meeting of the stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to be held on [], 2011 at [] local time, at the principal executive offices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, located at 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304. Only stockholders who held shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock at the close of business on [], 2011 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting and at any adjournments and postponements thereof.

As previously announced, on September 19, 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, which is referred to as the merger agreement, with Azur Pharma Limited (subsequently re-registered as Azur Pharma Public Limited Company), which is referred to as Azur Pharma, Jaguar Merger Sub Inc., which is referred to as merger sub, and Seamus Mulligan as the indemnitors’ representative, under which merger sub will merge with and into Jazz Pharmaceuticals, with Jazz Pharmaceuticals surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma (referred to as the merger). Prior to the completion of the merger, Azur Pharma will carry out a reorganization that changes the capital structure of Azur Pharma for the purposes of the merger and Azur Pharma will be renamed Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Azur Pharma, following the completion of the reorganization, is referred to as New Jazz). A complete copy of the merger agreement is attached as Annex A to this proxy statement/prospectus.

At the effective time of the merger, among other things, (i) each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock then issued and outstanding will be canceled and automatically converted into and become the right to receive one New Jazz ordinary share and (ii) each outstanding warrant to acquire Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will be converted into a warrant to acquire, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such warrant before the effective time of the merger, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock subject to such warrant immediately prior to the effective time of the merger, at an exercise price per New Jazz ordinary share equal to the exercise price per share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock otherwise purchasable pursuant to such warrant. Immediately following the merger, the former securityholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will own slightly under 80% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, with the historic Azur Pharma shareholders owning slightly over 20%, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that generally, a U.S. stockholder of Jazz Pharmaceuticals should recognize (and be taxable on) gain, if any, but not loss, on the receipt of New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in the merger. The New Jazz ordinary shares are expected to be listed on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “JAZZ” following the merger. There are no plans to publicly list the warrants to purchase New Jazz ordinary shares into which outstanding warrants to purchase Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will be converted in the merger.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is soliciting proxies for use at a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote upon (i) a proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger, which is referred to as Proposal 1; (ii) a proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement, which is referred to as Proposal 2; (iii) a proposal to approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan, which is referred to as Proposal 3; (iv) a proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which is referred to as Proposal 4; (v) a proposal to approve the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz, which are required under Irish law in order for New Jazz to make distributions and pay dividends and to repurchase or redeem shares in the future, which is referred to as Proposal 5; and (vi) a proposal for an adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger, which is referred to as Proposal 6. More information about Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and the proposed reorganization and merger is contained in this proxy statement/prospectus. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors urges all Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders to read this proxy statement/prospectus and the documents included with this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes, or incorporated by reference in this proxy statement/prospectus carefully and in their entirety. In particular, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors urges you to read carefully “Risk Factors” beginning on page 19 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

After careful consideration, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has approved and declared advisable the merger agreement and the merger, and has determined that the merger agreement and the merger are fair to and in the best interests of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its stockholders. The board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals recommends that you vote “FOR” the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and “FOR” the other proposals described in this proxy statement/prospectus. Stockholder approval of the adoption of the merger agreement is necessary to complete the merger.

Your vote is very important. Whether or not you expect to attend the special meeting, please vote as soon as possible by following the instructions in this proxy statement/prospectus to make sure that your shares are represented at the special meeting. In this regard, your failure to vote your shares at the special meeting (or to instruct your broker on how to vote your shares at the special meeting) will have the same effect as a vote against the proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger.

We strongly support the merger and enthusiastically recommend that you vote in favor of the proposals presented to you for approval at the special meeting. Thank you for your continued support of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Very truly yours,

Bruce C. Cozadd

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This proxy statement/prospectus refers to important business and financial information about Jazz Pharmaceuticals that is not included in or delivered with this proxy statement/prospectus. Such information is available without charge to Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders upon written or oral request at the following address: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Attn: Investor Relations, 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304, or by telephone at (650) 496-3777. To obtain timely delivery, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders must request the information no later than five business days before the date of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting, or no later than [], 2011.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this proxy statement/prospectus is accurate or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

For the avoidance of doubt, this proxy statement/prospectus is not intended to be and is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2005 of Ireland (the “2005 Act”), the Prospectus (Directive 2003/71/EC) Regulations 2005 of Ireland or the Prospectus Rules issued under the 2005 Act, and the Central Bank of Ireland has not approved this document.

This proxy statement/prospectus is dated [], 2011, and is first being mailed to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders on or about [], 2011.


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LOGO

JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

3180 Porter Drive

Palo Alto, California 94304

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

TO BE HELD [], 2011

To the Stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

A special meeting of stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation, will be held on [],[], 2011, at [] local time at the offices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals located at 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304 for the following purposes:

 

  1. To consider and vote upon a proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated as of September 19, 2011, by and among Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma, Jaguar Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma, and Seamus Mulligan, solely in his capacity as the representative for the Azur Pharma securityholders, and to approve the merger contemplated thereby.

 

  2. To consider and vote upon a proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement, as described in this proxy statement/prospectus.

 

  3. To consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan.

 

  4. To consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

 

  5. To consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz, which are required under Irish law in order to allow New Jazz to make distributions and to pay dividends and repurchase or redeem shares following completion of the merger.

 

  6. To consider and vote upon an adjournment of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting, if necessary, if a quorum is present, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger.

 

  7. To transact such other business as may properly come before the special meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

The above matters are more fully described in this proxy statement/prospectus, which also includes, as Annex A, the complete text of the merger agreement. The record date for the special meeting is [], 2011. Only stockholders of record at the close of business on that date may vote at the special meeting or any adjournment thereof. We urge you to read carefully this proxy statement/prospectus in its entirety, including the Annexes, and the documents incorporated by reference in this proxy statement/prospectus. In particular, we urge you to read carefully “Risk Factors” beginning on page 19 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting is required for approval of Proposal 1. Approval of Proposals 3, 4, 5 and 6 requires an affirmative vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote. Approval of Proposal 2 requires an affirmative vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote, although such vote will not be binding on Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Your proxy is being solicited by the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. After careful consideration, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has approved and declared advisable the merger agreement and the merger, and has determined that the merger agreement and the merger are fair to and in the best interests of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its stockholders. The board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals recommends that you vote “FOR” the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and “FOR” each of the other proposals set forth above.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

Carol A. Gamble

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

and Corporate Secretary

Palo Alto, California

[], 2011

 

You are cordially invited to attend the special meeting in person. Whether or not you expect to attend the special meeting, please vote as soon as possible. You may vote your shares over the telephone or the internet. You may also submit your proxy card or voting instruction card by completing, signing, dating and mailing your proxy card or voting instruction card in the envelope provided. Even if you have voted by proxy, you may still vote in person if you attend the special meeting. Please note, however, that if your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or other nominee and you wish to vote at the special meeting, you must obtain a proxy issued in your name from that record holder.


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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS

     1   

SUMMARY

     11   

The Companies

     11   

The Reorganization and the Merger

     12   

Post-Merger Management of New Jazz

     12   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Reasons for the Merger

     12   

Recommendations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Board of Directors

     13   

Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Advisor

     13   

The Special Meeting of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Stockholders

     14   

Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger

     15   

Certain U.S. Federal Tax Consequences of the Merger to U.S. Stockholders

     17   

No Appraisal Rights

     17   

Regulatory Approvals Required

     17   

Listing of New Jazz Ordinary Shares on NASDAQ

     17   

Conditions to Completion of the Merger

     18   

Termination of the Merger Agreement

     18   

Accounting Treatment of the Merger

     18   

Restrictions on Resales

     18   

Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Common Stock and New Jazz Ordinary Shares

     18   

RISK FACTORS

     19   

Risks Related to the Proposed Transactions

     19   

Risks Related to the Business of New Jazz

     22   

Risks Related to Our Intellectual Property

     33   

Risks Related to Our Industry

     36   

Risks Related to the Financial Condition of New Jazz

     43   

Risks Related to the New Jazz Ordinary Shares

     44   

Risks Related to the Tax Consequences of the Merger

     48   

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     49   

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS AND VOTING

     50   

THE REORGANIZATION AND THE MERGER

     56   

The Reorganization of Azur Pharma

     56   

The Merger

     56   

Background of the Transaction

     57   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Board of Directors

     64   

 

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Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Adviser and Certain Unaudited Financial Projections

     67   

Azur Pharma’s Reasons for the Merger

     79   

Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger

     81   

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management

     90   

Principal Shareholders Following the Merger

     95   

Regulatory Approvals Required

     100   

Accounting Treatment of the Merger

     101   

Restrictions on Resales

     101   

CERTAIN TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE MERGER

     102   

U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations

     102   

Tax Consequences of the Merger to Jazz Pharmaceuticals and New Jazz

     103   

Tax Consequences of the Merger to U.S. Holders

     105   

Tax Consequences to U.S. Holders of Holding Ordinary Shares in New Jazz

     106   

Irish Tax Considerations

     108   

NO APPRAISAL RIGHTS

     115   

LISTING OF NEW JAZZ ORDINARY SHARES ON NASDAQ

     115   

VOTE REQUIRED TO ADOPT THE MERGER AGREEMENT; BOARD RECOMMENDATION

     115   

THE COMPANIES

     115   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

     115   

Azur Pharma Public Limited Company

     116   

Jaguar Merger Sub Inc.

     116   

AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER AND REORGANIZATION

     117   

The Reorganization of Azur Pharma

     117   

The Merger; Closing of the Merger

     117   

Merger Consideration to Jazz Pharmaceuticals Stockholders

     118   

Treatment of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Stock Options and Other Equity-Based Awards

     118   

Treatment of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Warrants

     118   

Governing Documents Following the Merger

     118   

Exchange of Stock Certificates Following the Merger

     118   

Representations and Warranties

     119   

Material Adverse Effect

     121   

Covenants

     122   

Employee Benefits

     127   

Treatment of Azur Pharma Option Plan and Azur Pharma Stock Options

     128   

Officers and Directors upon Completion of the Merger

     128   

Conditions to the Completion of the Merger

     129   

Survival of Representations and Warranties; Indemnification

     132   

 

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Termination of the Merger Agreement

     133   

Obligations in Event of Termination

     133   

Expenses

     133   

Amendment and Waiver

     134   

OTHER RELATED AGREEMENTS

     135   

The Voting Agreements

     135   

The Escrow Agreement

     136   

Deed of Covenant

     136   

Power of Attorney and Contribution Agreement

     137   

Registration Rights Agreement

     138   

STOCKHOLDER ADVISORY VOTE ON CERTAIN COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS

     139   

Background; Stockholder Resolution

     139   

Required Vote; Board Recommendation

     139   

APPROVAL OF THE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2011 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

     140   

Reasons to Approve the 2011 Equity Plan

     140   

Description of the 2011 Equity Plan

     140   

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences

     147   

New Plan Benefits

     150   

Equity Compensation Plan Information

     151   

Required Vote; Board Recommendation

     152   

APPROVAL OF THE AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT OF THE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2007 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN

     153   

Reasons to Approve the Amended ESPP

     153   

Description of the Amended ESPP

     153   

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences

     157   

New Plan Benefits

     157   

Plan Benefits

     158   

Required Vote; Board Recommendation

     158   

CREATION OR INCREASE OF DISTRIBUTABLE RESERVES OF NEW JAZZ

     159   

Background

     159   

Required Vote; Board Recommendation

     160   

POSSIBLE ADJOURNMENT OF THE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS SPECIAL MEETING

     160   

SELECTED HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA OF JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS

     160   

SELECTED HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA OF AZUR PHARMA

     161   

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS OF AZUR PHARMA

     163   

Overview

     163   

Results of Operations

     165   

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

     171   

Contractual Obligations

     173   

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Estimates

     173   

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

     179   

Provisions

     179   

New Accounting Standards

     180   

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     180   

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA COMBINED FINANCIAL DATA

     182   

COMPARATIVE HISTORICAL AND UNAUDITED PRO FORMA PER SHARE DATA

     192   

THE BUSINESS OF JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS

     194   

THE BUSINESS OF AZUR PHARMA

     195   

Overview

     195   

History and Development of Azur Pharma

     195   

Lead Marketed Products

     196   

Development Pipeline

     198   

Sales and Marketing

     199   

Competition

     199   

Customers and Financial Information about Geographic Areas

     200   

Manufacturing

     200   

Government Regulation

     201   

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement

     205   

Patents and Proprietary Rights

     206   

Employees

     208   

Properties

     208   

Legal Proceedings

     208   

MANAGEMENT AND OTHER INFORMATION OF NEW JAZZ

     210   

Directors of New Jazz

     210   

Director Independence

     213   

Board Committees

     213   

Senior Management of New Jazz

     214   

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

     216   

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

     216   

Summary of Compensation

     231   

Grants of Plan-Based Awards

     232   

Description of Compensation Arrangements

     233   

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

     237   

Option Exercises and Stock Vested

     238   

Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control

     238   

 

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DIRECTOR COMPENSATION

     244   

Cash Compensation Arrangements

     244   

Directors Deferred Compensation Plan

     245   

2007 Non-Employee Directors Stock Option Plan

     245   

Director Compensation Table

     247   

New Jazz Non-Employee Director Compensation Arrangements

     248   

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PERSON TRANSACTIONS

     249   

Policy and Procedures for Review of Related Party Transactions of New Jazz

     249   

Certain Transactions With or Involving Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Related Persons

     249   

Certain Transactions With or Involving Azur Pharma Related Persons

     249   

DESCRIPTION OF NEW JAZZ WARRANTS

     250   

DESCRIPTION OF NEW JAZZ ORDINARY SHARES

     253   

Capital Structure

     253   

Preemption Rights, Share Warrants and Share Options

     254   

Dividends

     255   

Share Repurchases, Redemptions and Conversions

     255   

Lien on Shares, Calls on Shares and Forfeiture of Shares

     257   

Consolidation and Division; Subdivision

     257   

Reduction of Share Capital

     257   

Annual Meetings of Shareholders

     257   

Extraordinary General Meetings of Shareholders

     257   

Quorum for General Meetings

     258   

Voting

     258   

Variation of Rights Attaching to a Class or Series of Shares

     259   

Inspection of Books and Records

     259   

Acquisitions

     259   

Appraisal Rights

     260   

Disclosure of Interests in Shares

     260   

Anti-Takeover Provisions

     261   

Corporate Governance

     263   

Legal Name; Formation; Fiscal Year; Registered Office

     264   

Duration; Dissolution; Rights upon Liquidation

     265   

Uncertificated Shares

     265   

Stock Exchange Listing

     265   

No Sinking Fund

     265   

No Liability for Further Calls or Assessments

     265   

Transfer and Registration of Shares

     265   

 

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COMPARISON OF THE RIGHTS OF HOLDERS OF JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS COMMON STOCK AND NEW JAZZ ORDINARY SHARES

     267   

LEGAL MATTERS

     294   

EXPERTS

     294   

ENFORCEABILITY OF CIVIL LIABILITIES

     294   

HOUSEHOLDING OF PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS

     295   

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

     295   

EXCHANGE RATES

     296   

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF AZUR PHARMA
PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

     F-1   

ANNEXES

     A-1   

 

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS

The following are answers to some of the questions you may have as a stockholder of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. These questions and answers only highlight some of the information contained in this proxy statement/prospectus. They may not contain all the information that is important to you. You should read carefully this entire proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus, to understand fully the proposed transactions and the voting procedures for the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting of stockholders. All references in this proxy statement/prospectus to “Jazz Pharmaceuticals” refer to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation; all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to “Azur Pharma” refer to Azur Pharma Public Limited Company, a public limited company formed under the laws of Ireland that was re-registered as a public limited company from a private limited liability company formerly known as Azur Pharma Limited; all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to “New Jazz” refer to Azur Pharma following the completion of the reorganization described in this proxy statement/prospectus; all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to “New Jazz ordinary shares” refer to the ordinary shares of Azur Pharma following the completion of the reorganization described in this proxy statement/prospectus; all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to “merger sub” refer to Jaguar Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma; all references to the “merger agreement” refer to the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated as of September 19, 2011, by and among Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma, merger sub and Seamus Mulligan, solely in his capacity as the representative for the Azur Pharma securityholders, a copy of which is included as Annex A to this proxy statement/prospectus; all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to the “closing” refer to the closing of the merger, and the date on which the closing occurs is referred to as the “closing date”; and all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to the “effective time” refer to effective time of the consummation of the merger, which will occur when the certificate of merger is filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (or at such later time as may be agreed by the parties and specified in the certificate of merger) immediately following the closing. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to “dollars” or “$” in this proxy statement/prospectus are references to U.S. dollars, and all references to “Euros” or “€” in this proxy statement/prospectus are references to the legal currency of those members of the European Union that have adopted the Euro as their national currency.

 

Q: Why am I receiving this proxy statement/prospectus?

 

A: This proxy statement/prospectus is being provided to Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders as part of a solicitation of proxies by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors for use at the special meeting of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “special meeting,” and at any adjournments or postponements of such meeting. In addition, this proxy statement/prospectus constitutes a prospectus for New Jazz in connection with the issuance by New Jazz of ordinary shares and the assumption and conversion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals warrants in connection with the merger. This proxy statement/prospectus also provides Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders with information they need to be able to vote or instruct their vote to be cast at the special meeting.

 

Q: What are the proposals on which I am being asked to vote?

 

A: There are six matters scheduled for a vote at the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting:

 

   

Proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 1);

 

   

Proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement (Proposal 2);

 

   

Proposal to approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (Proposal 3);

 

   

Proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Proposal 4);

 

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Proposal to approve the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz (Proposal 5); and

 

   

Proposal to approve the adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 6).

 

Q: What are the reorganization and merger?

 

A: Prior to the effective time, Azur Pharma will carry out a reorganization of its capital structure, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “reorganization.” The reorganization consists of a series of corporate actions as a result of which: (i) Azur Pharma has become a public limited company and will be renamed Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, with an authorized share capital denominated in dollars (in addition to Euro-denominated share capital required for the re-registration of Azur Pharma as a public limited company under the Irish Companies Acts of 1963 to 2009, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the Companies Acts, which are held by a nominee and which have no voting or dividend rights and a limited right to a return of capital on a winding-up of Azur Pharma); and (ii) the number of Azur Pharma ordinary shares held by the Azur Pharma shareholders will be reduced such that, after giving effect to the issuance of the merger consideration to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, Azur Pharma’s shareholders would own slightly over 20% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement.

Following the completion of the reorganization and assuming the satisfaction (or waiver, to the extent permissible) of the closing conditions, merger sub will merge with and into Jazz Pharmaceuticals, with Jazz Pharmaceuticals as the surviving corporation becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma. At the effective time, among other things, (i) each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock then issued and outstanding will be canceled and automatically converted into and become the right to receive one ordinary share of New Jazz and (ii) each outstanding warrant to acquire Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock will be converted into a warrant to acquire, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such warrant before the effective time, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock otherwise purchasable pursuant to such warrant. Upon consummation of the merger, the securityholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals immediately prior to the effective time would own slightly under 80% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement.

 

Q: What are Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ reasons for the merger?

 

A: Jazz Pharmaceuticals believes that the merger is likely to result in significant strategic and financial benefits to New Jazz, which would accrue to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders as stockholders of New Jazz, including that New Jazz would have a diversified portfolio of 12 marketed central nervous system and women’s health products, with a combined field sales force of over 200 sales representatives. Jazz Pharmaceuticals also believes New Jazz will have a strong overall financial position, with expected revenues of over $475 million and cash generation of over $200 million in the first 12 months after closing of the transaction, no debt and an efficient corporate structure based in Ireland. See “The Reorganization and the Merger—Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Reasons for the Merger and Recommendations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Board of Directors.”

 

Q: Why am I being asked to approve, on an advisory basis, certain merger-related compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers?

 

A:

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has amended certain options held by non-employee directors and executive officers to fully accelerate the vesting of such options so that such individuals will have the opportunity to exercise such options before the closing and avoid application of certain excise taxes that would otherwise be applied to such options on the closing date. See “The Reorganization and the Merger—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger—Management—Jazz Pharmaceuticals—Merger-Related

 

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  Compensation.” Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Dodd-Frank Act,” and section 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Exchange Act,” Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders are entitled to vote to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals that is based on or otherwise relates to the merger as disclosed in this proxy statement/prospectus, which consists of the compensation resulting from the acceleration of such options. See “Stockholder Advisory Vote on Certain Compensatory Arrangements.”

Approval by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders of the compensation resulting from the acceleration of options held by Jazz Pharmaceuticals executive officers is not a condition to completion of the merger. In addition, because the vote is advisory in nature, it will not be binding on Jazz Pharmaceuticals. The merger-related compensation is a contractual obligation of Jazz Pharmaceuticals to each of the named executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Thus, regardless of the outcome of this advisory vote, such compensation will be payable, subject only to the conditions applicable thereto, if the merger is approved. For a more complete discussion of the compensation that Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ named executive officers may receive in connection with the merger, see “The Reorganization and the Merger—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger—Management—Jazz Pharmaceuticals—Merger-Related Compensation” and “Stockholder Advisory Vote on Certain Compensatory Arrangements.”

 

Q: Why am I being asked to approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan?

 

A: If the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “2011 Equity Plan,” is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders and the merger is consummated, the 2011 Equity Plan will become effective immediately prior to the effective time and will be assumed by New Jazz at the effective time, and will be used to grant awards to employees of New Jazz and subsidiaries of New Jazz after completion of the merger. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors believes that the approval of the 2011 Equity Plan is necessary to enable New Jazz to continue to grant stock options and other awards to its employees and the employees of the subsidiaries of New Jazz at levels reasonably necessary to attract, retain and motivate talent after completion of the merger. The 2011 Equity Plan will also allow New Jazz to utilize a broad array of equity incentives and performance cash incentives in order to secure and retain the services of employees of New Jazz and its subsidiaries, and to provide long term incentives that align the interests of employees with the interests of New Jazz shareholders. See “Approval of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan—Reasons to Approve the 2011 Equity Plan.”

 

Q: Why am I being asked to approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan?

 

A: If the Amended and Restated Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders and the merger is consummated, it will become effective immediately prior to the effective time and will be assumed by New Jazz at the effective time, and may be used to grant purchase rights to employees of New Jazz and its designated subsidiaries after completion of the merger. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors believes that the approval of the Amended and Restated Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan is necessary to enable New Jazz to continue to grant purchase rights to its employees and the employees of its designated subsidiaries, and that the availability of an adequate reserve of shares under the Amended and Restated Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan is an important factor in attracting, retaining and motivating qualified employees after completion of the merger and in aligning their long-term interests with those of New Jazz shareholders. See “Approval of the Amendment and Restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan—Reasons to Approve the Amended ESPP.”

 

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Q: Why am I being asked to approve the distributable reserves proposal?

 

A: Under Irish law, dividends may only be paid (and share repurchases must generally be funded) out of “distributable reserves.” New Jazz may not have distributable reserves immediately following the completion of the merger. Please see “Creation or Increase of Distributable Reserves of New Jazz” on page 159 of this proxy statement/prospectus. Although there are no current plans to cause New Jazz to pay any dividends or to repurchase New Jazz ordinary shares for cash following the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders are being asked to approve the creation or increase of distributable reserves of New Jazz (through the reduction of the share premium account of New Jazz) in order to permit New Jazz to complete one of the steps necessary to enable it to pay dividends and repurchase or redeem shares after the merger. The shareholders of Azur Pharma will have approved the creation or increase of distributable reserves of New Jazz prior to the closing of the merger.

The approval of the distributable reserves proposal is not a condition to the consummation of the merger. Accordingly, if the Jazz Pharmaceutical stockholders approve the merger but do not approve the distributable reserves proposal, and the merger is consummated, New Jazz may not have sufficient distributable reserves to pay dividends or purchase or redeem shares following the merger if it would otherwise wish to do so. In addition, the creation or increase of distributable reserves requires the approval of the Irish High Court. Although New Jazz is not aware of any reason why the Irish High Court would not approve the creation or increase of distributable reserves, the issuance of the required order is a matter for the discretion of the Irish High Court and there is no guarantee that such approval will be obtained. Please see “Risk Factors” and “Creation or Increase of Distributable Reserves of New Jazz.”

 

Q: What are the voting recommendations of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors?

 

A: After careful consideration, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has approved and declared advisable the merger agreement and merger, and has determined that the merger agreement and the merger are fair to and in the best interests of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its stockholders. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors recommends that you vote your shares:

 

   

“For” approval of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger (Proposal 1);

 

   

“For” approval, on an advisory basis, of certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement (Proposal 2);

 

   

“For” approval of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (Proposal 3);

 

   

“For” approval of the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Proposal 4);

 

   

“For” approval of the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz (Proposal 5); and

 

   

“For” adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 6).

 

Q: How many shares will Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers and directors be entitled to vote at the special meeting? Do you expect them to vote in favor of the proposals?

 

A: As of the record date, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers and directors, together with the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated, had the right to vote approximately [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, representing approximately []% of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock then outstanding and entitled to vote at the special meeting. Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that its executive officers and directors, and the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated, will vote “For” each of the proposals described in the question above.

 

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In addition, certain of the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated entered into voting agreements with Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma pursuant to which these stockholders agreed, among other things, to vote their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and in favor of any proposal to adjourn or postpone the special meeting to a later date if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement. These stockholders also granted Azur Pharma irrevocable proxies to vote their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in favor of, among other things, the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and any proposal to adjourn or postpone the special meeting to a later date if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger. Approximately [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, which represent approximately []% of the outstanding shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock as of the record date, are subject to these voting agreements and irrevocable proxies. For more information regarding the voting agreements, see the section entitled “Other Related Agreements—The Voting Agreements” on page 135 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

 

Q: What will the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders receive as consideration in the merger?

 

A: If the merger is consummated, each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time will be canceled and automatically converted into and become the right to receive one ordinary share of New Jazz. The one-for-one conversion ratio, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “exchange ratio,” is fixed. The change in Azur Pharma’s capitalization in the reorganization will result in the Jazz Pharmaceuticals securityholders owning slightly under 80% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz immediately following the consummation of the merger, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement. The exchange ratio will not fluctuate up or down based on the market price of a share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock prior to the merger. Following the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will be delisted from The NASDAQ Global Market, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “NASDAQ.” There are no plans to publicly list the warrants to purchase New Jazz ordinary shares into which outstanding warrants to purchase Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will be converted in the merger. The New Jazz ordinary shares to be issued to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “SEC,” and are expected to be listed and traded on NASDAQ under the symbol “JAZZ,” the same NASDAQ trading symbol currently used for Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock.

 

Q: What percentage of New Jazz ordinary shares will the Jazz Pharmaceuticals securityholders and Azur Pharma shareholders own following the proposed transactions?

 

A: Immediately following the merger, the former securityholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will own slightly under 80% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, with the historic Azur Pharma shareholders owning slightly over 20%, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement. See the description of the reorganization formula under the section entitled “The Reorganization and the Merger—The Reorganization of Azur Pharma.”

 

Q: Are the Azur Pharma shareholders receiving any other consideration in connection with the proposed transactions?

 

A: No.

 

Q: How are Jazz Pharmaceuticals stock options treated in the merger?

 

A:

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  of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock subject to such option immediately prior to the effective time, at an exercise price per New Jazz ordinary share equal to the exercise price per share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock otherwise purchasable pursuant to such option.

 

Q: How are Jazz Pharmaceuticals equity awards treated in the merger?

 

A: At the effective time, each other equity award that is outstanding under the Jazz Pharmaceuticals equity incentive plans will be converted into a right to receive, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such equity award immediately prior to the effective time, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock subject to such equity award immediately prior to the effective time. The other equity awards expected to be outstanding as of the effective time are purchase rights under ongoing offerings under the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan and shares credited to non-employee directors’ stock accounts under the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Directors Deferred Compensation Plan.

 

Q: How are Jazz Pharmaceuticals warrants treated in the merger?

 

A: At the effective time, each outstanding warrant to acquire Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will be converted into a warrant to acquire, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such warrant immediately prior the effective time, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock subject to such warrant immediately prior to the effective time, at an exercise price per New Jazz ordinary share equal to the exercise price per share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock otherwise purchasable pursuant to such warrant.

 

Q: What is required to complete the proposed transactions?

 

A: The obligation of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to consummate the merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement is subject to certain conditions, including conditions with respect to the receipt of approval of the merger agreement by Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders; accuracy of representations and warranties of the other party to the applicable standard provided by the merger agreement; compliance by the other party with its covenants in the merger agreement in all material respects; absence of a material adverse effect on the other party’s business, financial condition, operations or results of operations (subject to certain exceptions) since the date of the merger agreement; satisfaction or early termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “HSR Act”; approval for listing of the New Jazz ordinary shares to be issued in the merger and the New Jazz ordinary shares held by the historic Azur Pharma shareholders as of the effective time; and the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this proxy statement/prospectus forms a part, as well as other customary closing conditions. In addition, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ obligation to consummate the merger is subject to completion of the reorganization and specified employees of Azur Pharma remaining employed by Azur Pharma and not expressing an intention to terminate their employment or withdraw or rescind their employment agreements or noncompetition agreements. Please see “Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Conditions to Completion of the Merger.”

 

Q: Will appraisal rights be available for dissenting Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders?

 

A: Appraisal rights are not available to Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders in connection with the merger.

 

Q: When are the merger and reorganization expected to be completed?

 

A:

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  agreement at the special meeting, as well as the necessary regulatory consents and approvals, must first be obtained and certain other conditions specified in the merger agreement must be satisfied or, to the extent permissible, waived.

 

Q: What will be the relationship between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and New Jazz after the proposed transactions?

 

A: Following completion of the proposed transactions, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Jazz. Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be treated as the accounting acquirer following completion of the merger and its financial statements issued after the completion of the merger will include the operations of New Jazz beginning on the effective date of the merger. Please see “The Reorganization and the Merger—Accounting Treatment of the Merger.”

 

Q: What are the material U.S. federal income tax consequences of the merger to U.S. stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals?

 

A: Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that generally, a U.S. stockholder of Jazz Pharmaceuticals should recognize (and be taxable on) gain, if any, but not loss, on the receipt of New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock pursuant to the merger. The amount of gain recognized should equal the excess, if any, of the fair market value of the New Jazz ordinary shares received in the merger over the U.S. stockholder’s adjusted tax basis in the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock. Jazz Pharmaceuticals recommends that U.S. holders consult their own tax advisers as to the particular tax consequences of the merger, including the effect of U.S. federal, state and local tax laws or foreign tax laws. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Merger” for a more detailed description of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the merger.

 

Q: Will transfers of New Jazz ordinary shares be subject to the Irish stamp duty?

 

A:

In certain circumstances, the transfer of shares in an Irish incorporated company is subject to Irish stamp duty, which is generally a legal obligation of the buyer. This duty is currently charged at the rate of 1.0% of the price paid or the market value of the shares acquired, if higher. However, transfers of book-entry interests in the Depositary Trust Company, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “DTC,” representing New Jazz ordinary shares should not be subject to Irish stamp duty. Accordingly, transfers by shareholders who hold their New Jazz ordinary shares beneficially through brokers which in turn hold those shares through DTC, should not be subject to Irish stamp duty on transfers of such book-entry interests to holders who also hold through DTC. This Irish stamp duty treatment should be available for as long as New Jazz ordinary shares are traded on NASDAQ. However, a transfer of New Jazz ordinary shares by a seller who holds shares outside of DTC to any buyer, or by a seller who holds the shares through DTC to a buyer who holds the acquired shares outside of DTC, may be subject to Irish stamp duty. A New Jazz shareholder who holds New Jazz ordinary shares outside of DTC may transfer those shares into DTC without giving rise to Irish stamp duty provided that the New Jazz shareholder would be the beneficial owner of the related book-entry interest in those shares recorded in the systems of DTC (and in exactly the same proportions) as a result of the transfer, and at the time of the transfer into DTC there is no sale of those book-entry interests to a third party being contemplated by the New Jazz shareholder. Similarly, a New Jazz shareholder who holds New Jazz ordinary shares through DTC may transfer those shares out of DTC without giving rise to Irish stamp duty provided that the New Jazz shareholder would be the beneficial owner of the shares (and in exactly the same proportions) as a result of the transfer, and at the time of the transfer out of DTC there is no sale of those shares to a third party being contemplated by the New Jazz shareholder. In order for the share registrar to be satisfied as to the application of this Irish stamp duty treatment where relevant, the New Jazz shareholder must confirm to New Jazz that the New Jazz shareholder would be the beneficial owner of the related book-entry interest in those shares recorded in the systems of DTC (and in exactly the same proportions) (or vice-versa) as a result of the transfer and there is no agreement for the sale of the related book-entry interests or the shares or an interest in the shares, as the

 

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  case may be, by the New Jazz shareholder to a third party being contemplated. Because of the potential Irish stamp duty on transfers of New Jazz ordinary shares, Jazz Pharmaceuticals strongly recommends that all directly registered Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders open broker accounts so they can transfer their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock into DTC as soon as possible. Jazz Pharmaceuticals also strongly recommends that any person who wishes to acquire New Jazz ordinary shares after completion of the merger acquire such shares through DTC. For more information, please see “Irish Tax Considerations—Stamp Duty.”

 

Q: Where and when will the special meeting be held?

 

A: The special meeting will be held on [],[], 2011, at [] local time at the offices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals located at 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304.

 

Q: How many votes are needed to approve each proposal?

 

A: The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting is required for approval of Proposal 1. Approval of Proposals 3, 4, 5 and 6 requires an affirmative vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote. Approval of Proposal 2 requires an affirmative vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote, although such vote will not be binding on Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

 

Q: Who can vote at the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting?

 

A: Only stockholders of record of Jazz Pharmaceuticals at the close of business on [], 2011 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting. If on [], 2011 your shares were registered directly in your name with the Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, then you are a stockholder of record. As a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the special meeting or vote by proxy. Whether or not you plan to attend the special meeting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals urges you to vote by proxy over the telephone or on the internet as instructed below, or fill out and return a proxy card.

If on [], 2011 your shares were held not in your name, but rather in an account at a brokerage firm, bank, dealer, or other similar organization, then you are the beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” and this proxy statement/prospectus is being sent to you by that organization. The organization holding your account is considered to be the stockholder of record for purposes of voting at the special meeting. As a beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker or other agent regarding how to vote the shares in your account by following the instructions that the broker, bank or other nominee provides you along with this proxy statement/prospectus. You are also invited to attend the special meeting. However, since you are not the stockholder of record, you may not vote your shares in person at the special meeting unless you request and obtain a valid proxy from your broker or other agent.

 

Q: How do I vote?

 

A: If you are a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the special meeting, you may vote by proxy using the enclosed proxy card, or you may vote by proxy over the telephone or on the internet as instructed below. If you are a beneficial owner of shares registered in the name of your broker, bank, or other agent, you should have received a proxy statement/prospectus along with voting instructions from that organization rather than from Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Simply follow the voting instructions provided by your broker, bank, or other agent to ensure that your vote is counted. Please see “Questions and Answers About the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Special Meeting of Stockholders and Voting—How do I vote?

 

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Q: If my shares are held in “street name” by my bank, broker or other agent will my bank, broker or other agent vote my shares for me?

 

A: Only if you provide your bank, broker or other agent with instructions on how to vote your shares. If you do not provide the organization that holds your shares with specific instructions, under the rules of various national and regional securities exchanges, the organization that holds your shares may generally vote on routine matters but cannot vote on non-routine matters. If the organization that holds your shares does not receive instructions from you on how to vote your shares on a non-routine matter, the organization that holds your shares will inform the inspector of elections for the special meeting that it does not have the authority to vote on this matter with respect to your shares. This is generally referred to as a “broker non-vote.” When Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ inspector of elections tabulates the votes for any particular matter, broker non-votes will be counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present, but will not be counted toward the vote total for any proposal. Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that each of the proposals presented at the special meeting will be considered non-routine matters, so Jazz Pharmaceuticals encourages you to provide voting instructions to the organization that holds your shares to ensure that your vote is counted on all six proposals. “Questions and Answers About the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Special Meeting of Stockholders and Voting—How are votes counted?

 

Q: How many votes do I have?

 

A: On each matter to be voted upon, you have one vote for each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock you own as of [], 2011.

 

Q: What is the quorum requirement?

 

A: A quorum of stockholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. A quorum will be present if stockholders holding at least a majority of the outstanding shares entitled to vote are present at the special meeting in person or represented by proxy. On the record date, there were [] shares outstanding and entitled to vote. Please see “Questions and Answers About the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Special Meeting of Stockholders and Voting—What is the quorum requirement?

 

Q: Should I send in my stock certificates now?

 

A: No. Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders should keep their existing stock certificates at this time. After the proposed merger and reorganization are completed, you will receive written instructions for exchanging your Jazz Pharmaceutical stock certificates for New Jazz ordinary shares. Because of the potential Irish stamp duty on transfer of New Jazz ordinary shares, Jazz Pharmaceuticals strongly recommends that all directly registered Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders open broker accounts so they can transfer their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock into DTC prior to their exchange for New Jazz ordinary shares.

 

Q: What do I need to do now?

 

A: After carefully reading and considering the information contained in this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference, please vote your shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock as described in “Questions and Answers About the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Special Meeting of Stockholders and Voting—How do I vote?” Whether or not you plan to attend the special meeting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals urges you to vote by proxy to ensure your vote is counted.

 

Q: Can I change my vote after submitting my proxy?

 

A: Yes. You can revoke your proxy at any time before the final vote at the special meeting. Please see “Questions and Answers About the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Special Meeting of Stockholders and Voting—Can I change my vote after submitting my proxy?

 

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Q: What happens if I sell my shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock after the record date but before the special meeting?

 

A: If you transfer your Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock after the record date but before the date of the special meeting, you will retain your right to vote at the special meeting. However, you will not have the right to receive any New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for your former shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock if and when the merger is completed. In order to receive New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for your shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, you must hold your Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock through the completion of the merger.

 

Q: Who can help answer my questions?

 

A: If you have any questions about the proposed transactions, need assistance in voting your shares, or if you need additional copies of this proxy statement/prospectus or the enclosed proxy card, you should contact:

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Attn: Investor Relations

3180 Porter Drive

Palo Alto, CA 94304

(650) 496-3777

 

Q: Where can I find more information about Jazz Pharmaceuticals?

 

A: You can find more information about Jazz Pharmaceuticals from the various sources described under “Where You Can Find More Information.”

 

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SUMMARY

This summary highlights selected information contained in this proxy statement/prospectus and may not contain all of the information that is important to you. You should read carefully this entire proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference, to fully understand the proposed transactions and the voting procedures for the special meeting. See also the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page 295 of this proxy statement/prospectus. The page references have been included in this summary to direct you to a more complete description of the topics presented below.

The Companies (Page 115)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

3180 Porter Drive

Palo Alto, California 94304

(650) 496-3777

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a Delaware corporation, was incorporated in California in March 2003 and reincorporated in Delaware in January 2004. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the identification, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products to meet important unmet medical needs. Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock is currently listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “JAZZ.” As a result of the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Jazz (all references in this proxy statement/ prospectus to “New Jazz” refer to Azur Pharma following the completion of the reorganization and all references to “New Jazz ordinary shares” refer to the ordinary shares of Azur Pharma following the completion of the reorganization) and will be delisted from NASDAQ.

Azur Pharma Public Limited Company

45 Fitzwilliam Square

Dublin 2, Ireland

011-353-1-634-4183

Azur Pharma is a public limited company formed under the laws of Ireland (registered number 399192) in March 2005. Azur Pharma was originally formed as a private limited liability company under the name Azur Pharma Limited. Effective October 20, 2011, Azur Pharma Limited was re-registered as a public limited company under the name Azur Pharma Public Limited Company. Azur Pharma is a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for the central nervous system (including pain and psychiatry) and women’s health areas.

Prior to the completion of the merger, Azur Pharma will be renamed “Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc.” Immediately following the merger, the former securityholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will own slightly under 80% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, with the historic Azur Pharma shareholders owning slightly over 20%, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement. At and as of the effective time, New Jazz will be a publicly traded company and its ordinary shares are expected be listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “JAZZ.”

Jaguar Merger Sub Inc.

c/o The Corporation Trust Company

1209 Orange Street

Wilmington, Delaware 19801

 

 

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Merger sub, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma, is a Delaware corporation formed solely for the purpose of effecting the merger with Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Upon the terms and conditions set forth in the merger agreement, merger sub will be merged with and into Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the separate existence of merger sub will cease. Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be the surviving corporation in the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Jazz. Merger sub has not conducted any activities other than those incidental to its formation and the matters contemplated by the merger agreement.

The Reorganization and the Merger (Page 56)

Prior to the effective time, and in accordance with schedule 1 to the merger agreement, Azur Pharma will carry out a reorganization of its capital structure. The reorganization consists of a series of corporate actions as a result of which: (i) Azur Pharma has become a public limited company, and will be renamed Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, with an authorized share capital denominated in dollars (in addition to Euro-denominated share capital required for the re-registration of Azur Pharma as a public limited company under the Companies Acts, which are held by a nominee and which have no voting or dividend rights and a limited right to a return of capital on a winding-up of Azur Pharma); and (ii) the number of Azur Pharma ordinary shares held by the Azur Pharma shareholders will be reduced such that, after giving effect to the issuance of the merger consideration to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, Azur Pharma’s shareholders would own slightly over 20% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement. Following the completion of the reorganization, merger sub, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma, will merge with and into Jazz Pharmaceuticals, with Jazz Pharmaceuticals as the surviving corporation becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma.

Post-Merger Management of New Jazz (Page 210)

Pursuant to the merger agreement, effective as of the effective time, the directors of New Jazz will be the directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals as of immediately prior to the effective time (unless otherwise directed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals), plus one additional director to be designated by Azur Pharma, which individual will be Seamus Mulligan, Azur Pharma’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, or another individual designated by Azur Pharma and reasonably acceptable to Jazz Pharmaceuticals. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, a final determination as to who will be appointed to the New Jazz board of directors has not been made and the requisite corporate action to appoint the persons who will serve as directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger has not been effected; accordingly, the persons who will serve as directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger may differ from the persons currently expected to serve in such capacity.

Pursuant to the merger agreement, the officers of New Jazz will be designated by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. As of the date of the proxy statement/prospectus, it is expected that the executive officers of New Jazz following the completion of the merger will initially be the same persons currently serving as executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, with Bruce C. Cozadd, the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, serving as New Jazz’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Reasons for the Merger (Page 64)

In reaching its conclusion to approve the merger agreement, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors reviewed a significant amount of information and considered a number of factors in its deliberations and concluded that the merger is likely to result in significant strategic and financial benefits to New Jazz, which would accrue to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, as shareholders of New Jazz, including that:

 

   

New Jazz would have a diversified portfolio of 12 marketed central nervous system and women’s health products, with a combined field sales force of over 200 sales representatives;

 

   

New Jazz would be able to leverage the commercial and specialty product marketing experience of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in maximizing the potential of the Azur Pharma products;

 

 

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New Jazz would have a strong overall financial position, with expected revenues of over $475 million and cash generation of over $200 million in the first 12 months after closing of the transaction, and an efficient corporate structure based in Ireland;

 

   

New Jazz would have a strong balance sheet with no debt;

 

   

New Jazz would have enhanced financial and other resources to invest in a targeted research and development pipeline and pursue additional product growth opportunities;

 

   

New Jazz would have a stronger, enhanced organization and management team to achieve its objectives, including personnel in key areas such as business development and clinical and medical science liaisons and additional locations in Dublin, Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and

 

   

New Jazz would have greater access to European markets, including for clinical trials, business development relationships and transactions, and manufacturing.

See also the factors listed in “The Reorganization and the Merger—Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Board of Directors,” beginning on page 64 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

Recommendations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Board of Directors (Page 64)

After careful consideration, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has approved and declared advisable the merger agreement and the merger, and has determined that the merger agreement and the merger are fair to and in the best interests of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its stockholders. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has adopted resolutions approving the merger agreement, recommending that the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock vote to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger and directing that the merger agreement and merger be submitted to a vote of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors recommends that you vote “FOR” the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and “FOR” the other proposals described in this proxy statement/prospectus.

Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Advisor (Page 67)

At the meeting of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors on September 19, 2011, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “J.P. Morgan,” rendered its oral opinion to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, subsequently confirmed in writing, that, as of such date and based upon and subject to the factors and assumptions set forth in its opinion, the exchange ratio of one New Jazz ordinary share for each whole share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in the merger, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “exchange ratio,” was fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock.

The full text of the written opinion of J.P. Morgan dated September 19, 2011, which sets forth the assumptions made, matters considered and limits on the review undertaken, is attached as Annex B to this proxy statement/prospectus. Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders are urged to read the opinion in its entirety.

J.P. Morgan’s written opinion is addressed to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, is directed only to the exchange ratio in the merger and does not constitute a recommendation to any Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholder as to how such stockholder should vote at the special meeting. The summary of the opinion of J.P. Morgan set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such opinion. For a more complete description of J.P. Morgan’s opinion, see “The Reorganization and the Merger—Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Advisor and Certain Unaudited Financial Projections” beginning on page 67 of this proxy statement/prospectus. See also Annex B to this proxy statement/prospectus.

 

 

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The Special Meeting of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Stockholders (Page 50)

Date, Time & Place of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Special Meeting

Jazz Pharmaceuticals will hold a special meeting on [], [], 2011, at [] local time at the offices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals located at 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304.

Proposals

At the special meeting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will vote upon proposals to:

 

   

adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 1);

 

   

approve, on an advisory basis, certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement (Proposal 2);

 

   

approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (Proposal 3);

 

   

approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Proposal 4);

 

   

approve the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz (Proposal 5); and

 

   

approve the adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 6).

Record Date; Outstanding Shares; Shares Entitled to Vote

Only stockholders of record of Jazz Pharmaceuticals at the close of business on [], 2011 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting. On this record date, there were [] shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. Each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding as of [], 2011 is entitled to one vote on each proposal and any other matter properly coming before the special meeting.

Stock Ownership and Voting by Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors and Officers

As of the record date, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers and directors, together with the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated, had the right to vote approximately [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, representing approximately []% of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock then outstanding and entitled to vote at the special meeting. Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that its executive officers and directors, and the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated, will vote “For” each of the proposals described above.

In addition, certain of the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated entered into voting agreements with Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma pursuant to which these stockholders agreed, among other things, to vote their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and in favor of any proposal to adjourn or postpone the special meeting to a later date if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement. These stockholders also granted Azur Pharma irrevocable proxies to vote their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in favor of, among other things, the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and any proposal to adjourn or postpone the special meeting to a later date if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger. Approximately [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, which represent approximately []% of the outstanding shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock as of the record date, are subject to these voting agreements and irrevocable proxies. For more information regarding the voting agreements, see the section entitled “Other Related Agreements—The Voting Agreements” on page 135 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

 

 

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Vote Required

The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting is required for approval of Proposal 1. Approval of Proposals 3, 4, 5 and 6 requires an affirmative vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented and voting either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote. Approval of Proposal 2 requires an affirmative vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented and voting either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote, although such vote will not be binding on Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors recommends that Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders vote “For” each of the proposals set forth above.

Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger (Page 81)

In considering the recommendation of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, you should be aware that certain directors and officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma may have interests in the proposed transactions that are different from, or in addition to, your interests as a Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholder generally and which may create potential conflicts of interest. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors was aware of these interests and considered them when they adopted the merger agreement and approved the transactions contemplated thereby.

Management

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

As of the date of the proxy statement/prospectus, it is expected that the current executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be appointed as the executive officers of New Jazz following the merger. Except as described below, no member of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management will receive additional compensation or acceleration of payment of existing compensation on the basis of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement.

In connection with the merger, certain Jazz Pharmaceuticals officers will receive vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “NSOs,” held by them. Section 4985 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “code,” imposes an excise tax, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “excise tax,” on these NSOs, even if such NSOs are unvested and even if such NSOs are “underwater” (that is, if the exercise price is greater than the fair market value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on the date of closing). However, if such NSOs are exercised before the closing, then the excise tax will not apply.

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has amended all unvested NSOs held by officers and non-employee directors who are subject to the excise tax to fully accelerate the vesting of such NSOs so that such individuals will have the opportunity to exercise such options before the closing such that they will be subject to immediate individual income tax, rather than the excise tax that would otherwise be applied to such NSOs on the closing date. Such vesting acceleration is effective on the first trading day following the effectiveness of the filing of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Form 8-K with the SEC announcing the results of the special meeting, provided that the merger agreement is adopted and the merger is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. These NSOs were also amended to permit “net exercise” as a method of payment of the exercise prices of such NSOs. It is currently expected that such NSOs will be “net exercised” and it is currently contemplated that the withholding tax obligations triggered by the exercise of NSOs by the executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals before closing may be satisfied by withholding, from the shares otherwise issuable to each executive officer, shares with a fair market value equal to the amount of the withholding tax obligation.

 

 

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Azur Pharma

Certain current key employees of Azur Pharma and Azur Pharma Inc., a New York corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma, will continue their employment following the merger with New Jazz or Azur Pharma Inc., as applicable, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in employment agreements entered into in connection with the merger. These key employees’ positions with New Jazz or Azur Pharma Inc. will entitle them to compensation and, in some cases, equity awards from New Jazz.

Additionally, as described below under the heading “Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Treatment of Azur Pharma Option Plan and Azur Pharma Stock Options,” the vesting and exercisability of all Azur Pharma stock options will be accelerated effective as of immediately prior to completion of the merger, and certain of the key employees of Azur Pharma and of Azur Pharma Inc. will be entitled to payments under a key staff supplemental bonus plan within 180 days of consummation of the merger.

Directors

It is expected that the current directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will become, and Mr. Mulligan will remain, directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger, and the non-employee directors of New Jazz may be entitled to compensation from New Jazz for such services. However, as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, a final determination as to who will be appointed to the New Jazz board of directors has not been made and the requisite corporate action to appoint the persons who will serve as directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger has not been effected; accordingly, the persons who will serve as directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger may differ from the persons currently expected to serve in such capacity.

As described above, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has amended all unvested NSOs held by non-employee directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals to fully accelerate the vesting of such NSOs, effective on the first trading day following the effectiveness of the filing of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Form 8-K with the SEC announcing the results of the special meeting, provided that the merger agreement is adopted and the merger is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, and to permit “net exercise” as a method of payment of the exercise prices of such NSOs.

Indemnification

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have agreed that all rights to exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses for acts or omissions occurring at or prior to the closing, now existing in favor of the current or former directors, officers or employees of any of Jazz Pharmaceuticals or its subsidiaries or any of Azur Pharma or its subsidiaries, will survive the closing and remain in full force and effect, whether such rights are provided for in their respective governing documents, in existing agreements or agreements to be entered into in accordance with the merger agreement.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have further agreed to use their respective reasonable best efforts to cause New Jazz or one of its subsidiaries to enter into agreements effective as from the closing with the directors and officers of New Jazz providing such individuals with such exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses in respect of claims against such individual in such capacity as may be permitted under applicable law. In addition, New Jazz will, and will cause each of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to, maintain in effect for six years from the closing date directors’ and officers’ liability insurance covering those persons who are currently covered by the directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, as applicable, on terms not less favorable than such existing insurance coverage. However, in the event that any claim is brought under such directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy, such policy will be maintained until its final disposition.

 

 

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Investor Rights Agreements

The merger agreement contemplates that New Jazz will assume the rights and obligations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under certain existing investor rights agreements to which Jazz Pharmaceuticals is party. These investor rights agreements provide for registration rights for certain outstanding shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock and shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options and warrants held by, among others, entities affiliated or associated with certain members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors.

Certain U.S. Federal Tax Consequences of the Merger to U.S. Stockholders (Page 102)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that generally, a U.S. stockholder of Jazz Pharmaceuticals should recognize (and be taxable on) gain, if any, but not loss, on the receipt of New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock pursuant to the merger. The amount of gain recognized should equal the excess, if any, of the fair market value of the New Jazz ordinary shares received in the merger over the U.S. stockholder’s adjusted tax basis in the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock. Jazz Pharmaceuticals recommends that U.S. holders consult their own tax advisers as to the particular tax consequences of the merger, including the effect of U.S. federal, state and local tax laws or foreign tax laws. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Merger” for a more detailed description of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the merger.

No Appraisal Rights (Page 115)

Appraisal rights are statutory rights under Delaware law that enable stockholders who object to certain extraordinary transactions to demand that the corporation pay such stockholders the fair value of their shares instead of receiving the consideration offered to stockholders in connection with the extraordinary transaction. However, appraisal rights are not available in all circumstances. Appraisal rights are not available to Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders in connection with the merger.

Regulatory Approvals Required (Page 100)

Under the HSR Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder by the Federal Trade Commission, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “FTC,” the merger cannot be consummated until notifications have been submitted and certain information has been furnished to the Antitrust Division and the FTC, and specified waiting period requirements have been satisfied.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma will each be filing a Pre-Merger Notification and Report Form pursuant to the HSR Act with the Antitrust Division and the FTC shortly. The waiting period under the HSR Act is scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the 30th day following receipt of both filings (which, if it should fall on a weekend or holiday, is moved to the next business day). However, prior to such time, the Antitrust Division or the FTC may extend the waiting period by requesting additional information or documentary material relevant to the merger from the parties. If such a request were made, the waiting period would be extended until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on the 30th day after substantial compliance by the parties with such request. Thereafter, the waiting period can be extended only by court order. As a practical matter, however, if such a request were made, achieving substantial compliance with the request could take a significant period of time.

Listing of New Jazz Ordinary Shares on NASDAQ (Page 115)

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“JAZZ” following the merger. There are no plans to publicly list the warrants to purchase New Jazz ordinary shares into which outstanding warrants to purchase Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will be converted in the merger.

Conditions to Completion of the Merger (Page 129)

The completion of the merger depends upon the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions, all of which, to the extent permitted by applicable law, may be waived by Azur Pharma and/or Jazz Pharmaceuticals, as applicable.

Termination of the Merger Agreement (Page 133)

Either Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma can terminate the merger agreement under certain circumstances, which would prevent the merger from being consummated.

Accounting Treatment of the Merger (Page 101)

The merger will be accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting, with Jazz Pharmaceuticals being treated as the accounting acquirer under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “U.S. GAAP.” Accordingly, the assets and liabilities of Azur Pharma will be, as of the effective time, recorded at their respective fair values and added to those of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, including an amount for goodwill representing the difference between the acquisition consideration and the fair value of the identifiable net assets.

Restrictions on Resales (Page 101)

All New Jazz ordinary shares received by Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders in the merger will be freely tradable, except that New Jazz ordinary shares received in the merger by persons who become affiliates of New Jazz for purposes of Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Securities Act,” may be resold by them only in transactions permitted by Rule  144, or as otherwise permitted under the Securities Act.

Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Common Stock and New Jazz Ordinary Shares (Page 267)

As a result of the merger, the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock will become holders of New Jazz ordinary shares and their rights will be governed by Irish law and the memorandum and articles of association of New Jazz instead of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “DGCL,” and Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, which are collectively referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Jazz Pharmaceuticals charter documents.” The form of the New Jazz memorandum and articles of association substantially as it will be in effect from and after the closing are attached as Annex C to this proxy statement/prospectus. Following the merger, former Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will have different rights as New Jazz stockholders than they did as Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. For a summary of the material differences between the rights of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders and New Jazz shareholders, please see “Description of New Jazz Ordinary Shares” and “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Common Stock and New Jazz Ordinary Shares.”

 

 

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RISK FACTORS

Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders should carefully consider the following factors in evaluating whether to vote to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger. These factors should be considered in conjunction with the other information included in or incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus, including the risks discussed in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2011 under the heading “Risk Factors.” See “Where You Can Find More Information.” Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma, or that are not currently believed to be important to you, also may adversely affect the merger and New Jazz following the merger. Unless expressly stated otherwise, all references in this section to “we,” “us,” “our” or similar references refer to New Jazz.

Risks Related to the Proposed Transactions

Failure to consummate the merger could negatively impact the stock price and the future business and financial results of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

If the merger is not consummated, the ongoing business of Jazz Pharmaceuticals may be adversely affected and, without realizing any of the benefits of having consummated the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be subject to a number of risks, including the following:

 

   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals may be required to reimburse Azur Pharma for certain expenses incurred by Azur Pharma in connection with certain governmental filings or certain lawsuits, as described in the merger agreement and summarized under the caption “The Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Termination of the Merger Agreement”;

 

   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be required to pay certain costs relating to the proposed reorganization and merger, including legal, accounting, filing and possible other fees and mailing, financial printing and other expenses in connection with the transaction whether or not the merger is consummated;

 

   

the current prices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock may reflect a market assumption that the merger will occur, meaning that a failure to complete the merger could result in a decline in the price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock; and

 

   

matters relating to the reorganization and merger (including integration planning) have required and will continue to require substantial commitments of time and resources by Jazz Pharmaceuticals management, which could otherwise have been devoted to other opportunities that may have been beneficial to Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals also could be subject to litigation related to any failure to consummate the merger or to perform its obligations under the merger agreement, or related to any enforcement proceeding commenced against Jazz Pharmaceuticals. If the merger is not consummated, these risks may materialize and may adversely affect Jazz Pharmaceuticals business, financial results and stock price.

The combination of the businesses currently conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma will create numerous risks and uncertainties, which could adversely affect New Jazz’s operating results or prevent New Jazz from realizing the expected benefits of the merger.

Strategic transactions like the merger create numerous uncertainties and risks and require significant efforts and expenditures. Jazz Pharmaceuticals will transition from a standalone public Delaware corporation to being part of a combined company organized in Ireland. This combination will entail many changes, including the integration of Azur Pharma and its personnel with those of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and changes in systems. These transition activities are complex, and New Jazz may encounter unexpected difficulties or incur unexpected costs, including:

 

   

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difficulties in achieving anticipated business opportunities and growth prospects from combining the business of Azur Pharma with that of Jazz Pharmaceuticals;

 

   

difficulties in the integration of operations and systems;

 

   

difficulties in the assimilation of employees and corporate cultures;

 

   

challenges in keeping existing customers and obtaining new customers; and

 

   

challenges in attracting and retaining key personnel.

If any of these factors impairs New Jazz’s ability to integrate the operations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals with those of Azur Pharma successfully or on a timely basis, New Jazz may not be able to realize the anticipated synergies, business opportunities and growth prospects from combining the businesses. In addition, New Jazz may be required to spend additional time or money on integration that otherwise would be spent on the development and expansion of its business.

In addition, the market price of New Jazz ordinary shares may decline following the business combination if the integration of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma is unsuccessful, takes longer than expected or fails to achieve financial benefits to the extent anticipated by financial analysts or investors, or the effect of the business combination on the financial results of the combined company is otherwise not consistent with the expectations of financial analysts or investors.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ and Azur Pharma’s respective business relationships, including customer relationships, may be subject to disruption due to uncertainty associated with the merger.

Parties with which Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma currently do business or may do business in the future, including customers and suppliers, may experience uncertainty associated with the merger, including with respect to current or future business relationships with Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma or New Jazz. As a result, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ and Azur Pharma’s business relationships may be subject to disruptions if customers, suppliers and others attempt to negotiate changes in existing business relationships or consider entering into business relationships with parties other than Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma. These disruptions could have an adverse effect on the businesses, financial condition, results of operations or prospects of New Jazz following the closing. The adverse effect of such disruptions could be exacerbated by a delay in the consummation of the merger or termination of the merger agreement.

Loss of key personnel could impair the integration of the two businesses, lead to loss of customers and a decline in revenues, adversely affect the progress of pipeline products or otherwise adversely affect the operations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and New Jazz.

The success of New Jazz after the completion of the merger will depend, in part, upon its ability to retain key employees, especially during the integration phase of the two businesses. Current and prospective employees of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma might experience uncertainty about their future roles with New Jazz following completion of the merger, which might adversely affect Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ and New Jazz’s ability to retain key managers and other employees. In addition, competition for qualified personnel in the biotechnology industry is very intense. If Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma lose key personnel or New Jazz is unable to attract, retain and motivate qualified individuals or the associated costs to New Jazz increase significantly, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ business and New Jazz’s business could be adversely affected.

 

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Obtaining required approvals necessary to satisfy the conditions to the completion of the merger may delay or prevent completion of the merger, result in additional expenditures of money and resources and/or reduce the anticipated benefits of the merger.

The merger is subject to customary closing conditions. These closing conditions include, among others, the receipt of required approvals of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this proxy statement/prospectus is a part, the consummation of the reorganization and the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act.

The governmental agencies from which the parties will seek certain of these approvals have broad discretion in administering the governing regulations. As a condition to their approval, agencies may impose requirements, limitations or costs or require divestitures or place restrictions on the conduct of New Jazz’s business after the closing. These requirements, limitations, costs, divestitures or restrictions could jeopardize or delay the consummation of the merger or may reduce the anticipated benefits of the merger. Further, no assurance can be given that the required stockholder approval will be obtained or that the required closing conditions will be satisfied, and, if all required consents and approvals are obtained and the closing conditions are satisfied, no assurance can be given as to the terms, conditions and timing of the approvals. If Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma agree to any material requirements, limitations, costs or restrictions in order to obtain any approvals required to consummate the reorganization and the merger, these requirements, limitations, costs or restrictions could adversely affect the anticipated benefits of the merger. This could result in a failure to consummate these transactions or have a material adverse effect on New Jazz’s business and results of operations. Please see “The Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Conditions to the Completion of the Merger” beginning on page 129, for a discussion of the conditions to the completion of the merger, and “The Reorganization and the Merger—Regulatory Approvals Required for the Merger” beginning on page 100.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals may waive one or more of the conditions to the merger without resoliciting stockholder approval.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals may determine to waive, in whole or in part, one or more of the conditions to its obligations to complete the merger, to the extent permitted by applicable laws. Jazz Pharmaceuticals will evaluate the materiality of any such waiver and its effect on Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders in light of the facts and circumstances at the time to determine whether any amendment of this proxy statement/prospectus and resolicitation of proxies is required or warranted. In some cases, if the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors determines that such a waiver is warranted but that such waiver or its effect on Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders is not sufficiently material to warrant resolicitation of proxies, Jazz Pharmaceuticals has the discretion to complete the merger without seeking further stockholder approval. Any determination whether to waive any condition to the merger or as to resoliciting stockholder approval or amending this proxy statement/prospectus as a result of a waiver will be made by Jazz Pharmaceuticals at the time of such waiver based on the facts and circumstances as they exist at that time.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors and executive officers have interests in the merger in addition to those of stockholders.

In considering the recommendations of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors with respect to the merger agreement, you should be aware that some Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors and executive officers have financial and other interests in the proposed transactions in addition to interests they might have as stockholders. Please see “The Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transactions.” In particular, members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors and executive officers will become directors and executive officers of New Jazz and are party to certain compensatory arrangements in connection with the merger. You should consider these interests in connection with your vote on the related proposal. See “Stockholder Advisory Vote on Certain Compensatory Arrangements.”

 

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As a result of the merger, New Jazz will incur additional direct and indirect costs.

New Jazz will incur additional costs and expenses in connection with and as a result of the merger. These costs and expenses include professional fees to comply with Irish corporate and tax laws and financial reporting requirements, costs and expenses incurred in connection with holding a majority of the meetings of the New Jazz board of directors and certain executive management meetings in Ireland, as well as any additional costs New Jazz may incur going forward as a result of its new corporate structure. There can be no assurance that these costs will not exceed the costs historically borne by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma.

If goodwill or other intangible assets that New Jazz records in connection with the merger become impaired, New Jazz could have to take significant charges against earnings.

In connection with the accounting for the merger, it is expected that New Jazz will record a significant amount of goodwill and other intangible assets. Under U.S. GAAP, New Jazz must assess, at least annually and potentially more frequently, whether the value of goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets has been impaired. Amortizing intangible assets will be assessed for impairment in the event of an impairment indicator. Any reduction or impairment of the value of goodwill or other intangible assets will result in a charge against earnings, which could materially adversely affect New Jazz’s results of operations and shareholders’ equity in future periods.

Existing Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will own a smaller share of New Jazz following completion of the merger.

Following completion of the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will own the same number of shares of New Jazz that they owned in Jazz Pharmaceuticals immediately before the closing. Each New Jazz ordinary share, however, will represent a smaller ownership percentage of a significantly larger company. Jazz Pharmaceuticals securityholders, who currently own 100% of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals capital stock, will, immediately following the merger, own slightly under 80% of New Jazz, with the Azur Pharma securityholders owning the remaining slightly over 20%. See “The Reorganization and the Merger—The Reorganization of Azur Pharma.”

Until the completion of the merger or the termination of the merger agreement in accordance with its terms, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and/or Azur Pharma are prohibited from entering into certain transactions that might otherwise be beneficial to Jazz Pharmaceuticals and/or Azur Pharma or their respective shareholders.

During the period that the merger agreement is in effect, other than with the other party’s written consent, each of Azur Pharma and Jazz Pharmaceuticals are subject to certain restrictions. See section entitled “The Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Other Covenants.” For example, without Azur Pharma’s written consent, Jazz Pharmaceuticals is prohibited from making any acquisition that would be reasonably likely to prevent the merger from occurring prior to March 17, 2012. The foregoing prohibition could have the effect of delaying other strategic transactions and may, in some cases, make it impossible to pursue other strategic transactions that are available only for a limited time.

Risks Related to the Business of New Jazz

We will be dependent on sales of Xyrem® to generate the cash necessary to operate our business, and, failure to maintain or increase sales of Xyrem would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

We will be substantially dependent on sales of Xyrem to generate the cash necessary to operate our business, and our future plans assume that sales of Xyrem will increase. In this regard, on a pro forma combined basis giving effect to the merger and as calculated as described in the section entitled “Unaudited Pro Forma

 

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Combined Financial Data,” Xyrem net product sales would have accounted for approximately 62% of total net product sales for the six months ended June 30, 2011 had the merger been consummated on January 1, 2010. While Xyrem product sales increased in the six month period ended June 30, 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, and we expect Xyrem sales volume growth for 2011 compared to 2010, we cannot assure you that Xyrem sales volume will continue to grow. In addition to other risks described herein, our ability to maintain or increase Xyrem product sales will be subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, the most important of which are discussed below, including those related to:

 

   

the potential introduction of a generic version of Xyrem;

 

   

our manufacturing partners’ ability to obtain sufficient quota from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “DEA,” to satisfy our needs for Xyrem;

 

   

any supply or distribution problems arising with any of our manufacturing and distribution partners, all of whom will be sole source providers for us;

 

   

changed or increased regulatory restrictions, including changes to the risk management program for Xyrem;

 

   

the potential negative impact of periodic increases to the price of Xyrem that Jazz Pharmaceuticals previously made or that we may make from time to time in the future;

 

   

changes in healthcare laws and policy, including changes in requirements for rebates, reimbursement and coverage by federal healthcare programs;

 

   

changes to Xyrem’s label, including its boxed warning, that further restrict how we market and sell Xyrem; and

 

   

continued acceptance of Xyrem as safe and effective by physicians and patients.

These and the other risks described in these risk factors related to Xyrem product sales could have a material adverse effect on our ability to maintain or increase sales of Xyrem.

If prescriptions and revenue from sales of Xyrem do not continue or increase as expected, we may be required to reduce our operating expenses, decrease our efforts in support of other products or seek to raise additional funds, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects, or we may not be able to acquire, in-license or develop new products to grow our business.

If generic products that compete with Xyrem or any of our other products are approved, sales of that product would be adversely affected.

Although Xyrem is covered by patents covering its formulation, distribution system and method, and certain of our other products are covered by patents covering their respective formulations, distributions systems or methods of use, we cannot assure you that third parties will not attempt to invalidate or design around the patents, or assert that they are invalid or otherwise unenforceable, and introduce generic equivalents of Xyrem or any other products. Once orphan drug exclusivity for Xyrem in the United States for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy expires in November 2012 and exclusivity has expired for the other products, other companies could possibly introduce generic equivalents of these products if they do not infringe our patents or can demonstrate that our patents are invalid or unenforceable.

On October 18, 2010, Jazz Pharmaceuticals received notice from Roxane Laboratories, Inc., which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “Roxane,” that it filed an abbreviated new drug application, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as an “ANDA,” with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “FDA,” requesting approval to market a generic version of Xyrem. If the application is approved, and a generic version of Xyrem is introduced,

 

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our sales of Xyrem would be adversely affected. Additional ANDAs could also be filed requesting approval to market generic forms of Xyrem; if those applications for generics were approved and the generics were launched, sales of Xyrem would further decrease. Roxane sent Jazz Pharmaceuticals Paragraph IV certifications with respect to the patents listed in the FDA’s approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluation documents, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Orange Book,” covering Xyrem for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. A Paragraph IV certification is a certification by a generic applicant that patents covering the branded product are invalid, unenforceable, and/ or will not be infringed by the manufacture, use or sale of the generic product. The FDA will not approve an ANDA for a generic form of a product unless the submitting manufacturer either files a Paragraph IV certification with respect to the patents listed in the FDA’s Orange Book for that product or all of those patents expire. Jazz Pharmaceuticals filed a lawsuit against Roxane, but we cannot assure you that the lawsuit will prevent the introduction of a generic version of Xyrem for any particular length of time, or at all.

In August 2009, Jazz Pharmaceuticals received a Paragraph IV certification notice from Actavis Elizabeth, LLC, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “Actavis,” advising that Actavis has filed an ANDA with the FDA seeking approval to market a generic version of Luvox CR®. In September 2009, Jazz Pharmaceuticals received a Paragraph IV certification notice from Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “Anchen,” advising that Anchen had filed an ANDA with the FDA for a generic version of Luvox CR. Jazz Pharmaceuticals filed lawsuits against both companies after receipt of their certifications. Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Elan Pharma International Limited, which has subsequently transferred its rights to Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “Alkermes,” entered into settlement agreements with Anchen granting Anchen a sublicense of its rights to have manufactured, market and sell a generic version of Luvox CR commencing on February 15, 2013, or earlier upon the occurrence of certain events. In September 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals received a Paragraph IV certification notice from Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “Torrent,” advising that Torrent has filed an ANDA with the FDA seeking approval to market a generic version of Luvox CR. On October 21, 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Alkermes filed a lawsuit against Torrent. The lawsuits against Actavis and Torrent are pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, but we cannot assure you that these lawsuits will prevent the introduction of an additional generic form of Luvox CR for any particular length of time, or at all.

Azur Pharma received Paragraph IV certifications from three generics manufacturers indicating that ANDAs had been filed with the FDA requesting approval to market generic versions of FazaClo® LD: Barr Laboratories, Inc.’s notice, dated July 11, 2008; Novel Laboratories, Inc.’s notice, dated October 16, 2008; and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s notice, dated June 17, 2010. Each certification alleged that all of Azur Pharma’s licensed patents listed for FazaClo LD in the Orange Book on the date of the Paragraph IV certification are invalid, unenforceable or not infringed by the proposed generic product. Azur Pharma and CIMA Labs Inc., which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “CIMA,” Azur Pharma’s licensor and whose drug-delivery technology is incorporated into FazaClo LD, filed lawsuits in response to each certification: against Barr Laboratories on August 21, 2008; against Novel Laboratories on November 25, 2008, and against Mylan Pharmaceuticals on July 23, 2010. Each case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. On July 6, 2011, Azur Pharma, CIMA, Barr Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, which had acquired Barr Laboratories, entered into an agreement settling the patent litigation and granting a license of our rights to have manufactured, market and sell a generic version of FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD. The sublicenses will commence in July 2012 and May 2015 for FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD, respectively, or earlier upon the occurrence of certain events. We cannot assure you that the lawsuits against Novel and Mylan or any other lawsuit we may bring will prevent the introduction of generic versions of these products for any particular length of time, or at all. In August 2011, Azur Pharma received a Paragraph IV certification notice from Teva Pharmaceuticals advising that Teva predict whether these re-examination proceedings will result in one or both of the patents being fully or partly invalidated. Any decision on the part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that results in one or both of the patents being fully or partly invalidated could accelerate the entry of generic competitors for FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD.

 

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After the introduction of a generic competitor, a significant percentage of the prescriptions written for a product generally may be filled with the generic version, resulting in a loss in sales of the branded product, including for indications for which the generic version has not been approved for marketing by the FDA. Generic competition often results in decreases in the prices at which branded products can be sold, particularly when there is more than one generic available in the marketplace. In addition, legislation enacted in the United States allows for, and in a few instances, in the absence of specific instructions from the prescribing physician, mandates, the dispensing of generic products rather than branded products where a generic equivalent is available. Generic competition for Xyrem or our other products could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

The manufacture, distribution and sale of Xyrem are subject to significant restrictions and the requirements of a risk management program, and these restrictions and requirements will subject us to increased risks and uncertainties, any of which could negatively impact sales of Xyrem.

The DEA limits the quantity of certain Schedule I controlled substances that may be produced in the United States in any given calendar year through a quota system. Because the active pharmaceutical ingredient of Xyrem, sodium oxybate, is a Schedule I controlled substance, the current and any potential new suppliers of sodium oxybate, as well as the product manufacturer, must each obtain separate DEA quotas in order to supply us with sodium oxybate and Xyrem. Since the DEA typically grants quotas on an annual basis and requires a detailed submission and justification for each request, obtaining a DEA quota is a difficult and time consuming process. If our commercial or clinical requirements for sodium oxybate or Xyrem exceed our suppliers’ and product manufacturer’s DEA quotas, our suppliers and product manufacturer would need quota increases from the DEA, which could be difficult and time consuming to obtain and might not ultimately be obtained on a timely basis, or at all. We cannot assure you that our suppliers will receive sufficient quota from the DEA to meet our needs, and if we and our suppliers cannot obtain as much quota as is needed, on a timely basis, or at all, our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects could be materially and adversely affected.

As a condition of approval of Xyrem, the FDA mandated that a risk management program be maintained for Xyrem. The risk management plan includes unique features that provide information about adverse events, including deaths, that is generally not available for other products that are not subject to a similar risk management plan. Information concerning adverse events that may not be related to the use of Xyrem is likely to be collected under the risk management plan. This information, which Jazz Pharmaceuticals is, and we will be, required to report regularly to the FDA, could result in the FDA requiring changes to the Xyrem label or taking or requiring us to take other actions that could have an adverse affect on Xyrem’s commercial success.

Under the risk management plan, all of the Xyrem sold in the United States must be shipped directly to patients through a single central pharmacy. The process under which patients receive Xyrem under the Xyrem risk management program is cumbersome. While Jazz Pharmaceuticals has an agreement with the central pharmacy for Xyrem, Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Inc. and its affiliate CuraScript, Inc., which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “ESSDS,” through June 2015, if the central pharmacy does not fulfill its contractual obligations, or refuses or fails to adequately serve patients, shipments of Xyrem and our sales would be adversely affected. If we change our central pharmacy, new contracts might be required with government and other insurers who pay for Xyrem, and the terms of any new contracts could be less favorable to us than current agreements. In addition, any new central pharmacy would need to be registered with the DEA and would also need to implement the particular processes, procedures and activities necessary to distribute Xyrem under the risk management plan approved by the FDA. Transitioning to a new central pharmacy could result in product shortages, which would adversely affect sales of Xyrem in the United States, result in additional costs and expenses for us and/or take a significant amount of time, any of which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

 

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We will depend on ESSDS to conduct many required activities under the Xyrem risk management plan, including making regular contacts, generally by telephone, with Xyrem patients and physicians’ offices. Among other requirements, ESSDS is required to report to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and will be required to report to us, under a standard procedure, information related to any adverse events of which it becomes aware. In late April 2011 Jazz Pharmaceuticals learned that deaths of patients who had been prescribed Xyrem between 2003 and 2010 had not always been reported to it in accordance with that procedure. As a result, these cases were not reported to the FDA as required. In May 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals reported all of the previously unreported cases that it and ESSDS had identified to the FDA within 15 days after it learned of them. While Jazz Pharmaceuticals believes that it and ESSDS have identified all unreported cases and reported them to the FDA, we cannot assure you that this is the case.

The information provided to Jazz Pharmaceuticals does not specify the cause of death in most cases, and as a result Jazz Pharmaceuticals cannot be certain whether any, or how many, of the cases are related to Xyrem, and it may not be able to obtain such information. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is continuing to attempt to gather additional information about the deaths of patients who have been prescribed Xyrem, which it has discussed with the FDA, and plans to provide the FDA with any additional information it gathers. As a result of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ review to date, Jazz Pharmaceuticals believes that the adjusted annual all-cause mortality rate has been consistent since the product’s launch and that it does not constitute a new safety signal for Xyrem. We cannot assure you that additional information Jazz Pharmaceuticals may learn will not modify its current assessment, that the FDA will agree with this assessment or that the FDA will not open an evaluation based on the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System database, require changes to Xyrem’s label or take or require Jazz Pharmaceuticals or us to take other actions that could be costly or time-consuming and/or negatively affect the commercial success of Xyrem. We cannot assure you that regulatory authorities in other countries where Xyrem is sold will not take similar actions.

In early May 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals received a Form 483 as a result of an FDA inspection, which included the inspector’s observations concerning Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ adverse event reporting system. The Form 483 discussed the failure to report certain cases of deaths of patients who were prescribed Xyrem, as discussed above, and also noted deficiencies in certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ drug safety procedures. In October 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals received a warning letter from FDA relating to the matters covered by the Form 483. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has taken specific steps to correct the deficiencies noted in the Form 483 and the warning letter, and is continuing to strengthen its procedures and take appropriate corrective actions to address all of the matters covered in the Form 483 and the warning letter, as well as to respond to the FDA as required by the warning letter. While Jazz Pharmaceuticals intends to respond to the warning letter in a timely manner and to demonstrate its compliance to the FDA’s satisfaction, we cannot assure you that Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be able to adequately and timely address the FDA’s requirements pursuant to the warning letter, and the failure to do so could have a material and adverse affect on New Jazz’s business, financial condition and results of operations.

The Xyrem risk management plan adopted with the approval of the product in 2002 is not in the same form as required under the current requirements for a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “REMS,” as it is structured today by the FDA. The FDA has required that pre-existing risk management programs be converted to the newer REMS structure under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007. While Jazz Pharmaceuticals has been in discussions with the FDA about converting its current risk management plan for Xyrem to a REMS under the new structure, those discussions have not been completed. We cannot assure you that the FDA will not impose new and onerous requirements under the new REMS structure that could make it more difficult or expensive for us to distribute Xyrem or could adversely affect our sales or make competition easier.

The FDA has required that Xyrem’s label include a boxed warning regarding the risk of abuse. A boxed warning is the strongest type of warning that the FDA can require for a drug product and warns prescribers that the drug carries a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects. A boxed warning also

 

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means, among other things, that the product cannot be advertised through reminder ads, which mention the pharmaceutical brand name but not the indication or medical condition it treats. In addition, Xyrem’s FDA approval under the FDA’s Subpart H regulations requires that all of the promotional materials for Xyrem be provided to the FDA for review at least 30 days prior to the intended time of first use.

The manufacture, distribution and sale of FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD are subject to the requirements of a patient registry program and other restrictions under the requirements of its risk management plan, and these requirements will subject us to increased risks and uncertainties, any of which could negatively impact sales of those products.

The FDA requires a risk management plan in the form of a patient registry for all clozapine-containing products, including FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD. The FazaClo risk management plan provides a database for monitoring patients (white blood cell and absolute neutrophil counts) treated with FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD to permit early detection of clozapine-induced leucopenia or agranulocytosis, provides a confidential registration and reporting process for patients treated with the products, and provides ongoing updating of the Clozapine National Non-Rechallenge Masterfile with patients previously treated with FazaClo products who can no longer be prescribed clozapine products. White blood cell counts of patients taking FazaClo products must be monitored weekly for the first six months of treatment, bi-weekly for the next six months and monthly thereafter (for patients having 12 months of acceptable blood test results).

The risk management plan for FazaClo, which was adopted in 2004, is not in the same form as required under the newer REMS structure under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007. The FDA has required that the existing risk management program for FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD be converted to its current REMS structure. Azur Pharma has submitted a supplement for a new REMS plan, which, once approved, will replace the current risk management plan for FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD. We cannot assure you that the FDA will not impose new and onerous requirements under the new REMS structure that could make it more difficult or expensive for us to distribute FazaClo or could adversely affect our sales or make competition easier.

In June 2009, the FDA posted an announcement regarding a potential safety signal associated with FazaClo. The posting stated that FazaClo had been found to exhibit a higher proportion of adverse events with a fatal outcome versus total adverse events compared to other clozapine products. The posting also stated that the reported events in the cases with fatal outcome are similar for FazaClo and other clozapine products. Although Azur Pharma investigated and believes that the difference in the cited ratio between FazaClo and other marketed Clozapine products is not a valid determinate of a safety signal, we cannot assure you that the FDA will not take further actions related to the potential safety signal that may adversely impact FazaClo.

The FDA has also required that the label for FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD include a boxed warning concerning agranulocytosis, seizures, myocarditis, orthostatic hypotension and other cardiovascular and respiratory effects, and increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.

We will depend on single source suppliers and manufacturers for each of our products and product candidates. The loss of any of these suppliers or manufacturers, or delays or problems in the supply or manufacture of our products for commercial sale or our product candidates for use in our clinical trials, could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma do not have their own manufacturing or packaging capability for their respective products or product candidates, or their active pharmaceutical ingredients. In part due to the limited market size for their approved products, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have entered into manufacturing and supply agreements with single source suppliers and manufacturers for our commercialized products and product candidates. If these suppliers and contract manufacturers do not manufacture our products, active pharmaceutical ingredients or product candidates without interruption or do not comply with their

 

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obligations under the supply and manufacturing arrangements, we may not have adequate remedies for any breach, and their failure to supply us could result in a shortage of our products or product candidates.

The availability of our products for commercial sale will depend upon our ability to procure the ingredients, packaging materials and finished products we need. If one of our suppliers or product manufacturers fails or refuses to supply us for any reason, it would take a significant amount of time and expense to qualify a new supplier or manufacturer. The loss of one of our suppliers or product manufacturers could require us to obtain regulatory clearance in the form of a “prior approval supplement” and to incur validation and other costs associated with the transfer of the active pharmaceutical ingredient or product manufacturing process. We believe that it could take up to two years, or longer in certain cases, to qualify a new supplier or manufacturer, and we may not be able to obtain active pharmaceutical ingredients, packaging materials or finished products from new suppliers or manufacturers on acceptable terms and at reasonable prices, or at all. Should we lose either an active pharmaceutical ingredient supplier or a product manufacturer, we could run out of salable product to meet market demands or investigational product for use in clinical trials while we wait for FDA approval of a new active pharmaceutical ingredient supplier or product manufacturer. For Xyrem or sodium oxybate, any new supplier or manufacturer would also need to be registered with the DEA and obtain a DEA quota. In addition, the FDA must approve suppliers of the active and inactive pharmaceutical ingredients and certain packaging materials used in our products, as well as suppliers of finished products. The qualification of new suppliers and manufacturers could potentially delay the manufacture of our products and product candidates and result in shortages in the marketplace or for our clinical trials, or both, particularly since we will not have secondary sources of supply of the active pharmaceutical ingredient or backup manufacturers for our products and product candidates. For example, in 2010 Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with a new supplier for sodium oxybate, Siegfried (USA) Inc. While Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects Siegfried to be approved by the FDA as a supplier by the end of 2011, we cannot be certain this will occur.

Azur Pharma’s FazaClo supplier, CIMA, is in the process of transferring manufacturing of FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD from its Eden Prairie site to the Salt Lake City site of its parent company, Cephalon Inc. While Azur Pharma expects this transition to be completed in 2012, it cannot be certain this will occur. FDA approval is required for this change and we cannot be certain this will be obtained.

Azur Pharma is in the process of changing suppliers for Prialt® finished product and for ziconotide, the active ingredient in Prialt, following the receipt of termination notices from existing suppliers indicating their intention to terminate the supply agreements with them. Azur Pharma has identified and commenced the transfer of the manufacturing of Prialt finished product and ziconotide to new manufacturers. Azur Pharma believes that it will have a sufficient supply of ziconotide to meet its commercial requirements for at least five years and a sufficient supply of Prialt finished product to meet commercial requirements through the end of 2013. However, there can be no assurance that such new manufacturers or any other manufacturers will be approved by the FDA by such time, or that Azur Pharma’s supply of Prialt finished product or ziconotide will be sufficient until such new manufacturers or other manufacturers have been approved, and any failure to obtain sufficient commercial supplies of Prialt would have a material adverse effect on Azur Pharma’s business, financial condition and results of operations.

If there are delays in qualifying new manufacturers or facilities or, in the case of Xyrem, the new manufacturers are unable to obtain a sufficient quota from the DEA or otherwise meet FDA requirements for approval, there could be a shortage of the affected products for the marketplace or for use in our clinical studies, or both.

Failure by our third-party manufacturers to comply with regulatory requirements could adversely affect their ability to supply products or ingredients to us. All facilities and manufacturing techniques used for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products must be operated in conformity with the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “cGMP,” requirements. In complying with cGMP requirements, our suppliers must continually expend time, money and effort in

 

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production, record-keeping and quality assurance and control to ensure that our products and product candidates meet applicable specifications and other requirements for product safety, efficacy and quality. DEA regulations also govern facilities where controlled substances such as sodium oxybate are manufactured. Manufacturing facilities are subject to periodic unannounced inspection by the FDA, the DEA and other regulatory authorities, including state authorities. Failure to comply with applicable legal requirements subjects the suppliers to possible legal or regulatory action, including shutdown, which may adversely affect their ability to supply us with the ingredients or finished products we will need.

Any delay in supplying, or failure to supply, products by any of our suppliers could result in our inability to meet the commercial demand for our products in the United States and our partners’ needs outside the United States, or our needs for use in clinical trials, and could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

We may not be able to successfully identify and acquire, in-license or develop additional products or product candidates to grow our business, and, even if we are able to do so, we may not be able to successfully identify and manage the risks associated with integrating acquisitions, including acquisitions of a company or business unit, or other new products or product candidates.

We intend to grow our business over the long-term by acquiring or in-licensing and developing additional products and product candidates that we believe have significant commercial potential. Any growth through acquisition or in-licensing will depend upon the availability of suitable acquisition or in-license products and product candidates on acceptable prices, terms and conditions, and any growth through development will depend upon our identifying and obtaining product candidates, our ability to develop those product candidates and the availability of funding to complete the development of, obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize these product candidates. Even if appropriate opportunities are available, we may not be able to successfully identify them, or we may not have the financial resources necessary to pursue them. Other companies, many of which may have substantially greater financial, marketing and sales resources, compete with us for these opportunities.

In addition, integrating an acquisition, including the acquisition of a company or business unit, or an in-licensed product or product candidate, may create unforeseen operating difficulties and expenses for us, including:

 

   

the diversion of management time and focus from operating our current business;

 

   

unanticipated liabilities for activities of or related to an acquired company or product before the acquisition;

 

   

failure to retain employees or to smoothly integrate related departments; and

 

   

failure to successfully develop and commercialize acquired products and product candidates.

We cannot assure you that we will be able to successfully manage these risks or other anticipated and unanticipated problems in connection with integrating an acquisition, including the acquisition of a company or business unit, or in-licensed product or product candidate, and, if we are not successful in identifying and managing these risks and uncertainties effectively, it could have a material adverse effect on our business.

The commercial success of our products depends upon their market acceptance by physicians, patients, third-party payors and the medical community.

Physicians may not prescribe our products, in which case we would not generate the revenues we anticipate. Market acceptance of any of our products by physicians, patients, third-party payors and the medical community depends on:

 

   

the clinical indications for which a product is approved, including any restrictions placed upon the product in connection with its approval, such as a REMS, patient registry or labeling restrictions;

 

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prevalence of the disease or condition for which the product is approved and the severity of side effects;

 

   

acceptance by physicians and patients of each product as a safe and effective treatment;

 

   

perceived advantages over alternative treatments;

 

   

relative convenience and ease of administration;

 

   

the cost of treatment in relation to alternative treatments, including generic products;

 

   

the extent to which the product is approved for inclusion on formularies of hospitals and managed care organizations; and

 

   

the availability of adequate reimbursement by third parties.

From time to time, there is negative publicity about illicit gamma-hydroxybutyrate, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “GHB,” and its effects, including with respect to illegal use, overdoses, serious injury and death. Because sodium oxybate, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Xyrem, is a derivative of GHB, Xyrem sometimes also receives negative mention in publicity relating to GHB. Patients, physicians and regulators may therefore view Xyrem as the same as or similar to illicit GHB. In addition, there are regulators and some law enforcement agencies that oppose the prescription and use of Xyrem generally because of its connection to GHB. Xyrem’s label includes information about adverse events from GHB. We could also be adversely affected if any of our products or any similar products distributed by other companies prove to be, or are asserted to be, harmful to patients.

Because of our dependence upon patient and physician perceptions, any adverse publicity associated with illness or other adverse effects resulting from the use or misuse of our products or any similar products distributed by other companies could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects. Negative publicity resulting from our recent receipt of a 483 observation or the related warning letter from the FDA described above or other related regulatory actions could adversely affect sales of Xyrem.

Sales of our products may be adversely affected by the consolidation among wholesale drug distributors.

The network through which we sell our products has undergone significant consolidation through mergers and acquisitions among wholesale distributors. As a result, a small number of large wholesale distributors control a significant share of the market, and the number of independent drug stores and small drugstore chains has decreased. Three large wholesale distributors accounted for an aggregate of 89% of Azur Pharma’s total sales and 16% of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ total sales during the year ended December 31, 2010. If any of our major distributors reduces its inventory levels or otherwise reduces purchases of our products, it could lead to periodic and unanticipated future reductions in revenues and cash flows. Consolidation of drug wholesalers and retailers, as well as any increased pricing pressure that those entities face from their customers, including the U.S. government, may increase pricing pressure and place other competitive pressures on drug companies, including us.

We will face substantial competition from other companies, including companies with greater resources than we have.

With respect to all of our existing and future products, we may compete with companies selling or working to develop products that may be more effective, safer or less costly than our products. The markets for which we are developing products are competitive and include generic and branded products, some of which are marketed by major pharmaceutical companies that have significantly greater financial resources and expertise in research and development, preclinical testing, conducting clinical trials, obtaining regulatory approvals, manufacturing and marketing and selling approved products than we do.

 

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Smaller or earlier stage companies may also prove to be significant competitors, particularly through collaborative arrangements with large, established companies. Our commercial opportunities may be reduced or eliminated if our competitors develop and commercialize generic or branded products that are safer or more effective, have fewer side effects or are less expensive than our products.

Many of our competitors have far greater financial resources and a larger number of personnel to market and sell their products than we will. Our competitors may obtain FDA or other regulatory approvals for their product candidates more rapidly than we may and may market their products more effectively than we do. If we are unable to demonstrate to physicians that, based on experience, clinical data, side-effect profiles and other factors, our products are preferable to other therapies, we may not generate meaningful revenues from the sales of our products.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma currently have relatively small sales organizations compared with most other pharmaceutical companies with marketed products. If our specialty sales forces and sales organizations are not appropriately sized to adequately promote any potential future products, the commercial opportunity for our potential future products may be diminished.

Each of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma sales forces has a relatively small number of sales representatives compared with the number of sales representatives of most other pharmaceutical companies with marketed products. Each of our sales representatives will be responsible for a territory of significant size. Future commercial products may require expansion of our sales force and sales support organization, and we may need to commit significant additional funds, management and other resources to the growth of our sales organization before the commercial launch of those product candidates. We may not be able to achieve any necessary growth in a timely or cost-effective manner or realize a positive return on our investment, and we may not have the financial resources to achieve the necessary growth in a timely manner or at all. We will also have to compete with other pharmaceutical and life sciences companies to recruit, hire, train and retain sales and marketing personnel, and turnover in our sales force and marketing personnel could negatively affect sales of our products.

A failure to prove that our product candidates are safe and effective in clinical trials would require us to discontinue their development, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

Significant additional research and development, financial resources and additional personnel will be required to obtain necessary regulatory approvals for our current and any future product candidates and to develop them into commercially viable products. As a condition to regulatory approval, each product candidate must undergo extensive and expensive clinical trials to demonstrate to a statistically significant degree that the product candidate is safe and effective. If a product candidate fails at any stage of development, we will not be able to commercialize it and we will not receive any return on our investment from that product candidate.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and their respective partners have conducted, and we may in the future conduct, additional clinical trials for their product candidates including: an oral suspension formulation of clozapine, Clozapine OS, and a once-daily formulation of clozapine, Clozapine QD. Clinical testing can take many years to complete, especially for product candidates that are in Phase II, or earlier, clinical trials, and failure can occur any time during the clinical trial process. In addition, the results from early clinical trials may not be predictive of results obtained in later and larger clinical trials and product candidates in later clinical trials may fail to show the desired safety and efficacy despite having progressed successfully through initial clinical testing. A number of companies in the pharmaceutical industry have suffered significant setbacks in clinical trials, even in advanced clinical trials after showing positive results in earlier clinical trials.

Our product candidates will be subject to competition for clinical study sites and patients from other therapies under development that may delay the enrollment in or initiation of our clinical trials. Many of these companies have far greater financial and human resources than we do. To grow our sodium oxybate business, Jazz Pharmaceuticals has conducted, and we may in the future conduct, additional studies in different diseases or

 

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conditions or with additional or different doses or dosage forms. We cannot assure you that adverse events or other information obtained during the course of any of these studies will not result in action by the FDA or otherwise that could have a material adverse effect on the Xyrem commercial product as well as the candidate we are studying.

We will rely on third parties to conduct clinical trials for our product candidates, and if they do not properly and successfully perform their legal and regulatory obligations, as well as their contractual obligations to us, we may not be able to obtain regulatory approvals for our product candidates.

We will rely on our licensors, contract research organizations and other third parties to assist us in designing, managing, monitoring and otherwise carrying out clinical trials for our product candidates with respect to site selection, contract negotiation and data management. We will not control these third parties and, as a result, they may not treat our clinical studies as their highest priority, or in the manner in which we would prefer, which could result in delays. We will be responsible for confirming that each of our clinical trials is conducted in accordance with its general investigational plan and protocol, as well as FDA’s and foreign regulatory agencies’ requirements, commonly referred to as good clinical practices, for conducting, recording and reporting the results of clinical trials to ensure that the data and results are credible and accurate and that the trial participants are adequately protected. The FDA enforces good clinical practices through periodic inspections of trial sponsors, principal investigators and trial sites. If we, our contract research organizations or our study sites fail to comply with applicable good clinical practices, the clinical data generated in our clinical trials may be deemed unreliable and the FDA may require us to perform additional clinical trials before approving our marketing applications. We cannot assure you that, upon inspection, the FDA will determine that any of our clinical trials comply with good clinical practices. In addition, our clinical trials must be conducted with product produced under the FDA’s cGMP regulations. Our failure, or the failure of our contract manufacturers, to comply with these regulations may require us to repeat or redesign clinical trials, which would delay the regulatory approval process.

If third parties do not successfully carry out their duties under their agreements with us, if the quality or accuracy of the data they obtain is compromised due to failure to adhere to our clinical protocols or regulatory requirements, or if they otherwise fail to comply with clinical trial protocols or meet expected deadlines, our clinical trials may not meet regulatory requirements. If our clinical trials do not meet regulatory requirements or if these third parties need to be replaced, our clinical trials may be extended, delayed, suspended or terminated. If any of these events occur, we may not be able to obtain regulatory approval of our product candidates.

If we fail to attract, retain and motivate key personnel, or to retain our executive management team, or if we cannot provide additional resources to perform important tasks, we may be unable to successfully sustain or grow our business.

Our success and our ability to grow will depend in part on our continued ability to attract, retain and motivate highly qualified personnel and on our ability to develop and maintain important relationships with leading academic institutions, clinicians and scientists. We will be highly dependent upon our executive management team and other key personnel, all of whom will work on many complex matters that are critical to our success. The loss of services of any one or more members of our executive management team or other key personnel could delay or prevent the successful completion of some of our key activities. We do not intend to continue to carry “key person” insurance on any employee. Any employee may terminate his or her employment at any time without notice (or, in the case of Azur Pharma, with up to three months notice for certain employees) and without cause or good reason.

To grow our company we will need additional personnel. Competition for qualified personnel in the life sciences industry has historically been intense. If we cannot timely attract and retain quality personnel on acceptable terms, our failure to do so could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

 

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Risks Related to Our Intellectual Property

It is difficult and costly to protect our proprietary rights, and we may not be able to ensure their protection.

Our commercial success will depend in part on obtaining and maintaining patent protection and trade secret protection of our products and product candidates, their use and the methods used to manufacture and, in some cases, distribute them, as well as successfully defending these patents against third-party challenges. Our ability to protect our products and product candidates from unauthorized making, using, selling, offering to sell or importation by third parties depends on the extent to which we have rights under valid and enforceable patents, or have trade secrets that cover these activities.

The patent position of pharmaceutical companies can be highly uncertain and involve complex legal and factual questions for which important legal principles remain unresolved. Changes in either the patent laws or in interpretations of patent laws in the United States and other countries may diminish the value of our intellectual property. Even if we are able to obtain patents covering our products and product candidates, any patent may be challenged, invalidated, held unenforceable or circumvented. For example, even though Jazz Pharmaceuticals has nine patents covering Xyrem, with expiration dates between 2019 and 2024, and seven of the patents are listed in the FDA’s Orange Book, an ANDA was filed requesting permission from the FDA to market a generic form of Xyrem. Luvox CR is covered by a patent owned by Alkermes. The patent has an expiration date of May 10, 2020, and is listed in the FDA’s Orange Book. Three ANDAs were filed requesting permission from the FDA to market a generic form of Luvox CR. Similarly, Azur Pharma has three patents covering FazaClo LD and three patents covering FazaClo HD, all of which are listed in FDA’s Orange Book, which have expiration dates in 2017 and 2018. Three ANDAs were filed requesting approval from the FDA to market a generic form of FazaClo LD and one ANDA has been filed requesting approval from the FDA to market a generic form of FazaClo HD. Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have received notices from the companies that filed the ANDAs stating that such ANDAs included Paragraph IV certifications with respect to the patents listed in the FDA’s Orange Book.

The two formulation patents covering FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD which Azur Pharma licenses from CIMA are under re-examination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and both of the re-examination proceedings have proceeded to appeal at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is currently not possible to predict whether these re-examination proceedings will result in one or both of the patents being fully or partly invalidated. Any decision on the part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that results in one or both of the patents being fully or partly invalidated could accelerate the entry of generic competitors for FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD.

The existence of a patent will not necessarily prevent other companies from developing similar or therapeutically equivalent products or protect us from claims of third parties that our products infringe their issued patents, which may require licensing and the payment of significant fees or royalties. Competitors may successfully challenge our patents, produce similar products that do not infringe our patents, or manufacture products in countries where we have not applied for patent protection or that do not respect our patents. Accordingly, we cannot predict the breadth of claims that may be allowed or enforced in our patents, our licensed patents or in third-party patents.

On September 16, 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, or the Leahy-Smith Act, was signed into law. The Leahy-Smith Act includes a number of significant changes to United States patent law. These include provisions that affect the way patent applications will be prosecuted and may also affect patent litigation. The United States Patent Office is currently developing regulations and procedures to govern administration of the Leahy-Smith Act, and many of the substantive changes to patent law associated with the Leahy-Smith Act will not become effective until one year or 18 months after its enactment. Accordingly, it is too early to tell what, if any, impact the Leahy-Smith Act will have on the operation of our business. However, the Leahy-Smith Act and its implementation could increase the uncertainties and costs surrounding the prosecution of our patent applications and the enforcement or defense of our issued patents, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our business and financial condition.

 

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The degree of future protection to be afforded by our proprietary rights is uncertain because legal means afford only limited protection and may not adequately protect our rights or permit us to gain or keep our competitive advantage. For example:

 

   

others may be able to make products that are similar to our product candidates but that are not covered by the claims of our patents, or for which we are not licensed under our license agreements;

 

   

we or our licensors or partners might not have been the first to make the inventions covered by our issued patents or pending patent applications or the pending patent applications or issued patents of our licensors or partners;

 

   

we or our licensors or partners might not have been the first to file patent applications for these inventions;

 

   

others may independently develop similar or alternative products without infringing our intellectual property rights;

 

   

our pending patent applications may not result in issued patents;

 

   

our issued patents and the issued patents of our licensors or partners may not provide us with any competitive advantages, or may be held invalid or unenforceable as a result of legal challenges by third parties;

 

   

we may not develop additional proprietary products that are patentable; or

 

   

the patents of others may have an adverse effect on our business.

We also may rely on trade secrets and other unpatented proprietary information to protect our technology, especially where we do not believe patent protection is appropriate or obtainable. However, trade secrets are difficult to protect. Although we use reasonable efforts to protect our trade secrets and other unpatented proprietary information, our employees, consultants, advisors and partners may unintentionally or willfully disclose our proprietary information to competitors, and we may not have adequate remedies for such disclosures. If our employees, consultants, advisors and partners develop inventions or processes independently, or jointly with us, that may be applicable to our products under development, disputes may arise about ownership or proprietary rights to those inventions and processes. Enforcing a claim that a third party illegally obtained and is using any of our inventions or trade secrets is expensive and time consuming, and the outcome is unpredictable. In addition, courts outside of the United States are sometimes less willing to protect trade secrets. Moreover, our competitors may independently develop equivalent knowledge, methods and know-how.

Certain of the products we will sell, including Gastrocrom® and Urelle®, have no patent protection and, as a result, potential competitors face fewer barriers in introducing competing products. The introduction of competing products could adversely affect our sales of these products.

Our research and development collaborators may have rights to publish data and other information to which we have rights. In addition, we may engage individuals or entities to conduct research that may be relevant to our business. While the ability of these individuals or entities to publish or otherwise publicly disclose data and other information generated during the course of their research is subject to contractual limitations, these contractual provisions may be insufficient or inadequate to protect our trade secrets and may impair our patent rights. If we do not apply for patent protection prior to such publication, or if we cannot otherwise maintain the confidentiality of our innovations and other confidential information, then our ability to obtain patent protection or protect our proprietary information may be jeopardized. Moreover, a dispute may arise with our research and development collaborators over the ownership of rights to jointly developed intellectual property. Such disputes, if not successfully resolved, could lead to a loss of rights and possibly prevent us from pursuing certain new products or product candidates.

 

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We may incur substantial costs as a result of litigation or other proceedings relating to patent and other intellectual property rights and we may be unable to protect our rights to, or commercialize, our products.

Our ability, and that of our partners, to commercialize any approved products will depend, in part, on our ability to obtain patents, enforce those patents and operate without infringing the proprietary rights of third parties. The patent positions of pharmaceutical companies can be highly uncertain and involve complex legal and factual questions. Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have filed multiple U.S. patent applications and foreign counterparts, and may file additional U.S. and foreign patent applications related thereto. There can be no assurance that any issued patents we own or control will provide sufficient protection to conduct our business as proposed. Moreover, in part because of prior research performed and patent applications submitted in the same manner or similar fields, there can be no assurance that any patents will issue from the patent applications owned by us, or that we will remain free from infringement claims by third parties.

If we choose to go to court to stop someone else from pursuing the inventions claimed in our patents, our licensed patents or our partners’ patents, that individual or company has the right to ask the court to rule that these patents are invalid and/or should not be enforced against that third party. These lawsuits are expensive and consume time and other resources, even if we were successful in stopping the infringement of these patents. In addition, there is a risk that the court will decide that these patents are not valid and that we do not have the right to stop the other party from using the inventions. There is also the risk that, even if the validity of these patents is upheld, the court will refuse to stop the other party on the ground that the other party’s activities do not infringe our rights to these patents or that it is in the public interest to permit the infringing activity. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has filed and is prosecuting a lawsuit against Roxane and related to the Paragraph IV certifications delivered to Jazz Pharmaceuticals with respect to Xyrem. Azur Pharma and CIMA have filed and are prosecuting lawsuits against Novel and Mylan related to the Paragraph IV certifications delivered to Azur Pharma and CIMA with respect to FazaClo LD. Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Alkermes are prosecuting lawsuits against Actavis and Torrent related to the Paragraph IV certification delivered to us with respect to Luvox CR. We cannot assure you that these, or other lawsuits we may file in the future, will be successful in stopping the infringement of our patents, that any such litigation will be cost-effective, or that the litigation will have a satisfactory result for us.

A third party may claim that we or our manufacturing or commercialization partners are using inventions covered by the third party’s patent rights and may go to court to stop us from engaging in our normal operations and activities, including making or selling our products. Patent infringement lawsuits are costly and could affect our results of operations and divert the attention of management and development personnel. There is a risk that a court could decide that we or our partners are infringing third-party patent rights which could be very costly to us and have a material adverse effect on our business.

The pharmaceutical and life sciences industry has produced a proliferation of patents, and it is not always clear to industry participants, including us, which patents cover various types of products or methods. The coverage of patents is subject to interpretation by the courts, and the interpretation is not always uniform. If we are sued for patent infringement, we would need to demonstrate that our products or methods do not infringe the patent claims of the relevant patent and/or that the patent claims are invalid or unenforceable, and we may not be able to do this.

Because some patent applications in the United States may be maintained in secrecy until the patents are issued, because patent applications in the United States and many foreign jurisdictions are typically not published until 18 months after filing, and because publications in the scientific literature often lag behind actual discoveries, we cannot be certain that others have not filed patent applications for inventions covered by our licensors’ or our issued patents or pending applications, or that we or our licensors were the first inventors. Our competitors may have filed, and may in the future file, patent applications covering subject matter similar to ours. Any such patent application may have priority over our or our licensors’ patents or applications and could further require us to obtain rights to issued patents covering such subject matter. If another party has filed a U.S. patent application on inventions similar to ours, we may have to participate in an interference proceeding declared by

 

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the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to determine priority of invention in the United States. The costs of these proceedings could be substantial, and it is possible that such efforts would be unsuccessful, resulting in a loss of our U.S. patent position with respect to such inventions.

Some of our competitors may be able to sustain the costs of complex patent litigation more effectively than we can because they have substantially greater resources. In addition, any uncertainties resulting from the initiation and continuation of any litigation could have a material adverse effect on our ability to raise the funds necessary to continue our operations.

Risks Related to Our Industry

The regulatory approval process is expensive, time consuming and uncertain and may prevent us or our partners from obtaining approvals for the commercialization of some or all of our product candidates.

The research, testing, manufacturing, labeling, advertising and promotion, distributing and exporting of pharmaceutical products are subject to extensive regulation by FDA and other regulatory authorities in the United States and other countries, and regulations differ from country to country. Approval in the United States, or in any jurisdiction, does not ensure approval in other jurisdictions. The regulatory approval process is lengthy, expensive and uncertain, and we may be unable to obtain approval for our product candidates. We are not permitted to market our product candidates in the United States until we receive approval from the FDA for a new drug application, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as an “NDA.” Obtaining approval of an NDA can be a lengthy, expensive and uncertain process, and the FDA has substantial discretion in the approval process.

In addition, failure to comply with FDA and other applicable U.S. and foreign regulatory requirements may subject our company to administrative or judicially imposed sanctions, including warning letters, untitled letters, civil and criminal penalties, injunctions, product seizure or detention, product recalls, total or partial suspension of production, withdrawal of the products from the market and refusal to approve pending NDAs or supplements to approved NDAs. If we are unable to obtain regulatory approval of our product candidates, we will not be able to commercialize them and recoup our research and development costs.

Healthcare law and policy changes, including those based on recently enacted legislation, may impact our business in ways that we cannot currently predict and these changes could have a material adverse effect on our business and financial condition.

In March 2010, the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Healthcare Reform Act.” This law substantially changes the way healthcare is financed by both governmental and private insurers, and significantly impacts the pharmaceutical industry. The Healthcare Reform Act contains a number of provisions that are expected to impact our business and operations, in some cases in ways we cannot currently predict. Changes that may affect our business include those governing enrollment in federal healthcare programs, reimbursement changes, fraud and abuse and enforcement. These changes will impact existing government healthcare programs and will result in the development of new programs, including Medicare payment for performance initiatives and improvements to the physician quality reporting system and feedback program.

Additional provisions of the Healthcare Reform Act, some of which became effective in 2011, may negatively affect our revenues in the future. For example, as part of the Healthcare Reform Act’s provisions closing a funding gap that currently exists in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program (commonly known as the “donut hole”), we are required to provide a 50% discount on branded prescription drugs dispensed to beneficiaries within this donut hole. In addition, under the Healthcare Reform Act, the minimum Medicaid rebate has been increased from 15.1% to 23.1% of the average manufacturer price for our products. We expect that the Healthcare Reform Act and other healthcare reform measures that may be adopted in the future could have a

 

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material adverse effect on our industry generally and on our ability to maintain or increase our product sales or successfully commercialize our product candidates or could limit or eliminate our future spending on development projects.

In addition to the Healthcare Reform Act, there will continue to be proposals by legislators at both the federal and state levels, regulators and third-party payors to keep healthcare costs down while expanding individual healthcare benefits. Certain of these changes could impose limitations on the prices we will be able to charge for our products and any approved product candidates or the amounts of reimbursement available for these products from governmental agencies or third-party payors, or may increase the tax obligations on pharmaceutical companies such as ours.

To help patients afford our products, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have, and we will continue, various programs to assist them, including patient assistance programs, a Xyrem voucher program and coupon programs for certain products. Coupon programs, including our program for Xyrem, have recently received some negative publicity, and it is possible that new legislation could be enacted to restrict or otherwise negatively affect these programs. The enactment and implementation of any future healthcare reform legislation or policies could have a material adverse effect on our sales, business and financial condition.

We will be subject to significant ongoing regulatory obligations and oversight, which may result in significant additional expense and limit our ability to commercialize our products.

We will be subject to significant ongoing regulatory obligations, such as safety reporting requirements and additional post-marketing obligations, including regulatory oversight of the promotion and marketing of our products. In addition, the labeling, packaging, adverse event reporting, storage, advertising, promotion and recordkeeping for our products are, and any of our product candidates that may be approved by the FDA will be, subject to extensive and ongoing regulatory requirements. If we receive regulatory approvals to sell our products, the FDA and foreign regulatory authorities may impose significant restrictions on the indicated uses or marketing of our products, or impose requirements for burdensome post-approval study commitments. The terms of any product approval, including labeling, may be more restrictive than we desire and could affect the commercial potential of the product. If we become aware of previously unknown problems with any of our products in the United States or overseas or at our contract manufacturers’ facilities, a regulatory agency may impose restrictions on our products, our contract manufacturers or on us. In such an instance, we could experience a significant drop in the sales of the affected products, our product revenues and reputation in the marketplace may suffer, and we could become the target of lawsuits.

For a patient to be prescribed Prialt, the patient must have a surgically implanted infusion pump and the FDA has approved Prialt for use only with Medtronic’s SynchroMed® EL and SynchroMed® II programmable implantable pumps. Any regulatory action involving the pumps or Prialt’s delivery via the pumps could adversely impact sales of Prialt.

Some of Azur Pharma’s products, such as Urelle and prenatal vitamin products Natelle® and Gesticare®, have not been approved by the FDA, and the FDA may view them as unapproved new drugs. These products have historically been the subject of FDA enforcement discretion under which the FDA has generally prioritized action against marketed unapproved drugs that the FDA considers to present a potential safety risk, lack evidence of effectiveness, or be deceptively promoted, among other enforcement priority reasons. However, in a September 19, 2011 Compliance Policy Guide, the FDA announced a change to its enforcement policy for marketed unapproved drugs. In this guidance, the FDA informed marketers of unapproved drugs that all unapproved drugs introduced into the market after September 19, 2011 are subject to immediate enforcement action at any time, without prior notice. In addition, any formulation or labeling changes to a pre-September 19, 2011 product could potentially subject the manufacturer to immediate FDA enforcement action to remove such product from the market. We cannot assure you that the FDA will continue to permit marketing of any of the Azur Pharma products that have not been approved by the FDA in their existing formulations, or at all, without

 

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submission and approval of an NDA. Moreover, under the recent FDA guidance, any formulation or labeling changes to these products may also subject them to FDA enforcement action to remove them from the market.

The FDA and other governmental authorities also actively enforce regulations prohibiting off-label promotion, and the government has levied large civil and criminal fines against companies for alleged improper promotion. The government has also required companies to enter into complex corporate integrity agreements and/or non-prosecution agreements that impose significant reporting and other burdens on the affected companies. For example, a predecessor company to Jazz Pharmaceuticals was investigated for off-label promotion of Xyrem, and, while Jazz Pharmaceuticals was not prosecuted, as part of the settlement Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a term extending through mid-2012. The investigation resulted in significant fines and penalties, which Jazz Pharmaceuticals guaranteed and has been paying; the final payment is due in 2012. The corporate integrity agreement requires us to maintain a comprehensive compliance program. In the event of an uncured material breach or deliberate violation, as the case may be, of the corporate integrity agreement or the other definitive settlement agreements we entered into, we could be excluded from participation in Federal healthcare programs and/or subject to prosecution. In addition, in January 2010, Azur Pharma was served with a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois seeking documents relating to its interactions with a Chicago area psychiatrist. Azur Pharma responded to the subpoena in March and October 2010 and there has been no interaction from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois since early 2011. However, there can be no assurance that the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois will not make further requests for additional information from or take any further action against Azur Pharma.

We will also be subject to regulation by regional, national, state and local agencies, including the DEA, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the FTC, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other regulatory bodies, as well as governmental authorities in those foreign countries in which we commercialize our products. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act and other federal and state statutes and regulations govern to varying degrees the research, development, manufacturing and commercial activities relating to prescription pharmaceutical products, including preclinical testing, approval, production, labeling, sale, distribution, import, export, post-market surveillance, advertising, dissemination of information, promotion, marketing, and pricing to government purchasers and government healthcare programs. Our manufacturing partners are subject to many of the same requirements, which include obtaining sufficient quota from the DEA each year to manufacture sodium oxybate and Xyrem. Pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations, Azur Pharma is required to obtain a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce prior to the exportation of certain materials and technical information related to Prialt.

The federal healthcare program anti-kickback statute prohibits, among other things, knowingly and willfully offering, paying, soliciting, or receiving remuneration to induce or in return for purchasing, leasing, ordering or arranging for the purchase, lease or order of any healthcare item or service reimbursable under Medicare, Medicaid or other federally financed healthcare programs. This statute has been interpreted to apply to arrangements between pharmaceutical companies on one hand and prescribers, purchasers and formulary managers on the other. Although there are a number of statutory exemptions and regulatory safe harbors protecting certain common manufacturer business arrangements and activities from prosecution, the exemptions and safe harbors are drawn narrowly, and practices that involve remuneration intended to induce prescribing, purchases or recommendations of our products may be subject to scrutiny if they do not qualify for an exemption or safe harbor. We will seek to comply with the exemptions and safe harbors whenever possible, but our practices may not in all cases meet all of the criteria for safe harbor protection from anti-kickback liability.

The Federal False Claims Act prohibits any person from knowingly presenting, or causing to be presented, a false claim for payment to the federal government, or knowingly making, or causing to be made, a false statement to get a false claim paid. Many pharmaceutical and other healthcare companies have been investigated and have reached substantial financial settlements with the federal government under these laws for a variety of alleged marketing activities, including providing free product to customers with the expectation that the

 

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customers would bill federal programs for the product; providing consulting fees, grants, free travel, and other benefits to physicians to induce them to prescribe the company’s products; and inflating prices reported to private price publication services, which are used to set drug payment rates under government healthcare programs. Companies have been prosecuted for causing false claims to be submitted because of the marketing of their products for unapproved, and thus non-reimbursable, uses. Pharmaceutical and other healthcare companies have also been prosecuted on other legal theories of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

The majority of states also have statutes or regulations similar to the federal anti-kickback law and false claims laws, which apply to items and services reimbursed under Medicaid and other state programs, or, in several states, apply regardless of the payor. Several states now require pharmaceutical companies to report expenses relating to the marketing and promotion of pharmaceutical products and to report gifts and payments to individual physicians in the states. Other states prohibit providing meals to prescribers or other marketing related activities. Still other states require the posting of information relating to clinical studies and their outcomes. In addition, California, Nevada, and Massachusetts require pharmaceutical companies to implement compliance programs or marketing codes. Currently, several additional states are considering similar proposals.

Compliance with various federal and state laws is difficult and time consuming, and companies that violate them may face substantial penalties. The potential sanctions include civil monetary penalties, exclusion of a company’s products from reimbursement under government programs, criminal fines and imprisonment. Because of the breadth of these laws and the lack of extensive legal guidance in the form of regulations or court decisions, it is possible that some of our business activities could be subject to challenge under one or more of these laws. Such a challenge could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

The number and complexity of both federal and state laws continues to increase, and additional governmental resources are being added to enforce these laws and to prosecute companies and individuals who are believed to be violating them. In particular, the Healthcare Reform Act includes a number of provisions aimed at strengthening the government’s ability to pursue anti-kickback and false claims cases against pharmaceutical manufacturers and other healthcare entities, including substantially increased funding for healthcare fraud enforcement activities, enhanced investigative powers, amendments to the False Claims Act that make it easier for the government and whistleblowers to pursue cases for alleged kickback and false claim violations and, beginning in March 2013 for payments made in 2012, public reporting of payments by pharmaceutical manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals nationwide. While it is too early to predict what effect these changes will have on our business, we anticipate that government scrutiny of pharmaceutical sales and marketing practices will continue for the foreseeable future and subject us to the risk of government investigations and enforcement actions. Responding to a government investigation or enforcement action would be expensive and time-consuming, and could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

If we or the other parties with whom we work fail to comply with applicable regulatory requirements, we or they could be subject to a range of regulatory actions that could affect our or their ability to commercialize our products and could harm or prevent sales of the affected products, or could substantially increase the costs and expenses of commercializing and marketing our products. Any threatened or actual government enforcement action could also generate adverse publicity and require that we devote substantial resources that could otherwise be used in other aspects of our business.

If we fail to comply with our reporting and payment obligations under the Medicaid rebate program or other governmental pricing programs, we could be subject to additional reimbursement requirements, penalties, sanctions and fines which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

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participate in and have certain price reporting obligations to several state Medicaid supplemental rebate programs. Under the Medicaid rebate program, we pay a rebate to each state Medicaid program for our covered outpatient drugs that are dispensed to Medicaid beneficiaries and paid for by a state Medicaid program under a fee-for-service arrangement, as a condition of having federal funds being made available to the states for our drugs under Medicaid and Medicare Part B. Those rebates are based on pricing data reported by us on a monthly and quarterly basis to the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “CMS,” the federal agency that administers the Medicaid rebate program. These data include the average manufacturer price and, in the case of innovator products, the best price for each drug.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and subsequent legislation, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “PPACA,” made significant changes to the Medicaid rebate program. Effective March 23, 2010, rebates are also due on the utilization of Medicaid managed care organizations. With regard to the amount of the rebates owed, the PPACA increased the minimum Medicaid rebate for innovator drugs; changed the calculation of the rebate for certain innovator products that qualify as line extensions of existing drugs; and caps the total rebate amount for innovator drugs at 100% of the average manufacturer price. In addition, the PPACA and subsequent legislation changed the definition of average manufacturer price. Finally, the PPACA requires pharmaceutical manufacturers of branded prescription drugs to pay a new branded prescription drug fee to the federal government beginning in 2011. Each individual pharmaceutical manufacturer will pay a prorated share of the branded prescription drug fee of $2.5 billion in 2011 (and set to increase in ensuing years) based on the dollar value of its branded prescription drug sales to certain federal programs identified in the law.

The CMS has yet to issue regulations to implement any of the PPACA’s changes to the Medicaid rebate program. We cannot assure that there will not be additional increases in rebates or other costs and charges associated with participating in the Medicaid rebate program. Regulations continue to be issued and coverage expanded by various governmental agencies relating to these rebate programs, increasing the cost and complexity of compliance.

Federal law requires that any company that participates in the Medicaid rebate program also participate in the Public Health Service’s 340B drug pricing discount program in order for federal funds to be available for the manufacturer’s drugs under Medicaid and Medicare Part B. The 340B pricing program requires participating manufacturers to agree to charge statutorily-defined covered entities no more than the 340B “ceiling price” for the manufacturer’s covered outpatient drugs. The 340B ceiling price is calculated using a statutory formula which is based on the average manufacturer price and rebate amount for the covered outpatient drug as calculated under the Medicaid rebate program. To the extent the PPACA, as discussed above, changes the statutory and regulatory definitions of average manufacturer price and the Medicaid rebate amount, these changes also will affect our 340B ceiling price calculations.

These 340B covered entities include a variety of community health clinics and other entities that receive health services grants from the Public Health Service, as well as hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income patients. The PPACA expanded the 340B program to include additional entity types: certain free-standing cancer hospitals, critical access hospitals, rural referral centers and sole community hospitals, each as defined by the PPACA. Except for children’s hospitals, the PPACA exempts “orphan drugs”—those designated under section 526 of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act—from the ceiling price requirements for these newly-eligible entities.

Pricing and rebate calculations vary among products and programs. The calculations are complex and are often subject to interpretation by us, governmental or regulatory agencies and the courts. The Medicaid rebate amount is computed each quarter based on our submission to the CMS of our current average manufacturer prices and best prices for the quarter. If we become aware that our reporting for prior quarters was incorrect, or has changed as a result of recalculation of the pricing data, we are obligated to resubmit the corrected data for a period not to exceed 12 quarters from the quarter in which the data originally were due. Such restatements and

 

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recalculations serve to increase our costs for complying with the laws and regulations governing the Medicaid rebate program. Any corrections to our rebate calculations could result in an overage or underage in our rebate liability for past quarters, depending on the nature of the correction. Price recalculations also may affect the price that we are required to charge certain safety-net providers under the Public Health Service 340B drug discount program.

In addition to retroactive rebates and the potential for 340B Program refunds, if we are found to have knowingly submitted false average manufacturer price or best price information to the government, we may be liable for civil monetary penalties in the amount of $100,000 per item of false information. Our failure to submit monthly/quarterly average manufacturer price and best price data on a timely basis could result in a civil monetary penalty of $10,000 per day for each day the submission is late beyond the due date. In the event that CMS terminates our rebate agreement, no Federal payments would be available under Medicaid or Medicare Part B for our covered outpatient drugs.

In September 2010, the CMS and the Office of the Inspector General indicated that they intend more aggressively to pursue companies who fail to report this data to the government in a timely manner. Governmental agencies may also make changes in program interpretations, requirements or conditions of participation, some of which may have implications for amounts previously estimated or paid. The CMS recently published information stating that many companies’ monthly and quarterly submissions are incomplete or incorrect. We cannot assure you that our submissions will not be found by the CMS to be incomplete or incorrect.

The PPACA also obligates the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to create regulations and processes to improve the integrity of the program and to update the agreement that manufacturers must sign to participate in the program to obligate manufacturers to sell to covered entities if they sell to any other purchaser and to report to the government the ceiling prices for its drugs. In addition, Congress is currently considering legislation that, if passed, would further expand the 340B program to require participating manufacturers to agree to provide 340B discounted pricing on drugs used in the inpatient setting by certain covered entity hospitals, where those drugs are used for the covered entity’s uninsured inpatients.

Reimbursement may not be available for our products, which could diminish our sales or affect our ability to sell our products profitably.

In both U.S. and foreign markets, our ability to commercialize our products successfully and to attract strategic partners for our products depends in significant part on the availability of adequate financial coverage and reimbursement from third-party payors, including, in the United States, governmental payors such as the Medicare and Medicaid programs, managed care organizations and private health insurers. Third-party payors decide which drugs they will pay for and establish reimbursement and co-pay levels. Third-party payors are increasingly challenging the prices charged for medical products and services and examining their cost effectiveness, in addition to their safety and efficacy. In some cases, for example, third-party payors try to encourage the use of less expensive generic products through their prescription benefits coverage and reimbursement and co-pay policies. We may need to conduct expensive pharmacoeconomic studies in order to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of our products. Even with studies, our products may be considered less safe, less effective or less cost-effective than existing products, and third-party payors may not provide coverage and reimbursement for our products, in whole or in part. We cannot predict actions third-party payors may take, or whether they will limit the coverage and level of reimbursement for our products or refuse to provide any coverage at all. For example, because Luvox CR, FazaClo LD and FazaClo HD each compete in a market with both branded and generic products, reimbursement by government and private payors may be more challenging than for new chemical entities. We cannot be sure that reimbursement amounts, or the lack of reimbursement, will not reduce the demand for, or the price of, our products. If reimbursement is not available or is available only to limited levels, we may not be able to effectively commercialize our products.

 

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In recent years, there have been a number of legislative and regulatory changes in and proposals to change the healthcare system in ways that could impact our ability to sell our products profitably. These changes and proposals include measures that would limit or prohibit payments for some medical treatments or subject the pricing of drugs to government control and regulations changing the rebates we are required to provide. For example, a final rule published by the U.S. Department of Defense in March 2009 (and reissued in October 2010), implementing the terms of Section 703 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, established a program under which the Department of Defense expects rebates from pharmaceutical manufacturers on all prescriptions of “covered” drugs (including innovator drugs and biologics) filled under the TRICARE retail pharmacy program from January 28, 2008 forward, unless the Department of Defense agrees to a waiver or compromise of amounts due. Additionally, under the final rule, to remain eligible for inclusion on the Department of Defense Uniform Formulary, a pharmaceutical manufacturer must enter into a pricing agreement under which it agrees to pay rebates to the Department of Defense on TRICARE retail pharmacy utilization on a prospective basis. These rebates are meant to enable the Department of Defense to access pricing that is either close to or equal to “Federal Ceiling Prices,” as defined under the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992. Pursuant to the final rule, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma entered into separate pricing agreements with the Department of Defense in July 2009 and June 2009, respectively. These legislative and regulatory changes, including our execution of a Department of Defense pricing agreement, could impact our ability to maximize revenues in the Federal marketplace. As discussed above, recent legislative changes to the 340B drug pricing program, the Medicaid rebate program, and the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit also could impact our revenues.

We expect to experience pricing pressures in connection with the sale of our products due to the trend toward managed healthcare, the increasing influence of health maintenance organizations and additional legislative proposals. If we fail to successfully secure and maintain reimbursement coverage for our products or are significantly delayed in doing so, we will have difficulty achieving market acceptance of our products and our business will be harmed.

Product liability and product recalls could harm our business.

The development, manufacture, testing, marketing and sale of pharmaceutical products entail significant risk of product liability claims or recalls. Side effects of, or manufacturing defects in, the products sold by us could result in exacerbation of a patient’s condition, serious injury or impairments or even death. This could result in product liability claims and/or recalls of one or more of our products. Xyrem, Luvox CR, Prialt, Elestrin® and FazaClo all have boxed warnings in their labels.

Product liability claims may be brought by individuals seeking relief for themselves, or by groups seeking to represent a class. While Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have not had to defend against any product liability claims to date, as sales of our products increase, we believe it is likely product liability claims will be made against us. We cannot predict the frequency, outcome or cost to defend any such claims.

Product liability insurance coverage is expensive, can be difficult to obtain and may not be available in the future on acceptable terms, if at all. Partly as a result of product liability lawsuits related to pharmaceutical products, product liability and other types of insurance have become more difficult and costly for pharmaceutical companies to obtain. Our product liability insurance may not cover all of the future liabilities we might incur in connection with the development, manufacture or sale of our products. In addition, we may not continue to be able to obtain insurance on satisfactory terms or in adequate amounts.

A successful claim or claims brought against us in excess of available insurance coverage could subject us to significant liabilities and could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects. Such claims could also harm our reputation and the reputation of our products, adversely affecting our ability to market our products successfully. In addition, defending a product liability lawsuit is expensive and can divert the attention of key employees from operating our business.

 

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Product recalls may be issued at our discretion or at the discretion of our suppliers, government agencies and other entities that have regulatory authority for pharmaceutical sales. Any recall of our products could materially adversely affect our business by rendering us unable to sell that product for some time and by adversely affecting our reputation. A recall could also result in product liability claims.

Risks Related to the Financial Condition of New Jazz

Growing the business of New Jazz will require the commitment of substantial resources, which could result in future losses or otherwise limit the opportunities of New Jazz.

Growing the New Jazz business over the longer-term will require us to commit substantial resources towards in-licensing and/or acquiring new products and product candidates, or too costly and time-consuming product development and clinical trials of New Jazz product candidates. It will also require continued investment in the commercial operations of New Jazz. New Jazz’s future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including many of those discussed above, such as:

 

   

the revenues from New Jazz commercial products and the costs of New Jazz’s commercial operations;

 

   

the extent of generic competition for New Jazz products;

 

   

the cost of acquiring and/or licensing new products and product candidates;

 

   

the scope, rate of progress, results and costs of New Jazz’s development and clinical activities;

 

   

the cost and timing of obtaining regulatory approvals and of compliance with laws and regulations;

 

   

the cost of preparing, filing, prosecuting, defending and enforcing patent claims and other intellectual property rights;

 

   

the cost of investigations, litigation and/or settlements related to regulatory activities and third-party claims; and

 

   

changes in laws and regulations, including, for example, healthcare reform legislation.

One of New Jazz’s goals will be to expand the business through the licensing, acquisition and/or development of additional products and product candidates. There can be no assurance that New Jazz’s funds will be sufficient to fund these activities if opportunities arise, and New Jazz may be unable to expand the business if it does not have sufficient capital or cannot borrow or raise additional capital on attractive terms.

New Jazz may not be able to successfully maintain its low tax rates, which could adversely affect its business and financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

New Jazz will be incorporated in Ireland and will maintain subsidiaries in the United States and Bermuda. Azur Pharma was able to achieve a low blended tax rate through the performance of certain functions and ownership of certain assets in tax-efficient jurisdictions, including Ireland and Bermuda, together with intra-group service and transfer pricing agreements, each on an arm’s length basis. New Jazz intends to continue a substantially similar structure and arrangements following the completion of the transaction. Taxing authorities, such as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “IRS,” actively audit and otherwise challenge these types of arrangements, and have done so in the pharmaceutical industry. The IRS may challenge the New Jazz structure and transfer pricing arrangements through an audit or lawsuit. Responding to or defending such a challenge could be expensive and consume time and other resources, and divert management’s time and focus from operating the New Jazz business. New Jazz cannot predict whether taxing authorities will conduct an audit or file a lawsuit challenging this structure, the cost involved in responding to any such audit or lawsuit, or the outcome. If New Jazz is unsuccessful, it may be required to pay taxes for prior periods, interest, fines or penalties, and may be obligated to pay increased taxes in the future, any of which could require New Jazz to reduce its operating expenses, decrease efforts in support of its products or seek to raise additional funds, all of which could have a material adverse effect on the New Jazz business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

 

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New Jazz’s actual financial position and results of operations may differ materially from the unaudited pro forma financial data included in this proxy statement/prospectus.

The pro forma financial data contained in this proxy statement/prospectus are presented for illustrative purposes only and may not be an indication of what New Jazz’s financial condition or results of operations would have been had the merger been completed on the dates indicated. The pro forma financial data have been derived from the audited historical financial statements of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, and certain adjustments and assumptions have been made regarding the combined company after giving effect to the merger. Azur Pharma prepared historical financial statements in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “IFRS,” and the pro forma financial data include adjustments required to restate the historical financial information of Azur Pharma to U.S. GAAP. The information upon which these adjustments and assumptions have been made is preliminary, and these kinds of adjustments and assumptions are difficult to make with complete accuracy. Furthermore, the parties expect to have additional, currently unforseen expenses relating to effecting the merger and combining the companies’ operations. The pro forma financial data do not reflect these potential expenses and efficiencies. Accordingly, the actual financial condition and results of operations of the combined company following the merger may not be consistent with, or evident from, the pro forma financial data.

In addition, the assumptions used in preparing the pro forma financial information may not prove to be accurate, and other factors may affect New Jazz’s financial condition or results of operations following the merger. Any potential decline in New Jazz’s financial condition or results of operations may cause significant variations in the share price of New Jazz. See “Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Data.”

Risks Related to the New Jazz Ordinary Shares

The market price of New Jazz ordinary shares may be volatile, and the value of your investment could decline significantly.

Investors who hold New Jazz ordinary shares may not be able to sell their shares at or above the price at which they purchased the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock. The price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock has fluctuated significantly from time to time and has increased substantially in the past year, and New Jazz cannot predict the price of its ordinary shares. The risk factors described above relating to the New Jazz business and products could cause the price of New Jazz ordinary shares to fluctuate significantly. In addition, the stock market in general, including the market for life sciences companies, has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have often been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of those companies. These broad market and industry factors may seriously harm the market price of New Jazz ordinary shares, regardless of New Jazz’s operating performance. In addition, the New Jazz stock price may be dependent upon the valuations and recommendations of the analysts who cover the New Jazz business, and if its results do not meet the analysts’ forecasts and expectations, New Jazz’s stock price could decline as a result of analysts lowering their valuations and recommendations or otherwise. In the past, following periods of volatility in the market, securities class-action litigation has often been instituted against companies. Such litigation, if instituted against New Jazz, could result in substantial costs and diversion of management’s attention and resources, which could materially and adversely affect New Jazz’s business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.

Future sales of New Jazz ordinary shares in the public market could cause volatility in the price of New Jazz shares or cause the share price to fall.

Sales of a substantial number of New Jazz ordinary shares in the public market, or the perception that these sales might occur, could depress the market price of New Jazz ordinary shares, and could impair New Jazz’s ability to raise capital through the sale of additional equity securities.

 

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As of October 17, 2011, the holders of up to 13,509,306 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, which include individuals expected to become New Jazz executive officers following the merger, together with the shareholders with which individuals expected to become directors of New Jazz are affiliated or associated, were entitled to certain rights with respect to the registration of such shares under the Securities Act under an amended and restated investor rights agreement that Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into with these holders in June 2007. In addition, upon exercise of outstanding options by Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers, such executive officers will be entitled to rights under the amended and restated investor rights agreement with respect to registration of the shares of common stock acquired on exercise. The merger agreement contemplates that New Jazz will assume the rights and obligations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the amended and restated investor rights agreement with respect to the New Jazz ordinary shares received by such holders in the merger. If such holders, by exercising their registration rights or otherwise, sell a large number of shares, they could adversely affect the market price for New Jazz ordinary shares. If in the future New Jazz files a registration statement and includes shares held by these holders pursuant to the exercise of their registration rights or otherwise, these sales may impair New Jazz’s ability to raise capital. In addition, it is expected that New Jazz will file registration statements on Form S-8 under the Securities Act to register the ordinary shares reserved for issuance under its equity incentive and employee stock purchase plans, and intends to file additional registration statements on Form S-8 to register the ordinary shares automatically added each year to the share reserves under these plans.

Pursuant to the terms of an investor rights agreement, dated July 7, 2009, which Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into in connection with a private placement completed on July 7, 2009, Jazz Pharmaceuticals filed a registration statement under the Securities Act registering the resale of the 1,895,734 shares of common stock issued to the investors pursuant to a securities purchase agreement that Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into with the investors on July 6, 2009, as well as the 947,867 shares of common stock underlying the warrants that Jazz Pharmaceuticals issued to the investors pursuant to the securities purchase agreement. The merger agreement contemplates that New Jazz will assume the rights and obligations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under this investor rights agreement with respect to the New Jazz ordinary shares received by such holders in the merger. In addition, if New Jazz proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act, either for its own account or for the account of others, the investors are entitled to notice of the registration and are entitled to include, at New Jazz’s expense, their New Jazz ordinary shares in the registration and any related underwriting, provided, among other conditions, that the underwriters may limit the number of shares to be included in the registration.

The merger agreement contemplates that Azur Pharma and the holders of record of Azur Pharma ordinary shares as of the date of the merger agreement, which are collectively referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Azur Pharma rights parties,” will enter into a registration rights agreement, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “registration rights agreement,” providing for the registration for resale under the Securities Act of the New Jazz ordinary shares held by the Azur Pharma rights parties immediately following the closing, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “registrable securities.” Pursuant to the registration rights agreement, Azur Pharma agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC covering the resale of all of the registrable securities as soon as reasonably practicable following the date the registration statement of which this proxy statement/prospectus is a part is declared effective by the SEC, and to use its reasonable best efforts to cause such resale registration statement, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Azur Pharma resale registration statement,” to become effective under the Securities Act by the closing date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter. See “Other Related Agreements—Registration Rights Agreement.”

We expect that generally, U.S. stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals should be taxable on gain recognized, if any, on the receipt of New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock pursuant to the merger. Since the stockholders are not receiving cash in the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders may choose to sell New Jazz ordinary shares to generate cash to satisfy their tax obligations, which could increase the number of New Jazz ordinary shares being sold in the public market and the volatility of the price of New Jazz ordinary shares.

 

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New Jazz’s executive officers and directors, together with their respective affiliates, will own a significant percentage of the New Jazz ordinary shares and will be able to exercise significant influence over matters subject to stockholder approval.

The individuals expected to become New Jazz executive officers and directors following the merger, together with the shareholders with which such directors are affiliated or associated, will beneficially own approximately 48.08% of the New Jazz ordinary shares outstanding immediately following the merger, based on the assumptions described in and as calculated in the section entitled “Principal Shareholders Following the Merger.” Accordingly, such executive officers and directors, together with their respective affiliates or associates, will be able to exercise significant influence over matters subject to stockholder approval. This concentration of ownership could also have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control or otherwise discouraging a potential acquirer from attempting to obtain control of New Jazz, which in turn could have a material adverse effect on the market value of New Jazz ordinary shares, and may prevent attempts by New Jazz shareholders to replace or remove the New Jazz board of directors or management.

The New Jazz ordinary shares to be received by Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders in connection with the merger will have different rights from the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock.

Upon consummation of the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will become New Jazz shareholders and their rights as shareholders will be governed by New Jazz’s memorandum and articles of association and Irish law. The rights associated with Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock are different from the rights associated with New Jazz ordinary shares. See “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Common Stock and New Jazz Ordinary Shares.”

New Jazz may not have sufficient distributable reserves to pay dividends or repurchase or redeem shares following the merger even if considered appropriate by the New Jazz board of directors. New Jazz can provide no assurance that Irish High Court approval of the creation of distributable reserves will be forthcoming.

If New Jazz proposes to pay dividends in the future, it may be unable to do so under Irish law. Under Irish law, dividends may only be paid, and share repurchases and redemptions must generally be funded only out of, “distributable reserves.” New Jazz may not have distributable reserves immediately following the closing even if Proposal 5, to approve the creation or increase of distributable reserves of New Jazz, is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. The creation or increase of distributable reserves requires the approval of the Irish High Court. New Jazz is not aware of any reason why the Irish High Court would not approve the creation or increase of distributable reserves; however, the issuance of the required order is a matter for the discretion of the Irish High Court and there is no guarantee that such approval will be forthcoming. Even if the Irish High Court does approve the creation or increase of distributable reserves, it may take substantially longer than the parties anticipate.

New Jazz does not expect to pay dividends for the foreseeable future, and you must rely on increases in the trading prices of the New Jazz ordinary shares for returns on your investment.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals has never paid cash dividends on its common stock. New Jazz does not expect to pay dividends in the immediate future. New Jazz anticipates that it will retain all earnings, if any, to support its operations and its proprietary drug development programs. Any future determination as to the payment of dividends will, subject to Irish legal requirements, be at the sole discretion of the New Jazz board of directors and will depend on New Jazz’s financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements and other factors the New Jazz board of directors deems relevant. Holders of New Jazz ordinary shares must rely on increases in the trading price of their shares for returns on their investment in the foreseeable future.

 

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After the completion of the merger, attempted takeovers of New Jazz will be subject to Irish Takeover Rules and subject to review by the Irish Takeover Panel.

Delaware’s anti-takeover statutes and laws regarding directors’ fiduciary duties give the boards of directors broad latitude to defend against unwanted takeover proposals. Following the closing, New Jazz will become subject to Irish Takeover Rules, as discussed in greater detail under “Description of New Jazz Ordinary Shares—Antitakeover Provisions,” under which the New Jazz board of directors will not be permitted to take any action which might frustrate an offer for New Jazz ordinary shares once it has received an approach which may lead to an offer or has reason to believe an offer is imminent. Further, it could be more difficult for New Jazz to obtain shareholder approval for a merger or negotiated transaction after the closing of the business combination because the shareholder approval requirements for certain types of transactions differ, and in some cases are greater, under Irish law than under Delaware law. Please see “Description of New Jazz Ordinary Shares.”

Following the completion of the merger, a future transfer of New Jazz ordinary shares may be subject to Irish stamp duty.

In certain circumstances, the transfer of shares in an Irish incorporated company will be subject to Irish stamp duty, which is a legal obligation of the buyer. This duty is currently charged at the rate of 1.0% of the price paid or the market value of the shares acquired, if higher. However, transfers of book-entry interests in the Depositary Trust Company, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “DTC,” representing New Jazz ordinary shares should not be subject to Irish stamp duty. Accordingly, transfers by shareholders who hold their New Jazz ordinary shares beneficially through brokers which in turn hold those shares through DTC, should not be subject to Irish stamp duty on transfers to holders who also hold through DTC. This exemption is available because New Jazz ordinary shares will be traded on a recognized stock exchange in the United States.

New Jazz, in its absolute discretion and insofar as the Companies Acts or any other applicable law permit, may, or may provide that a subsidiary of New Jazz will, pay Irish stamp duty arising on a transfer of New Jazz ordinary shares on behalf of the transferee of such New Jazz ordinary shares. If stamp duty resulting from the transfer of New Jazz ordinary shares which would otherwise be payable by the transferee is paid by New Jazz or any subsidiary of New Jazz on behalf of the transferee, then in those circumstances, New Jazz will, on its behalf or on behalf of its subsidiary (as the case may be), be entitled to (i) seek reimbursement of the stamp duty from the transferee, (ii) set-off the stamp duty against any dividends payable to the transferee of those New Jazz ordinary shares and (iii) claim a first and permanent lien on the New Jazz ordinary shares on which stamp duty has been paid by New Jazz or its subsidiary for the amount of stamp duty paid. New Jazz’s lien shall extend to all dividends paid on those New Jazz ordinary shares.

Dividends paid by New Jazz may be subject to Irish dividend withholding tax.

In certain circumstances, as an Irish tax resident company, New Jazz will be required to deduct Irish dividend withholding tax (currently at the rate of 20%) from dividends paid to its shareholders. Shareholders that are resident in the United States, European Union member states (other than Ireland) or other countries with which Ireland has signed a tax treaty (whether the treaty has been ratified or not) generally should not be subject to Irish withholding tax so long as the shareholder has provided its broker, for onward transmission to New Jazz’s qualifying intermediary or other designated agent (in the case of shares held beneficially), or New Jazz or its transfer agent (in the case of shares held directly), with all the necessary documentation by the appropriate due date prior to payment of the dividend. However, some shareholders may be subject to withholding tax, which could adversely affect the price of New Jazz ordinary shares. See “Certain Tax Consequences of the Merger—Irish Tax Considerations.”

 

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Risks Related to the Tax Consequences of the Merger

The IRS may not agree with the conclusion that New Jazz should be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes following the merger.

Although New Jazz will be incorporated in Ireland, the IRS may assert that it should be treated as a U.S. corporation (and, therefore, a U.S. tax resident) for U.S. federal tax purposes pursuant to section 7874 of the code. For U.S. federal tax purposes, a corporation generally is considered a tax resident in the jurisdiction of its organization or incorporation. Because Azur Pharma is, and New Jazz will continue to be after the merger, an Irish incorporated entity, it would be classified as a foreign corporation (and, therefore, a non-U.S. tax resident) under these rules. Section 7874 of the code provides an exception under which a foreign incorporated entity may, in certain circumstances, be treated as a U.S. corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes.

For New Jazz to be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes under section 7874 of the code, either (1) the former stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals must own (within the meaning of section 7874 of the code) less than 80% (by both vote and value) of New Jazz ordinary shares by reason of holding shares in Jazz Pharmaceuticals, or (2) New Jazz must have substantial business activities in Ireland after the merger (taking into account the activities of New Jazz’s expanded affiliated group). The Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders are expected to own less than 80% of the New Jazz share capital after the merger by reason of their ownership of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock. As a result, New Jazz should be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes.

It is possible that the IRS could disagree with the position that the ownership test is satisfied and assert that section 7874 of the code applies to treat New Jazz as a U.S. corporation following the merger. There is limited guidance regarding the code section 7874 provisions, including the application of the ownership test described above. Moreover, new statutory and/or regulatory provisions under section 7874 of the code or otherwise could be enacted that adversely affect New Jazz’s status as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes, and any such provisions could have retroactive application to New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, their respective shareholders, and/or the merger.

Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Merger—U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—U.S. Federal Tax Classification of New Jazz as a Result of the Merger” for a full discussion of the application of section 7874 of the code to the merger.

Section 7874 of the code likely will limit Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its U.S. affiliates’ ability to utilize their U.S. tax attributes to offset certain U.S. taxable income, if any, generated by the merger and ancillary transactions for a period of time following the merger.

Following certain acquisitions of a U.S. corporation by a foreign corporation, section 7874 of the code limits the ability of the acquired U.S. corporation and its U.S. affiliates to utilize U.S. tax attributes such as net operating losses to offset U.S. taxable income resulting from certain transactions as more fully described in “Certain Tax Consequences of the Merger—U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—Potential Limitation on the Utilization of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ (and Its U.S. Affiliates’) Tax Attributes.” Based on the limited guidance available, it is currently expected that this limitation should apply following the merger. As a result, it is not currently expected that Jazz Pharmaceuticals or its U.S. affiliates will be able to utilize their U.S. tax attributes to offset their U.S. taxable income, if any, resulting from certain taxable transactions following the merger. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Merger—U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—Potential Limitation on the Utilization of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (and Its U.S. Affiliates’) Tax Attributes.” Notwithstanding this limitation, it is expected that Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be able to fully utilize its U.S. net operating losses prior to their expiration. As a result of this limitation, however, it may take Jazz Pharmaceuticals longer to use its net operating losses. Moreover, contrary to these expectations, it is possible that the limitation under section 7874 of the code on the utilization of U.S. tax attributes could prevent Jazz Pharmaceuticals from fully utilizing its U.S. tax attributes prior to their expiration if Jazz Pharmaceuticals does not generate taxable income consistent with its expectations.

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This proxy statement/prospectus and the documents that Jazz Pharmaceuticals has filed with the SEC that are incorporated in this proxy statement/prospectus by reference contain certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the respective financial conditions, results of operations, financial projections and businesses of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and New Jazz, and the expected impact of the proposed merger on New Jazz and its business. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “could,” “would,” “will,” “may,” “can,” “continue,” “potential,” “should,” and the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology often identify forward-looking statements. Statements included or incorporated in this proxy statement/prospectus that are not historical facts are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements” for the purpose of the safe harbor provided by section 27A of the Securities Act and section 21E of the Exchange Act. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed under the sections captioned “Risk Factors” contained in this proxy statement/prospectus and in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2011, as updated or superseded by the risks and uncertainties described under similar headings in the other documents that are filed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals after the date hereof and incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about:

 

   

the completion of the proposed merger and the timing thereof;

 

   

the expected synergies and other benefits, including tax, financial and strategic benefits, to New Jazz and the respective stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma of the proposed merger;

 

   

the expected tax consequences to holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock and New Jazz ordinary shares;

 

   

the expected accounting treatment for the proposed merger;

 

   

future sales of Xyrem and the other products of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and New Jazz;

 

   

the expected financial performance and results of New Jazz following completion of the proposed merger;

 

   

the ability to obtain adequate clinical and commercial supplies of product candidates and products of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and New Jazz from current and new single source suppliers and manufacturers;

 

   

the ability of each of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and New Jazz to protect its intellectual property and defend its patents;

 

   

the sufficiency of each of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’, Azur Pharma’s and New Jazz’s cash resources, and expectations regarding their respective future cash flow, expenses, revenues, financial results and capital requirements; and

 

   

financial projections of New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma and assumptions related thereto.

Many of the important factors that will determine these results are beyond the ability of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to control or predict. You are cautioned not to put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus or the date of any document incorporated by reference. You should carefully read this proxy statement/prospectus together with the information incorporated herein by reference as described under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information,” completely and with the understanding that actual future results may be materially different from those that are expected by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. Except as otherwise required by law, none of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma or New Jazz undertakes any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS AND VOTING

How do I attend the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting?

You are invited to attend the special meeting to vote on the proposals described in this proxy statement/prospectus. The special meeting will be held on [],[], 2011, at [] local time at the offices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals located at 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304. Directions to the special meeting may be found on Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ website, www.jazzpharmaceuticals.com, in the section titled “Company” under the subsection titled “Driving Directions.” Information on how to vote in person at the special meeting is discussed below. However, you do not need to attend the special meeting to vote your shares.

Who can vote at the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting?

Only Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders of record at the close of business on [], 2011 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting. On this record date, there were [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding and entitled to vote.

Stockholders of Record: Shares Registered in Your Name

If on [], 2011 your shares were registered directly in your name with the Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, then you are a stockholder of record. As a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the special meeting or vote by proxy. Whether or not you plan to attend the special meeting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals urges you to vote by proxy over the telephone or on the internet as instructed below, or fill out and return a proxy card.

Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of a Broker or Bank

If on [], 2011 your shares were held not in your name, but rather in an account at a brokerage firm, bank, dealer, or other similar organization, then you are the beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” and this proxy statement/prospectus is being sent to you by that organization. The organization holding your account is considered to be the stockholder of record for purposes of voting at the special meeting. As a beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker or other agent regarding how to vote the shares in your account by following the instructions that the broker, bank or other nominee provides you along with this proxy statement/prospectus. You are also invited to attend the special meeting. However, since you are not the stockholder of record, you may not vote your shares in person at the special meeting unless you request and obtain a valid proxy from your broker or other agent.

What am I voting on?

There are six matters scheduled for a vote at the special meeting:

 

   

Proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 1);

 

   

Proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement (Proposal 2);

 

   

Proposal to approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (Proposal 3);

 

   

Proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Proposal 4);

 

   

Proposal to approve the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz (Proposal 5); and

 

   

Proposal to approve the adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 6).

 

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What are the voting recommendations of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors?

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors recommends that you vote your shares:

 

   

“For” the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger (Proposal 1);

 

   

“For” approval, on an advisory basis, of certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement (Proposal 2);

 

   

“For” approval of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (Proposal 3);

 

   

“For” approval of the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Proposal 4);

 

   

“For” approval of the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz (Proposal 5); and

 

   

“For” adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger (Proposal 6).

What if another matter is properly brought before the special meeting?

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors knows of no other matters that will be presented for consideration at the special meeting. If any other matters are properly brought before the special meeting, it is the intention of the persons named in the accompanying proxy to vote on those matters in accordance with their best judgment.

How do I vote?

For each of the proposals, you may vote “For” or “Against”, or you may abstain from voting.

Stockholders of Record: Shares Registered in Your Name

If you are a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the special meeting, you may vote by proxy using the enclosed proxy card, or you may vote by proxy over the telephone or on the internet as instructed below. Whether or not you plan to attend the special meeting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals urges you to vote by proxy to ensure your vote is counted. You may still attend the special meeting and vote in person even if you have already voted by proxy.

 

   

To vote in person, come to the special meeting and we will give you a ballot when you arrive.

 

   

To vote using a proxy card, simply complete, sign and date the enclosed proxy card and return it promptly in the envelope provided. If you return your signed proxy card to Jazz Pharmaceuticals before the special meeting, the proxy holders will vote your shares as you direct.

 

   

To vote by telephone, dial toll-free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the U.S., U.S. territories and Canada using a touch-tone phone and follow the recorded instructions. You will be asked to provide the company number and control number from the enclosed proxy card. Your vote must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on [], 2011 to be counted.

 

   

To vote through the internet, go to www.investorvote.com/JAZZ to complete an electronic proxy card. You will be asked to provide the company number and control number from the enclosed proxy card. Your vote must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on [], 2011 to be counted.

Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of Broker or Bank

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agent to ensure that your vote is counted. Alternatively, you may vote by telephone or over the internet as instructed by your broker or bank. To vote in person at the special meeting, you must obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank, or other agent. Follow the voting instructions provided by your broker, bank, or other agent and included with this proxy statement/prospectus, or contact your broker or bank to request a proxy form.

 

Jazz Pharmaceuticals provides internet proxy voting to allow you to vote your shares online, with procedures designed to ensure the authenticity and correctness of your proxy vote instructions. However, please be aware that you must bear any costs associated with your internet access, such as usage charges from internet access providers and telephone companies.

How many votes do I have?

On each matter to be voted upon, you have one vote for each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock you own as of [], 2011.

What if I return a proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific choices?

Stockholder of Record: Shares Registered in Your Name

If you are a stockholder of record and you indicate when voting on the internet or by telephone that you wish to vote as recommended by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, which recommendations are summarized under “What are the voting recommendations of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors?” above, or if you sign and return a proxy card without giving specific voting instructions, then the proxy holders will vote your shares in the manner recommended by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors on all matters presented in this proxy statement/prospectus and as the proxy holders may determine in their discretion with respect to any other matters properly presented for a vote at the special meeting.

Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of a Broker or Bank

If you are a beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” and you do not provide the organization that holds your shares with specific instructions, under the rules of various national and regional securities exchanges, the organization that holds your shares may generally vote on routine matters but cannot vote on non-routine matters. If the organization that holds your shares does not receive instructions from you on how to vote your shares on a non-routine matter, the organization that holds your shares will inform the inspector of elections for the special meeting that it does not have the authority to vote on this matter with respect to your shares. This is generally referred to as a “broker non-vote.” When Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ inspector of elections tabulates the votes for any particular matter, broker non-votes will be counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present, but will not be counted toward the vote total for any proposal. Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that each of the proposals presented at the special meeting will be considered non-routine matters, so Jazz Pharmaceuticals encourages you to provide voting instructions to the organization that holds your shares to ensure that your vote is counted on all six proposals.

Who is paying for this proxy solicitation?

Jazz Pharmaceuticals will pay for the entire cost of soliciting proxies. In addition to this proxy statement/prospectus, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors and employees may also solicit proxies in person, by telephone, or by other means of communication. Directors and employees will not be paid any additional compensation for soliciting proxies. Jazz Pharmaceuticals may also reimburse brokerage firms, banks and other agents for the cost of forwarding proxy materials to beneficial owners.

What does it mean if I receive more than one proxy statement/prospectus?

If you receive more than one proxy statement/prospectus, your shares may be registered in more than one name or are registered in different accounts. Please follow the voting instructions included with each proxy statement/prospectus to ensure that all of your shares are voted.

 

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Can I change my vote after submitting my proxy?

Yes. You can revoke your proxy at any time before the final vote at the special meeting. If you are the record holder of your shares, you may revoke your proxy in any one of the following ways:

 

   

You may submit another properly completed proxy card with a later date.

 

   

You may grant a subsequent proxy by telephone or through the internet.

 

   

You may send a timely written notice that you are revoking your proxy to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Secretary at 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304.

 

   

You may attend the special meeting and vote in person. Simply attending the special meeting will not, by itself, revoke your proxy.

Your most recent proxy card or telephone or internet proxy is the one that is counted.

If your shares are held by your broker or bank as a nominee or agent, you should follow the instructions provided by your broker or bank.

How are votes counted?

Votes will be counted by the inspector of election appointed for the special meeting, who will separately count “For”, “Against,” “Abstain” and broker non-votes. Abstentions and broker non-votes will be treated as shares present for the purpose of determining the presence of a quorum for the transaction of business at the special meeting. Abstentions will be counted towards the tabulation of shares present in person or represented by proxy and will have the same effect as votes “Against” each of the proposals. Although broker non-votes will be treated as shares present for the purpose of determining the presence of a quorum, broker non-votes will not be counted for purposes of determining the number of shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote with respect to a particular proposal. Thus, a broker non-vote will not affect the outcome of the vote on Proposals 2 through 6. A broker non-vote will, however, have the same effect as an “Against” vote on Proposal 1.

How many votes are needed to approve each proposal?

 

   

Proposal 1: The proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger must receive a “For” vote from the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting.

 

   

Proposal 2: The proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, certain compensatory arrangements between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its named executive officers relating to the merger contemplated by the merger agreement must receive a “For” vote from at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote, although such vote will not be binding on Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

 

   

Proposal 3: The proposal to approve the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan must receive a “For” vote from at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote.

 

   

Proposal 4: The proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan must receive a “For” vote from at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote.

 

   

Proposal 5: The proposal to approve the creation or increase of “distributable reserves” of New Jazz must receive a “For” vote from at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote.

 

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Proposal 6: The proposal to approve the adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger must receive a “For” vote from at least a majority of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock represented either in person or by proxy at the special meeting and entitled to vote.

How many shares will Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers and directors be entitled to vote at the special meeting? Do you expect them to vote in favor of the proposals?

As of the record date, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers and directors, together with the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated, had the right to vote approximately [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, representing approximately []% of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock then outstanding and entitled to vote at the special meeting. Jazz Pharmaceuticals expects that its executive officers and directors, and the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated, will vote “For” each of the proposals described above.

In addition, certain of the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated entered into voting agreements with Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma pursuant to which these stockholders agreed, among other things, to vote their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and in favor of any proposal to adjourn or postpone the special meeting to a later date if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement. These stockholders also granted Azur Pharma irrevocable proxies to vote their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in favor of, among other things, the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger, and any proposal to adjourn or postpone the special meeting to a later date if there are not sufficient votes in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger. Approximately [] shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, which represent approximately []% of the outstanding shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock as of the record date, are subject to these voting agreements and irrevocable proxies. For more information regarding the voting agreements, see the section entitled “Other Related Agreements—The Voting Agreements” on page 135 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

What is the quorum requirement?

A quorum of stockholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. A quorum will be present if stockholders holding at least a majority of the outstanding shares entitled to vote are present at the special meeting in person or represented by proxy. On the record date, there were [] shares outstanding and entitled to vote.

Your shares will be counted towards the quorum only if you submit a valid proxy (or one is submitted on your behalf by your broker, bank or other nominee) or if you vote in person at the special meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes will be treated as shares present for the purpose of determining the presence of a quorum. If there is no quorum, the chairperson of the special meeting or a majority of shares present at the special meeting in person or represented by proxy may adjourn the special meeting to another date.

Should I send in my stock certificate with my proxy card?

No. As described on page 119 of this proxy statement/prospectus, Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders will be sent materials for exchanging shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock shortly after the completion of the merger. Because of the potential Irish stamp duty on transfer of New Jazz ordinary shares, Jazz Pharmaceuticals strongly recommends that all directly registered Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders open broker accounts so they can transfer their shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock into DTC prior to their exchange for New Jazz ordinary shares.

How can I find out the results of the voting at the special meeting?

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Form 8-K filed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals with the SEC on or before the fourth business day following the special meeting. If final voting results are not available to Jazz Pharmaceuticals in time to file a Form 8-K within four business days following the special meeting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals intends to file a Form 8-K to publish preliminary results and, within four business days after the final results are known to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, file an additional Form 8-K to publish the final results.

Will Jazz Pharmaceuticals hold an annual meeting in 2012? If so, when are stockholder proposals due for that meeting?

If the merger is completed, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Jazz and will not have any public stockholders. As a result, there will be no public participation in any future meeting of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. However, if the merger is not completed or if Jazz Pharmaceuticals is otherwise required to do so under applicable law, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will hold an annual meeting of stockholders in 2012. In addition, if the merger is completed in a timely manner, it is expected that New Jazz will hold an annual general meeting of shareholders in 2012. For more information regarding New Jazz annual general meetings of shareholders, please see “Description of New Jazz Ordinary Shares—Annual Meetings of Shareholders.”

In the event that Jazz Pharmaceuticals holds an annual meeting of stockholders in 2012, stockholders may submit proposals on matters appropriate for stockholder action at meetings of its stockholders in accordance with Rule 14a-8 promulgated under the Exchange Act. For such proposals to be included in Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ proxy materials relating to its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, if held, all applicable requirements of Rule 14a-8 must be satisfied and, pursuant to Rule 14a-8, such proposals must be received by Jazz Pharmaceuticals no later than December 13, 2011. However, if the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders is not held between April 24, 2012 and June 23, 2012, then the deadline will be a reasonable time prior to the time Jazz Pharmaceuticals begins to print and mail its proxy materials. Such proposals should be delivered to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Attn: Secretary, 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304.

Pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ bylaws, if you wish to bring a proposal before the stockholders or nominate a director at the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, if held, but you are not requesting that your proposal or nomination be included in the proxy materials for the meeting, you must notify Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Secretary, in writing, not later than the close of business on February 24, 2012 nor earlier than the close of business on January 25, 2012. However, if the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders is not held between April 24, 2012 and June 23, 2012, to be timely, notice by the stockholder must be so received not earlier than the close of business on the 120th day prior to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders and not later than the close of business on the later of the 90th day prior to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders or the tenth day following the day on which public announcement of the date of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders is first made.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals also advises you to review its bylaws, which contain additional requirements about advance notice of stockholder proposals and director nominations. Among other things, a stockholder’s notice to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Secretary must set forth the information required by Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ bylaws with respect to each matter the stockholder proposes to bring before the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, if held. The chairperson of the 2012 annual meeting of stockholders may determine, if the facts warrant, that a matter has not been properly brought before the meeting and, therefore, may not be considered at the meeting. In addition, the proxy solicited by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors for the Jazz Pharmaceuticals 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, if held, will confer discretionary voting authority with respect to (i) any proposal presented by a stockholder at that meeting for which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has not been provided with timely notice and (ii) any proposal made in accordance with Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ bylaws, if the 2012 proxy statement briefly describes the matter and how management’s proxy holders intend to vote on it, if the stockholder does not comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-4(c)(2) promulgated under the Exchange Act.

 

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THE REORGANIZATION AND THE MERGER

The Reorganization of Azur Pharma

Prior to the effective time, and in accordance with schedule 1 to the merger agreement, Azur Pharma will carry out a reorganization of its capital structure. The reorganization consists of a series of corporate actions as a result of which: (i) Azur Pharma has become a public limited company, and will be renamed Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, with an authorized share capital denominated in dollars (in addition to Euro-denominated share capital required for the re-registration of Azur Pharma as a public limited company under the Companies Acts, which are held by a nominee and which have no voting or dividend rights and a limited right to a return of capital on a winding-up of Azur Pharma); and (ii) the number of Azur Pharma ordinary shares held by the Azur Pharma shareholders will be reduced such that, after giving effect to the issuance of the merger consideration to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, Azur Pharma’s shareholders would own slightly over 20% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement.

The Merger

Following the completion of the reorganization, merger sub, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma, will merge with and into Jazz Pharmaceuticals, with Jazz Pharmaceuticals as the surviving corporation becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azur Pharma. At the effective time, (i) each share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock then issued and outstanding will be canceled and automatically converted into and become the right to receive one ordinary share of New Jazz; (ii) each outstanding option under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ equity incentive plans will be converted into an option to acquire, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such option before the effective time, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock subject to such option immediately prior to the effective time, at an exercise price per New Jazz ordinary share equal to the exercise price per share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock otherwise purchasable pursuant to such option; (iii) each other equity award that is then outstanding under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ equity incentive plans will be converted into a right to receive, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such equity award before the effective time, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock subject to such equity award immediately prior to the effective time; and (iv) each outstanding warrant to acquire Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock will be converted into a warrant to acquire, on substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable under such warrant before the effective time, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares equal to the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock subject to such warrant immediately prior to the effective time, at an exercise price per New Jazz ordinary share equal to the exercise price per share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock otherwise purchasable pursuant to such warrant. Upon consummation of the merger, the securityholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals immediately prior to the effective time would own slightly under 80% of the fully-diluted capitalization of New Jazz, as calculated and adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement.

Since the number of New Jazz ordinary shares to be outstanding immediately following the merger depends in part on the outstanding equity capitalization of Azur Pharma and Jazz Pharmaceuticals immediately prior to the reorganization and the merger, as adjusted in accordance with schedule 1 of the merger agreement, the number of New Jazz ordinary shares to be outstanding immediately following the merger cannot be determined prior to the completion of the merger. However, based on the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding on October 17, 2011, as converted on a one-for-one basis into New Jazz ordinary shares pursuant to the merger agreement, and assuming that the ordinary shares of Azur Pharma held by the Azur Pharma shareholders on that date will be reduced in the reorganization based on an assumed ratio of approximately 0.2866 of a New Jazz ordinary share for each whole ordinary share of Azur Pharma outstanding immediately prior to the reorganization, then a total of 54,425,183 New Jazz ordinary shares would be outstanding immediately following the merger, and the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders on October 17, 2011 would hold approximately 77.46% of the outstanding New Jazz ordinary shares immediately after the merger.

 

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The assumed ratio referred to in the previous sentence is calculated pursuant to schedule 1 of the merger agreement and is based on the closing price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on October 17, 2011 and the respective outstanding equity capitalization of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma on October 17, 2011, as adjusted pursuant to schedule 1 of the merger agreement.

Background of the Transaction

In March 2011, the board of directors of Azur Pharma considered the company’s need for additional capital in order to continue Azur Pharma’s growth strategy and also the desire to evaluate potential strategic or sale transactions. Based on these considerations, the board of directors of Azur Pharma decided to commence an assessment of potential transactions.

On April 12, 2011, Azur Pharma signed an engagement letter with Lazard Middle Market LLC, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as Lazard, as financial advisor to Azur Pharma. Azur Pharma commenced preparatory activities including the preparation of a confidential information memorandum and establishment of an electronic data room.

On May 9, 2011, Lazard commenced contacting various parties about their potential interest in a transaction with Azur Pharma.

In May 2011, various members of management at Jazz Pharmaceuticals became aware that Lazard had been engaged by Azur Pharma was preparing to commence a process with respect to a potential transaction involving Azur Pharma. Jazz Pharmaceuticals subsequently notified Lazard that Jazz Pharmaceuticals would like to participate in the process when it commenced.

On May 17, 2011, a representative of Lazard contacted Kathryn E. Falberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, to provide a proposed confidentiality agreement in connection with the transaction.

From May 20, 2011, Lazard furnished copies of a confidential information memorandum regarding Azur Pharma to interested parties who had signed confidentiality agreements with Azur Pharma.

On May 20, 2011, representatives of Lazard and Ms. Falberg held a conference call to discuss the potential opportunity to enter into a transaction with Azur Pharma. Jazz Pharmaceuticals provided Lazard with an executed confidentiality agreement, and Lazard provided Ms. Falberg with a confidential information memorandum containing information related to Azur Pharma’s business, products and operations.

On May 20, 2011, Ms. Falberg contacted a representative of J.P. Morgan as a potential financial adviser to Jazz Pharmaceuticals in connection with the possible transaction with Azur Pharma. On May 23, 2011, J.P. Morgan executed a joinder to the confidentiality agreement previously executed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals to permit J.P. Morgan to review Azur Pharma diligence information. Philip J. Honerkamp, Vice President of Corporate Development of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and J.P. Morgan then discussed the process and next steps.

From May 23, 2011, through the execution of the merger agreement, Jazz Pharmaceuticals worked with its advisors and counsel at J.P. Morgan and Baker & McKenzie LLP and their consultants, and met with Azur Pharma, Lazard and Azur Pharma’s advisers, to conduct various financial and tax analyses related to a possible business combination, including financial modeling activities, tax planning and valuation work.

On May 26, 2011, Ms. Falberg and a representative of Lazard discussed next steps with respect to the potential transaction, including a planned meeting in Boston, Massachusetts between representatives of Azur Pharma and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

 

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On June 1, 2011, Lazard provided Ms. Falberg and Mr. Honerkamp with Azur Pharma confidential financial information.

On June 16, 2011, Bruce Cozadd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Seamus Mulligan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Azur Pharma, met in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss the potential combination of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. Later on June 16, 2011, Mr. Cozadd, Ms. Falberg, Russell Cox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Honerkamp and representatives of J.P. Morgan attended a meeting in Boston, Massachusetts with Mr. Mulligan, David Brabazon, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance, Michael Kelly, Senior Vice President, General Manager North America, Fintan Keegan, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, and Aoife Fitzgerald, Senior Director Corporate Development, of Azur Pharma and representatives of Lazard, during which the representatives of Azur Pharma delivered a presentation detailing Azur Pharma’s business, including a discussion of its commercial products, clinical programs and matters related to such products and programs.

On June 17, 2011, Lazard provided Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its advisers with access to an electronic data room produced by Azur Pharma containing Azur Pharma diligence materials.

From June 17, 2011 through the execution of the merger agreement, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and their respective representatives and advisers, including their financial, tax and legal advisers, conducted due diligence investigations of each other’s businesses. Such due diligence activities included in-person meetings, telephone calls and review of materials made available in hard copy or electronic copy, and focused on various aspects of the businesses, including commercial products, product pipelines, manufacturing, intellectual property, finance and tax.

On June 23, 2011, representatives of Lazard sent a letter to Ms. Falberg and Mr. Honerkamp inviting Jazz Pharmaceuticals to submit an indication of interest for a transaction with Azur Pharma and setting forth the process for any such submission.

On June 27, 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and J.P. Morgan entered into an engagement letter under which J.P. Morgan was exclusively engaged as financial adviser to Jazz Pharmaceuticals in connection with a possible transaction with Azur Pharma.

From June 28, 2011 through July 5, 2011, Azur Pharma received written preliminary indications of interest from private equity firms interested in pursuing a transaction with Azur Pharma.

In a telephone call on June 29, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan discussed the possibility of a combination of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma and the potential terms of such a transaction.

On June 30, 2011, the strategy committee of the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals met to review corporate development activities and priorities, discuss tax matters with Baker & McKenzie, and review a presentation by J.P. Morgan related to the Azur Pharma opportunity. The committee indicated its support for continuing diligence and other work to evaluate the potential transaction.

On July 1, 2011, Mr. Mulligan emailed Mr. Cozadd to confirm his understanding of their June 29, 2011 conversation. In addition, Mr. Mulligan indicated that he had discussed the Jazz Pharmaceuticals opportunity with the Azur Pharma management team, and that Azur Pharma was interested in further exploring the possible combination.

On July 6, 2011, representatives of J.P. Morgan discussed the proposed transaction with representatives of Lazard, soliciting feedback from Azur Pharma.

 

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On July 7, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Ms. Falberg reviewed with representatives of J.P. Morgan a draft non-binding indication of interest to potentially be submitted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Cozadd also emailed Mr. Mulligan, indicating that the Jazz Pharmaceuticals management team would be asking the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors to approve the submission of a non-binding indication of interest, and offering to meet with Mr. Mulligan in New York, New York following the submission.

On July 12, 2011, the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals considered the potential terms of a transaction between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma during a telephonic meeting. Present at the meeting were representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management, representatives of J.P. Morgan and a representative of Cooley LLP, U.S. external legal counsel to Jazz Pharmaceuticals. A representative of J.P. Morgan described the Azur Pharma products and the expected benefits of the transaction to Jazz Pharmaceuticals and reviewed certain projections for the two companies prepared by management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals based on Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ then current estimates. Following discussion, the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals approved the submission of a non-binding indication of interest by Jazz Pharmaceuticals on substantially the terms discussed at the meeting.

On July 13, 2011, members of the Azur Pharma management team and Lazard held a conference call with members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals management team to provide a business update. Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan also spoke by phone to discuss the status of the process.

On July 14, 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals submitted a preliminary, non-binding indication of interest setting forth the basis upon which Jazz Pharmaceuticals was prepared to negotiate a definitive agreement providing for the business combination of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. The indication of interest contemplated that the stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals would own slightly less than 80%, and that shareholders of Azur Pharma would own slightly more than 20%, of the fully-diluted equity interests in the new combined company at the closing of the transaction, with the shares held by the Azur Pharma shareholders to be subject to a lock-up period following the closing of the transaction.

From July 14, 2011 through July 18, 2011, Azur Pharma received written preliminary indications of interest from parties interested in pursuing a strategic transaction with Azur Pharma.

On July 15, 2011, representatives of Lazard spoke with Ms. Falberg, Mr. Honerkamp and representatives of J.P. Morgan to discuss Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ indication of interest. Jazz Pharmaceuticals also provided Lazard with a draft confidentiality agreement that would allow Jazz Pharmaceuticals to share confidential information with Azur Pharma as part of the process.

On July 18, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan met in New York, New York to discuss aspects of a possible combination. On July 18, 2011 and July 19, 2011, Mr. Cozadd, Ms. Falberg, Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Brabazon met in New York, New York to discuss aspects of a possible combination, including the anticipated structure and Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ strategic rationale for the transaction. Azur Pharma provided Jazz Pharmaceuticals with an executed confidentiality agreement at the meeting. Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Brabazon indicated that Azur Pharma was interested in the Jazz Pharmaceuticals proposal, but that the stock consideration would require Azur Pharma to conduct a diligence review of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and evaluate the value of a strategic combination involving stock consideration in comparison to other offers for Azur Pharma that they were considering.

On July 22, 2011, Ms. Falberg, Carol Gamble, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, representatives of Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Brabazon and representatives of KPMG, Azur Pharma’s tax adviser, held a teleconference to discuss financial, transaction structure and tax matters. Following the call, Ms. Falberg undertook to evaluate Azur Pharma’s views related to the risks associated with the New Jazz shares that would be received by the Azur Pharma shareholders in the potential transaction, particularly in light of the then-anticipated lock-up period and in relation to other offers that Azur Pharma was considering, and

 

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requested information regarding Azur Pharma’s shareholders and external investors. Between July 22, 2011 and July 25, 2011, the parties had further discussions and conducted diligence related to Ms. Falberg’s request.

On July 25 and 26, 2011, Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon exchanged emails and held a teleconference to discuss matters related to the New Jazz shares that would be received by the Azur Pharma shareholders in the potential transaction.

On July 26, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan discussed by telephone how the combined companies might be integrated and managed, including potential roles for Mr. Mulligan and other executives at Azur Pharma.

On July 28, 2011, Mr. Brabazon and Ms. Falberg exchanged emails and held a teleconference to discuss matters related to the New Jazz shares that would be received by the Azur Pharma shareholders in the potential transaction, including in relation to the expected transaction timing and transaction structure.

On July 28, 2011, the Azur Pharma board of directors met to discuss the status of Azur Pharma’s ongoing solicitation and assessment of a possible strategic transaction. Representatives of Lazard participated in the meeting. The Azur Pharma directors and other participants discussed the status of diligence and negotiations with various parties, including Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

In a telephone call on July 29, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan discussed the potential transaction, including a request by Mr. Mulligan for additional consideration to the Azur Pharma shareholders, and the terms under which the parties would continue with negotiations with respect to the potential transaction. Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan agreed that it would be appropriate for representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to meet in New York, New York the following week to discuss the preparation of draft transaction documents, the process for further diligence activities and other transaction matters.

From July 30, 2011 through August 1, 2011, Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon had several phone calls and exchanged emails related to various aspects of the potential transaction.

On August 2, 2011, Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Cozadd exchanged emails in which Mr. Mulligan highlighted several outstanding issues, including Azur Pharma’s request for additional consideration as part of the transaction.

On August 2, 2011, the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals held a telephonic meeting to discuss the status and the potential terms of a transaction between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. Present at the meeting were representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management, representatives of J.P. Morgan and representatives of Cooley. Mr. Cozadd and other members of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management reviewed the expected benefits of the potential transaction with Azur Pharma, the implications of the tax treatment of the potential transaction for Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ stockholders and the anticipated next steps and timing for the potential transaction. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, along with members of Jazz Pharmaceuticals management, discussed the possible business combination. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors then indicated its support for continued evaluation and negotiation of the transaction.

On August 3, 2011, Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Cozadd, Ms. Falberg, Ms. Gamble, Mr. Honerkamp, Mr. Brabazon, and Eunan Maguire, President, North America of Azur Pharma, met in New York, New York (with Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Cozadd participating by telephone) to discuss the process for the potential transaction. Ms. Falberg, Ms. Gamble, Mr. Honerkamp, Mr. Brabazon, Mr. Maguire, representatives of Cooley, a representative of A&L Goodbody, Irish external legal counsel to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and representatives of Mayer Brown LLP, U.S. external legal counsel to Azur Pharma, then met in New York, New York to discuss the potential structure for the transaction, terms and issues.

 

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From August 3, 2011 through the execution of the definitive merger agreement on September 19, 2011, there were regular interactions and negotiations among internal and external legal counsel to Jazz Pharmaceuticals and external legal counsel to Azur Pharma, and the parties’ respective financial and tax advisers, relating to the terms and conditions of a possible business combination, including the percentage of the equity in the combined company to be owned by the Azur Pharma shareholders.

On August 7, 2011, Ms. Falberg conveyed to Mr. Brabazon and Mr. Maguire several diligence requests pertaining to human resources and employment matters. Over the next several days and on August 11, 2011, Mr. Maguire and Ms. Falberg discussed these matters by telephone. On August 12, 2011, Mr. Maguire sent Ms. Falberg an email summary of proposals for discussion related to human resources and employment matters.

On August 8, 2011, Ms. Falberg, Mr. Honerkamp, Mr. Cox, Mr. Brabazon, Mr. Maguire, Ms. Gamble and other employees of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma held a teleconference to discuss Azur Pharma’s product portfolio and financial projections.

On August 8, 2011, Ms. Falberg sent Mr. Brabazon a preliminary valuation analysis in support of the estimated valuation of the shares of New Jazz that would be held by the Azur Pharma shareholders following the potential transaction.

On August 9, 2011, Mr. Brabazon sent an email to Ms. Falberg and Ms Gamble summarizing key issues to be addressed in the transaction documents.

Between August 10, 2011 and August 17, 2011 Azur Pharma received final non-binding offers for an acquisition of Azur Pharma from private equity firms.

On August 11, 2011, Ms. Falberg, Mr. Brabazon and Ms. Gamble discussed via email and telephone matters to be reflected in the draft merger agreement.

On August 13, 2011, Cooley sent initial drafts of the merger agreement and share transfer restriction agreement reflecting the proposed lock-up to Azur Pharma and its legal advisors.

On August 15 and 16, 2011, Mr. Brabazon discussed with Ms. Falberg the importance of the Azur Pharma shareholders’ ability to protect the value of their equity ownership in the combined company during the then-anticipated lock-up period following the closing of a possible transaction.

On August 16, 2011, Ms. Falberg, a representative of Baker & McKenzie and the members of the audit committee of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors met to discuss transaction structure and tax matters.

Between August 16 and 21, 2011, Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon had discussions, by email and telephone, of the general terms of protection that could be provided to the Azur Pharma shareholders in the event of a significant reduction in the value of the combined company’s ordinary shares during the then-anticipated lock-up period.

Between August 15 and 17, 2011, representatives of Ernst & Young LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, reviewed Azur Pharma’s financial information at Azur Pharma’s Dublin facility as well as at the Dublin office of Azur Pharma’s auditor, KPMG.

From August 17 through August 25, 2011, Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon spoke and exchanged several emails in connection with potential mechanisms to provide the Azur Pharma shareholders with protection for the value of their equity ownership in the combined company during the then anticipated lock-up period following the closing of a possible transaction.

On August 22, 2011, Mayer Brown sent initial comments to the draft merger agreement to Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its external legal counsel.

 

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On August 24 and 25, 2011, Ms. Falberg, Ms. Gamble, Mr. Honerkamp, Peter Soparkar, Senior Corporate Counsel of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Brabazon, Mr. Maguire, Ms. Fitzgerald, representatives of Cooley, a representative of A&L Goodbody and representatives of Mayer Brown met in New York, New York to negotiate the terms of the merger agreement and related agreements and discuss transaction matters. Representatives of McCann FitzGerald, Solicitors, Irish external legal counsel to Azur Pharma, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as “McCann,” ByrneWallace, Irish external counsel to Azur Pharma, and Azur Pharma participated by telephone.

Between August 26 and September 18, 2011, Azur Pharma and Jazz Pharmaceuticals completed diligence and the drafting and negotiation of transaction documents through multiple exchanges of documents and conference calls.

On August 29, 2011, Ms. Falberg communicated to Mr. Brabazon that, after further consideration by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and its advisers, Jazz Pharmaceuticals was withdrawing its prior requirement that the shares in the combined company that would be held by the Azur Pharma shareholders would be subject to a lock-up period following the closing of the transaction.

On August 30, 2011, Mr. Mulligan communicated to Mr. Cozadd several topics for discussion in an upcoming meeting.

Between August 31 and September 2, 2011, Mr. Cozadd met individually with each of the members of Azur Pharma’s management team, other than Mr. Brabazon (who was in Dublin, Ireland), in Palo Alto, CA to discuss the organizational structure of, and potential role of Azur Pharma management in, the combined company following a possible transaction, as well as other matters related to the combined company. Members of Azur Pharma’s management team also met with their counterparts at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. On August 31, 2011, Mr. Cozadd met with Mr. Maguire, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Keegan to discuss these matters in more detail. On September 1 and 2, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan met to discuss the status of the transaction and next steps.

On September 3, 2011, Mr. Cozadd and Mr. Mulligan exchanged emails regarding a number of outstanding issues and matters. In these emails, Mr. Cozadd confirmed the anticipated total merger consideration to the Azur Pharma shareholders.

On September 7, 2011, Mr. Brabazon and Ms. Falberg exchanged emails to confirm the anticipated total merger consideration to the Azur Pharma shareholders and other financial matters.

On September 7, 2011, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors held a telephonic meeting to discuss a possible business combination with Azur Pharma. Present at the meeting were representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management, representatives of J.P. Morgan and representatives of Cooley. Mr. Cozadd provided an update on the activities relating to the proposed transaction with Azur Pharma. Members of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management discussed Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ rationale for the proposed transaction, provided a summary of the key terms of the proposed transaction, provided a summary of diligence conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ employees and third parties with respect to Azur Pharma, updated the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors as to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ forecast with respect to the Azur Pharma business and valuation metrics, provided an overview of the structure for the proposed transaction and provided an overview of the anticipated timeline and next steps related to the proposed transaction. Substantial discussion regarding the possible business combination followed. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors indicated support for the continued evaluation and negotiation of the transaction. In the executive session that followed, members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors further discussed certain aspects of a possible business combination, including employment and organizational matters, the tax implications of the proposed transaction with Azur Pharma for Jazz Pharmaceuticals equity holders, including Section 16 officers and directors, and the governance implications of becoming an Irish company.

 

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Between September 8, 2011 and September 12, 2011, Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Cozadd exchanged a number of emails and held numerous phone conversations in which they discussed employment issues.

On September 11, 2011, Ms. Gamble provided Mr. Brabazon with initial drafts of employment and noncompetition agreements for the members of the Azur Pharma management team. On September 12, 2011 and September 13, 2011, Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon discussed various issues regarding the employment agreements.

On September 13, 2011, Mr. Honerkamp met with members of Azur Pharma management in Dublin, Ireland to discuss open issues and visited the Azur Pharma Dublin facility.

On September 13, 2011, Ms. Gamble and Mr. Brabazon exchanged a series of emails in which they outlined, and partially resolved, open business issues related to the draft merger agreement and related agreements.

On September 14, 2011, Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon spoke by telephone to resolve open business issues relating to the draft merger agreement and related agreements.

Following that call, also on September 14, 2011, representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Cooley and A&L Goodbody conducted a conference call with representatives of Azur Pharma, Mayer Brown and McCann to confirm the matters resolved by Ms. Falberg and Mr. Brabazon and to address and resolve other open issues related to the draft merger agreement and related agreements.

On September 15, 17 and 18, 2011, representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Cooley and A&L Goodbody conducted conference calls with representatives of Azur Pharma, Mayer Brown and McCann to resolve the remaining open issues related to the drafts of merger agreement and related agreements.

On September 15, 2011, Mr. Maguire provided Ms. Gamble with revised employment and noncompetition agreements for the members of the Azur Pharma management team, which led to additional discussion throughout the day. Ms. Gamble then sent revised drafts of the agreements to Mr. Maguire.

On September 16, 2011, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors convened a special telephonic meeting to consider the proposed transaction with Azur Pharma. Present at the meeting were representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management, representatives of J.P. Morgan and representatives of Cooley. Prior to the meeting, the members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors had been provided with a summary of the merger agreement and related agreements, a copy of the most recent draft of the merger agreement, a draft of the form of the resolutions that the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals would be required to adopt to approve the proposed business combination and materials from J.P. Morgan. Mr. Cozadd provided an overview of the status of the proposed business combination. Ms. Falberg updated the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors as to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ forecast with respect to the Azur Pharma business and valuation metrics. A representative of Cooley provided a summary of the key terms of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ proposed transaction with Azur Pharma and generally discussed the directors’ fiduciary duties in considering the proposed business combination under applicable law. The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors then discussed the current draft of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ press release with respect to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ proposed transaction with Azur Pharma and related planned investor communications. Following substantial discussion of these and related matters, the representatives of J.P. Morgan provided a summary of J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the fairness from a financial point of view to holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ common stock of the proposed exchange ratio in the merger. Substantial discussion followed. Mr. Cozadd and the members of Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors then discussed the potential timing for the execution of the merger agreement and the announcement of the proposed business combination.

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of Azur Pharma and approved the merger agreement and its execution for and on behalf of Azur Pharma. Representatives of McCann were present at the meeting, and a representative of Mayer Brown joined the meeting by telephone.

Between September 16, 2011 and September 18, 2011, Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Cozadd discussed by telephone and email outstanding matters relating to the employment agreements. Mr. Maguire, Ms. Gamble and representatives of Cooley and ByrneWallace participated in related calls, following which the employment and noncompetition agreements were finalized on September 18, 2011.

Just prior to the close of the The NASDAQ Stock Market on September 19, 2011, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors convened a special telephonic meeting to review and consider the proposed business combination. Present at the meeting were representatives of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management, representatives of J.P. Morgan and a representative of Cooley. Prior to the meeting, the members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors had been provided with a summary of the merger agreement and related agreements, copies of the final drafts of the merger agreement and voting agreement, a draft of the form of the resolutions that the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals would be required to adopt to approve the proposed business combination, materials from J.P. Morgan and a draft of the joint press release announcing the execution of a definitive agreement providing for the business combination. At the meeting, Mr. Cozadd indicated that the proposed business combination was ready to be brought before the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors for approval. Ms. Gamble informed the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors that there had not been any material changes to the terms of the merger agreement since the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors meeting on September 16, 2011, and Mr. Cozadd updated the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors as to completed employment agreements with the Azur Pharma management team. Ms. Gamble solicited any questions from the members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors with respect to the terms of the merger agreement or other transaction matters. A representative of J.P. Morgan informed the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors that there had not been any material changes to J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the fairness from a financial point of view of the proposed exchange ratio in the merger since the summary of such analysis was presented to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors on September 16, 2011 and orally delivered the opinion of J.P. Morgan, which opinion was subsequently confirmed in writing, to the effect that as of September 19, 2011 and based upon and subject to the factors and assumptions set forth in the written opinion (see “The Reorganization and the Merger—Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Adviser and Certain Unaudited Financial Projections”), the exchange ratio in the merger was fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of the common stock of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. (J.P. Morgan’s opinion is attached as Annex B to this proxy statement/prospectus.) Ms. Gamble then referred the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors to the proposed resolutions that had been provided in advance of the meeting. The members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors present at the meeting determined that it was advisable and in the best interests of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ stockholders for Jazz Pharmaceuticals to enter into the merger agreement, in the form presented to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, and to consummate the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. The members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors present at the meeting then approved the merger agreement and declared its advisability and authorized the appropriate officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals to execute and deliver the merger agreement and the related agreements.

On September 19, 2011, all agreements were finalized, the merger agreement was executed by and among the parties thereto and other relevant documents (including the employment and noncompetition agreements referenced above) were executed between Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma and the other parties thereto. Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma then issued a joint press release announcing the execution of a definitive agreement providing for the business combination.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Board of Directors

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Pharmaceuticals board of directors consulted with its management as well as its external legal counsel and financial adviser in reaching its decision to approve, adopt and declare advisable the merger agreement and recommends to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders that they vote “FOR” adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger.

In reaching its conclusion to approve the merger agreement, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors reviewed a significant amount of information and considered a number of factors in its deliberations and concluded that the merger is likely to result in significant strategic and financial benefits to New Jazz, which would accrue to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, as shareholders of New Jazz, including that:

 

   

New Jazz would have a diversified portfolio of 12 marketed central nervous system and women’s health products, with a combined field sales force of over 200 sales representatives;

 

   

New Jazz would be able to leverage the commercial and specialty product marketing experience of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in maximizing the potential of the Azur Pharma products;

 

   

New Jazz would have a strong overall financial position, with expected revenues of over $475 million and cash generation of over $200 million in the first 12 months after closing of the transaction, and an efficient corporate structure based in Ireland;

 

   

New Jazz would have a strong balance sheet with no debt;

 

   

New Jazz would have enhanced financial and other resources to invest in a targeted research and development pipeline and pursue additional product growth opportunities;

 

   

New Jazz would have a stronger, enhanced organization and management team to achieve its objectives, including personnel in key areas such as business development and clinical and medical science liaisons and additional locations in Dublin, Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and

 

   

New Jazz would have greater access to European markets, including for clinical trials, business development relationships and transactions, and manufacturing.

These expected benefits caused the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors to believe that the combination of the businesses of Azur Pharma and Jazz Pharmaceuticals would create more value for the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders in the long term than Jazz Pharmaceuticals could create as a standalone business. This belief is based in part on the following factors that the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors considered:

 

   

the anticipated market capitalization, strong balance sheet and capital structure of New Jazz;

 

   

the significant value represented by the expected increased cash flow and opportunities for earnings improvement of New Jazz;

 

   

that the Azur Pharma products fit well with the Jazz Pharmaceuticals core specialty pharmaceuticals business focused on Xyrem, while diversifying the revenue stream;

 

   

that Azur Pharma has a track record of acquiring and commercializing multiple products and has a built a team with experience in completing these transactions and increasing the value of acquired products;

 

   

the tax efficient corporate structure of New Jazz as an Irish tax resident and incorporated corporation;

 

   

its knowledge of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals business, operations, financial condition, earnings, strategy and future prospects;

 

   

its understanding of the Azur Pharma business, operations, financial condition, earnings, strategy and future prospects based on results of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ due diligence review of Azur Pharma;

 

   

the current and prospective competitive and economic climate in the industry in which Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma operate;

 

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its consideration of potential alternatives to the merger, the availability of alternatives, the extent to which any alternatives might increase the value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the timing and likelihood of effecting any alternative;

 

   

the fact that the ownership percentages of New Jazz by the Azur Pharma shareholders and the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders are fixed and will not fluctuate based upon changes in the stock price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals prior to the completion of the merger;

 

   

the presentation and the financial analyses of J.P. Morgan and its opinion that, as of September 19, 2011, based upon and subject to the factors and assumptions set forth in the written opinion, the exchange ratio for the common stock of Jazz Pharmaceuticals provided by the merger agreement was fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of the common stock of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, in each case as more fully described in the section entitled “The Reorganization and the Merger—Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Adviser and Certain Unaudited Financial Projections”;

 

   

the fact that the combined company would initially retain the services of Azur Pharma’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and senior management team, who possess the extensive pharmaceutical industry knowledge and experience necessary to help manage and operate the combined company and provide continuity and increased stability for New Jazz;

 

   

the fact that the New Jazz board of directors is expected to be composed initially of current directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, including its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and one of the current directors of Azur Pharma, the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Azur Pharma;

 

   

its belief that the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, including the parties’ representations and warranties, covenants, deal protection provisions and closing conditions, are reasonable for a transaction of this nature;

 

   

that, subject to certain limited exceptions, Azur Pharma is prohibited from soliciting, participating in any discussion or negotiations, providing information to any third party or entering into any agreement providing for the acquisition of Azur Pharma;

 

   

the limited number and nature of the conditions to Azur Pharma’s obligation to complete the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement;

 

   

the fact that any New Jazz ordinary shares issued to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders as a result of the merger will be registered on Form S-4 and will generally be unrestricted for the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders;

 

   

the fact that the merger is subject to the adoption of the merger agreement by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders; and

 

   

the likelihood that the merger will be completed on a timely basis.

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors weighed these factors against a number of uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the merger, including:

 

   

that the combination and integration of the businesses currently conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma will create numerous risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect New Jazz’s operating results;

 

   

that managing a multi-national company will be significantly more complex and require greater resources than managing Jazz Pharmaceuticals alone, including in light of the costs, complexities and inefficiencies of having personnel located across a large geography;

 

   

that integrating Azur Pharma will require the allocation of resources away from the core business of New Jazz;

 

   

that New Jazz will bear any risks related to potential regulatory compliance or product liability matters with respect to Azur Pharma’s business before the closing;

 

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the risk that the Azur Pharma revenue forecasts are not attained;

 

   

the potential disruption of both sales forces and other employees and the ability to train and integrate the sales forces and other employees;

 

   

that New Jazz will be subject to substantially more tax complexity and audit risk than Jazz Pharmaceuticals;

 

   

the risk that New Jazz may lose key personnel due to uncertainty related to the new combined organization, which could lead to a decline in revenues, or otherwise adversely affect the operations of the combined business;

 

   

that generally, a U.S. stockholder of Jazz Pharmaceuticals should recognize (and be taxable on) gain, if any, but not loss, on the receipt of New Jazz ordinary shares in exchange for Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock pursuant to the merger;

 

   

the risk that other anticipated benefits to New Jazz might not be realized;

 

   

the limited number and nature of the conditions to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ obligation to complete the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement;

 

   

the risk that the merger might not be consummated in a timely manner, or at all;

 

   

the risk that Jazz Pharmaceuticals may become subject to litigation in connection with the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement;

 

   

that failure to complete the merger would cause Jazz Pharmaceuticals to incur significant fees and expenses related to the transaction and could lead to negative perceptions among investors, potential investors and customers; and

 

   

the risks of the type and nature described under the sections entitled “Risk Factors.”

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors concluded that the uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement were outweighed by the potential benefits that it expected Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders would achieve as a result of the merger.

This discussion of the information and factors considered by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors includes the principal positive and negative factors considered by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, but is not intended to be exhaustive and may not include all of the factors considered by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors. In view of the wide variety of factors considered in connection with its evaluation of the merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, and the complexity of these matters, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors did not find it useful and did not attempt to quantify or assign any relative or specific weights to the various factors that it considered in reaching its determination to approve the merger and to make its recommendations to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. Rather, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors viewed its decisions as being based on the totality of the information presented to it and the factors it considered. In addition, individual members of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors may have given differing weights to different factors.

Opinion of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Financial Adviser and Certain Unaudited Financial Projections

Pursuant to an engagement letter dated June 27, 2011, Jazz Pharmaceuticals retained J.P. Morgan as its financial advisor in connection with the merger.

At the meeting of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors on September 19, 2011, J.P. Morgan rendered its oral opinion to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, subsequently confirmed in writing, that, as of such date and based upon and subject to the factors and assumptions set forth in its opinion, the exchange ratio in the

 

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merger was fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock. No limitations were imposed by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors upon J.P. Morgan with respect to the investigations made or procedures followed by it in rendering its opinion.

The full text of the written opinion of J.P. Morgan dated September 19, 2011, which sets forth the assumptions made, matters considered and limits on the review undertaken, is attached as Annex B to this proxy statement/prospectus. Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders are urged to read the opinion in its entirety. J.P. Morgan’s written opinion is addressed to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors, is directed only to the exchange ratio in the merger and does not constitute a recommendation to any Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholder as to how such stockholder should vote at the special meeting. The summary of the opinion of J.P. Morgan set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such opinion.

In arriving at its opinion, J.P. Morgan, among other things:

 

   

reviewed the unsigned merger agreement and the exhibits and schedules thereto, including schedule 1 and exhibit A to schedule 1;

 

   

reviewed certain publicly available business and financial information concerning Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the industries in which Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma operate;

 

   

compared the proposed financial terms of the merger with the publicly available financial terms of certain transactions involving companies J.P. Morgan deemed relevant and the consideration paid for such companies;

 

   

compared the financial and operating performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma with publicly available information concerning certain other companies J.P. Morgan deemed relevant and reviewed the current and historical market prices of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock and certain publicly traded securities of such other companies;

 

   

reviewed certain internal financial analyses and forecasts prepared by or at the direction of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma relating to their respective businesses and prepared by or at the direction of Jazz Pharmaceuticals relating to Azur Pharma’s business;

 

   

reviewed with Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management certain publicly available financial forecasts related to Jazz Pharmaceuticals; and

 

   

performed such other financial studies and analyses and considered such other information as J.P. Morgan deemed appropriate for the purposes of its opinion.

J.P. Morgan also held discussions with certain members of the management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma with respect to certain aspects of the merger, and the past and current business operations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, the financial condition and future prospects and operations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, the effects of the merger on the financial condition and future prospects of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, and certain other matters J.P. Morgan believed necessary or appropriate to its inquiry.

In giving its opinion, J.P. Morgan relied upon and assumed, without assuming responsibility or liability for independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of all information that was publicly available or was furnished to or discussed with J.P. Morgan by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma or otherwise reviewed by or for J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan did not conduct and was not provided with any valuation or appraisal of any assets or liabilities, nor did J.P. Morgan evaluate the solvency of Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma under any state, federal or other laws relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or similar matters. In relying on financial analyses and forecasts provided to it, J.P. Morgan assumed that they were reasonably prepared based on assumptions reflecting the best currently available estimates and judgments by management as to the expected future results of operations and financial condition of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to which such analyses or forecasts relate. J.P. Morgan was not provided with, and did not have access to, long-range financial forecasts relating to Jazz Pharmaceuticals prepared by management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Accordingly, J.P. Morgan

 

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was advised by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and assumed, that the publicly available financial forecasts related to Jazz Pharmaceuticals reviewed by J.P. Morgan are a reasonable basis upon which to evaluate the future financial performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and J.P. Morgan used such public forecasts in preparing its analyses. J.P. Morgan expressed no view as to such analyses or forecasts or the assumptions on which they were based. J.P. Morgan also assumed that the merger and the other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement will be consummated as described in the merger agreement and this proxy statement/prospectus, and that the signed merger agreement would not differ in any material respect from the unsigned agreement provided to J.P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan also assumed that the representations and warranties made by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma in the merger agreement and the related agreements are and will be true and correct in all respects material to J.P. Morgan’s analysis. J.P. Morgan relied as to all legal, regulatory and tax matters relevant to the rendering of its opinion upon the information provided by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, and the input of advisors to Jazz Pharmaceuticals. J.P. Morgan further assumed that all material governmental, regulatory or other consents and approvals necessary for the consummation of the merger will be obtained without any adverse effect on Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma or on the contemplated benefits of the merger.

The projections furnished to J.P. Morgan for Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma were prepared by the management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Jazz Pharmaceuticals reviewed the Public Forecasts (as defined below) prepared by J.P. Morgan and advised J.P. Morgan that such forecasts were a reasonable basis on which to evaluate the future financial performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals for purposes of J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger. J.P. Morgan expressed no view as to the Public Forecasts. Neither Jazz Pharmaceuticals nor Azur Pharma publicly discloses internal projections or forecasts of the type provided to, or prepared by, J.P. Morgan in connection with J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger, and such projections and forecasts were not prepared with a view toward public disclosure. These projections and forecasts were based on numerous variables and assumptions that are inherently uncertain and may be beyond the control of management, including, without limitation, factors related to general economic and competitive conditions and prevailing interest rates. Accordingly, actual results could vary significantly from those set forth in such projections and forecasts. Additional information and qualifications regarding such projections and forecasts is provided and discussed below.

J.P. Morgan’s opinion is based on economic, market and other conditions as in effect on, and the information made available to J.P. Morgan as of, the date of such opinion. Subsequent developments may affect J.P. Morgan’s written opinion dated September 19, 2011, and J.P. Morgan does not have any obligation to update, revise, or reaffirm such opinion. J.P. Morgan’s opinion is limited to the fairness, from a financial point of view, of the exchange ratio in the proposed merger to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, and J.P. Morgan has expressed no opinion as to the fairness of the merger to, or any consideration of, the holders of any other class of securities, creditors or other constituencies of Jazz Pharmaceuticals or the underlying decision by Jazz Pharmaceuticals to engage in the merger. Furthermore, J.P. Morgan expressed no opinion with respect to the amount or nature of any compensation to any officers, directors, or employees of any party to the merger, or any class of such persons relative to the consideration to be paid to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in the merger or with respect to the fairness of any such compensation. J.P. Morgan expressed no opinion as to the price at which Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, Azur Pharma ordinary shares or New Jazz ordinary shares will trade at any future time, whether before or after the closing of the merger.

In accordance with customary investment banking practice, J.P. Morgan employed generally accepted valuation methods in reaching its opinion. The following is a summary of the material financial analyses utilized by J.P. Morgan in connection with providing its opinion. The financial analyses summarized below include information presented in tabular format. In order to fully understand J.P. Morgan’s financial analyses, the tables must be read together with the text of each summary. The tables alone do not constitute a complete description of the financial analyses. Considering the data described below without considering the full narrative description of the financial analyses, including the methodologies and assumptions underlying the analyses, could create a misleading or incomplete view of J.P. Morgan’s financial analyses. All market data used by J.P. Morgan in its analyses was as of September 15, 2011.

 

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Public Trading Multiples: Azur Pharma

Using publicly available information and estimates provided by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, J.P. Morgan compared selected financial data of Azur Pharma with similar data for selected publicly traded companies engaged in businesses that J.P. Morgan judged to be analogous to Azur Pharma. These companies were selected, among other reasons, because they share similar business characteristics to Azur Pharma based on operational characteristics and financial metrics. The companies selected by J.P. Morgan were the following:

 

   

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

 

   

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

   

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

 

   

Alkermes, Inc.

 

   

ViroPharma Incorporated

 

   

The Medicines Company

 

   

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

   

ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

   

Santarus, Inc.

None of the companies utilized in the analysis were identical to Azur Pharma. Accordingly, a complete analysis of the results of the following calculations cannot be limited to a quantitative review of such results and involves complex considerations and judgments concerning the differences in the financial and operating characteristics of the companies compared to Azur Pharma and other factors that could affect the public trading value of the companies and Azur Pharma.

For each comparable company, J.P. Morgan calculated the ratios of (1) Firm Value (which is the value of common equity, plus book value of debt, minus cash and cash equivalents) as of September 15, 2011 to estimated revenue for calendar years 2011 and 2012; (2) Firm Value as of September 15, 2011 to estimated EBITDA (which is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for calendar years 2011 and 2012, and (3) closing price as of September 15, 2011 to estimated cash earnings (or net income plus amortization) per share for calendar years 2011 and 2012 based on such company’s public filings with the SEC, publicly available equity research and FactSet data. Based on this analysis, J.P. Morgan selected representative ranges of financial multiples and applied these ranges to the relevant estimated financial metrics for Azur Pharma to calculate its equity value implied by these ranges of multiples. For the estimated financial metrics for Azur Pharma, J.P. Morgan used three sets of financial forecasts provided by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Azur Pharma cases.” This analysis yielded the implied equity values for Azur Pharma set forth below (dollars in millions):

 

     Revenue     EBITDA     Net Income (1)  
     Range     Equity Value     Range     Equity Value     Range     Equity Value  

2011

    2.5x—3.5x      $ 310—$410        8.0x—17.0x      $ 275—$520        15.0x—25.0x      $ 340—$585   

2012

    2.0x—3.0x      $ 280—$400        6.0x—10.0x      $ 230—$435        12.5x—20.0x      $ 295—$640   

 

(1) Net Income as used in this table is net income plus amortization.

All ranges presented were rounded to the nearest $5 million.

 

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Public Trading Multiples: Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Using publicly available data and projections, J.P. Morgan compared selected financial data of Jazz Pharmaceuticals with similar data for selected publicly traded companies engaged in businesses which J.P. Morgan judged to be analogous to Jazz Pharmaceuticals. These companies were selected, among other reasons, because they share similar business characteristics to Jazz Pharmaceuticals based on operational characteristics and financial metrics. The companies selected by J.P. Morgan were the following:

 

   

Shire plc

 

   

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

 

   

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

 

   

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

   

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

   

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

 

   

Alkermes, Inc.

None of the companies utilized in the analysis were identical to Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Accordingly, a complete analysis of the results of the following calculations cannot be limited to a quantitative review of such results and involves complex considerations and judgments concerning the differences in the financial and operating characteristics of the companies compared to those of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and other factors that could affect the public trading value of the companies and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

For each comparable company, J.P. Morgan calculated the ratios of (1) Firm Value as of September 15, 2011 to estimated revenue for calendar years 2011 and 2012; (2) Firm Value as of September 15, 2011 to estimated EBITDA for calendar years 2011 and 2012, and (3) closing price as of September 15, 2011 to estimated cash earnings per share for calendar years 2011 and 2012 based on Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ public filings with the SEC, publicly available equity research and FactSet data as of September 15, 2011. Based on this analysis, J.P. Morgan selected representative ranges of financial multiples and applied these ranges to the relevant estimated financial metrics for Jazz Pharmaceuticals to calculate its equity value implied by these ranges of multiples. For the estimated financial metrics for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, J.P. Morgan used two sets of financial forecasts: (1) street consensus estimates based on estimates of Wall Street analysts; and (2) estimates prepared by the management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Jazz Pharmaceuticals case.” See “—Certain Unaudited Financial Projections.” This analysis yielded the implied equity values for Jazz Pharmaceuticals set forth below (dollars in millions):

 

     Revenue     EBITDA     Net Income (1)  
  Range   Equity Value     Range   Equity Value     Range   Equity Value  
    Street
Estimates
  Jazz
Pharmaceuticals
Case
      Street
Estimates
  Jazz
Pharmaceuticals
Case
      Street
Estimates
  Jazz
Pharmaceuticals
Case
 
2011   5.5x—

9.0x

  $1,490—

$2,405

  $ 1,540—$2,485      11.0x—

20.0x

  $1,555—

$2,775

  $ 1,720—$3,075      15.0x—

25.0x

  $1,545—

$2,640

  $ 1,515—$2,590   
2012   4.0x—

6.0x

  $1,450—

$2,145

  $ 1,570—$2,320      8.0x—

15.0x

  $1,725—

$3,185

  $ 2,040—$3,765      12.5x—

20.0x

  $1,725—

$2,825

  $ 1,935—$3,155   

 

(1) Net Income as used in this table is non-U.S. GAAP Adjusted Net Income based on fully-taxed earnings at 40.7% statutory tax rate and excludes from the comparable U.S. GAAP measures: revenue related to up front and milestone payments, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense associated with a debt discount and debt issuance costs and a loss on extinguishment of debt.

All ranges presented were rounded to the nearest $5 million.

 

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Public Trading Multiples: Contribution Analysis

Using the ranges of equity values for Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma yielded by the trading multiples analyses described above, J.P. Morgan then calculated a range of implied exchange ratios and implied pro forma ownership percentages of New Jazz following the merger, arriving at the ranges of implied exchange ratios and implied pro forma ownership percentages set forth in the tables below:

Exchange Ratio Analysis

 

     Revenue      EBITDA      Net Income  

2011

     0.916x—2.025x         0.756x—2.827x         0.657x—1.953x   

2012

     0.913x—2.095x         1.008x—4.153x         0.680x—2.688x   

Implied Pro Forma Ownership Percentage Analysis

 

     Revenue      EBITDA      Net Income  

2011

     78.4%—88.9%         74.9%—91.8%         72.2%—88.3%   

2012

     78.3%—89.2%         79.9%—94.3%         72.9%—91.4%   

In each case, J.P. Morgan compared the implied exchange ratios to the exchange ratio in the proposed merger to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock of 1.000x and compared the implied pro forma ownership percentage of New Jazz following the merger to the pro forma ownership percentage of New Jazz following the merger attributable to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Common Stock of 79.8%.

Selected Transaction Analysis: Azur Pharma

Using publicly available information, J.P. Morgan examined selected transactions with respect to businesses which J.P. Morgan judged to be analogous to Azur Pharma. These transactions were selected, among other reasons, because the businesses involved in these transactions share similar business characteristics to Azur Pharma based on operational characteristics and financial metrics. Specifically, J.P. Morgan reviewed the following transactions:

 

Acquiror

  

Target

  

Month and Year Announced

Par Pharmaceuticals

   Anchen Pharmaceuticals    August 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals

   Sanitas AB    May 2011

Merck

   Inspire Pharmaceuticals    April 2011

Axcan Pharma

   Eurand Pharmaceuticals    December 2010

BMS

   ZymoGenetics    September 2010

Meda

   Alaven    August 2010

Endo Pharmaceuticals

   Penwest Pharmaceuticals    August 2010

Hisamitsu Pharmaceuticals

   Noven Pharmaceuticals    July 2009

Gilead Sciences

   CV Therapeutics    March 2009

Shionogi & Co.

   Sciele Pharma    September 2008

King Pharmaceuticals

   Alpharma    August 2008

Galderma

   CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals    February 2008

Nycomed

   Bradley Pharmaceuticals    October 2007

Allergan

   Esprit Pharma    September 2007

Indevus Pharmaceuticals

   Valera Pharmaceuticals    December 2006

Stiefel Laboratories

   Connetics Corporation    October 2006

Using publicly available estimates, J.P. Morgan reviewed the Firm Values implied by the transaction as a multiple of (1) the target company’s revenue for the 12-month period immediately preceding announcement of the transaction, which is referred to below as “firm value/LTM Revenue,” (2) the target company’s EBITDA for the 12-month period immediately preceding announcement of the transaction, which is referred to below as “firm

 

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value/LTM EBITDA,” and also reviewed the Equity Values implied by the transaction as a multiple of the target company’s cash earnings per share for the 12-month period immediately following the announcement of the transaction, which is referred to below as “NTM P/E” for the precedent transactions, J.P. Morgan noted that this analysis showed:

 

   

a range of firm value/LTM Revenue multiples of 2.0x to 9.1x, with a median of 3.9x;

 

   

a range of firm value/LTM EBITDA multiples of 7.7x to 22.0x, with a median of 12.1x; and

 

   

a range of NTM P/E multiples of 12.5x to 40.8x, with a median of 16.9x.

Based on the results of this analysis and other factors that J.P. Morgan considered appropriate, J.P. Morgan applied a firm value/LTM Revenue multiple range of 2.0x to 5.0x to Azur Pharma’s LTM Revenue, a firm value/LTM EBITDA multiple range of 10.0x to 20.0x to Azur Pharma’s LTM EBITDA, and a NTM P/E multiple range of 12.5x to 19.5x to Azur Pharma’s NTM net income from the Azur Pharma cases described below. J.P. Morgan applied the ranges of multiples derived from such analysis to Azur Pharma and arrived at the estimated ranges of equity values for Azur Pharma set forth in the table below (dollars in millions):

 

     LTM Revenue      LTM EBITDA      NTM Net Income  

Equity Value

   $ 260—$560       $ 325—$600       $ 295—$625   

All ranges presented were rounded to the nearest $5 million.

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis: Azur Pharma

J.P. Morgan conducted a discounted cash flow analysis for the purpose of determining the fully diluted equity value for Azur Pharma. J.P. Morgan calculated the unlevered free cash flows that Azur Pharma is expected to generate during fiscal years 2012 through 2031 based upon financial projections for three scenarios included in the Azur Pharma cases through the years ended December 31, 2031. J.P. Morgan then calculated a range of terminal values of Azur Pharma at the end of the 20-year period ending December 31, 2031 by applying, based upon J.P. Morgan’s judgment and experience, a range of perpetual growth rates from -1.0% to 2.0% of the unlevered free cash flow of Azur Pharma during the final year of the 20-year period. The unlevered free cash flows and the range of terminal values were then discounted to present values using a range of discount rates from 10.0% to 12.0% and added together in order to derive the implied Firm Value of Azur Pharma. The discount rate range was chosen by J.P. Morgan based upon an analysis of the weighted average cost of capital of Azur Pharma conducted by J.P. Morgan and applied using the mid-year convention for discounting. The present value of the unlevered free cash flows and the range of terminal asset values were then adjusted for Azur Pharma’s estimated 2011 fiscal year-end excess cash and total debt to calculate Azur Pharma’s implied equity value. Based on the Azur Pharma cases and a discount rate of 10.0% to 12.0%, the discounted cash flow analysis indicated ranges of equity values set forth in the table below (dollars in millions) for Azur Pharma on a stand-alone basis:

 

     Equity Value  

Scenario A

   $ 395—$455   

Scenario B

   $ 485—$565   

Scenario C

   $ 565—$660   

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Discounted Cash Flow Analysis: Jazz Pharmaceuticals

J.P. Morgan conducted a discounted cash flow analysis for the purpose of determining the fully diluted equity value for Jazz Pharmaceuticals. J.P. Morgan was not provided with long-range projections prepared by management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Using the Jazz Pharmaceuticals case through 2013 and certain publicly available financial forecasts for Jazz Pharmaceuticals (that Jazz Pharmaceuticals advised J.P. Morgan were a reasonable basis upon which to evaluate the future financial performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals), J.P. Morgan prepared public forecast cases for three cases, a summary of which is set forth in the table below (dollars in millions): case one through the years ended December 31, 2016 and cases two and three through the years ended December 31, 2023 (referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “Public Forecasts”). Case one assumed that Jazz Pharmaceuticals would face a generic competitor for Xyrem beginning in 2014 and Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ post-erosion terminal growth rate would be reached in 2016. Cases two and three were based on the assumption that Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ terminal growth rate (post-erosion for case two) would be reached in 2023 and either (i) Jazz Pharmaceuticals would face a generic competitor beginning in 2021 or (ii) no generic competitor would face Jazz Pharmaceuticals, respectively. Case three assumes higher sales of Xyrem than cases one and two. All cases assume no new products are acquired or developed.

 

Case 1      Case 2      Case 3  

Year

   Total
Revenues
     EBITDA      Year      Total
Revenues
     EBITDA      Year      Total
Revenues
     EBITDA  

2012E

   $ 377       $ 247         2012E       $ 377       $ 247         2012E       $ 377       $ 247   

2013E

   $ 492       $ 356         2013E       $ 492       $ 356         2013E       $ 492       $ 356   

2014E

   $ 246       $ 176         2014E       $ 526       $ 369         2014E       $ 572       $ 433   

2015E

   $ 123       $ 89         2015E       $ 606       $ 437         2015E       $ 659       $ 515   

2016E

   $ 124       $ 89         2016E       $ 635       $ 458         2016E       $ 704       $ 550   
           2017E       $ 666       $ 480         2017E       $ 753       $ 588   
           2018E       $ 697       $ 502         2018E       $ 805       $ 629   
           2019E       $ 730       $ 526         2019E       $ 860       $ 672   
           2020E       $ 765       $ 551         2020E       $ 919       $ 718   
           2021E       $ 383       $ 276         2021E       $ 924       $ 722   
           2022E       $ 191       $ 138         2022E       $ 928       $ 726   
           2023E       $ 192       $ 139         2023E       $ 933       $ 729   

All values in the table have been rounded to the nearest $1 million.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals reviewed the Public Forecasts and advised J.P. Morgan that the Public Forecasts were a reasonable basis on which to evaluate the future financial performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals for purposes of J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger and that no specific weighting should be put on any particular case. J.P. Morgan expressed no view as to the Public Forecasts. Jazz Pharmaceuticals does not publicly disclose forecasts of the type prepared by J.P. Morgan in connection with J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger and such forecasts were not prepared with a view toward public disclosure. Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ belief that the Public Forecasts were a reasonable basis on which to evaluate the future financial performance of Jazz Pharmaceuticals for purposes of J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger was based on numerous variables and assumptions that are inherently uncertain and may be beyond the control of management, including, without limitation, factors related to general economic and competitive conditions and prevailing interest rates. Accordingly, actual results could vary significantly from those set forth in the Public Forecasts. You should read the section entitled “—Certain Unaudited Financial Projections” for additional qualifications applicable to the Public Forecasts.

At the direction of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, J.P. Morgan used the Jazz Pharmaceuticals case through 2013 and calculated the unlevered free cash flows that Jazz Pharmaceuticals is expected to generate during fiscal years 2014 through 2023 based upon the Public Forecasts. J.P. Morgan then calculated a range of terminal values of Jazz Pharmaceuticals at the end of the five-year period ending December 31, 2016 for case one and at the end of the 12-year period ending December 31, 2023 for cases two and three by applying, based upon J.P. Morgan’s judgment and experience, a range of perpetual growth rates from -1.0% to 2.0% of the unlevered free cash flow

 

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of Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the final year of the five- and 12-year periods, respectively. The unlevered free cash flows and the range of terminal values were then discounted to present values using a range of discount rates from 10.0% to 12.0% and added together in order to derive the implied Firm Value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. The discount rate range was chosen by J.P. Morgan based upon an analysis of the weighted average cost of capital of Jazz Pharmaceuticals conducted by J.P. Morgan and applied using the mid-year convention for discounting. The present value of the unlevered free cash flows and the range of terminal asset values were then adjusted for Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ June 30, 2011 cash and total debt to calculate Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ implied equity value. Based on the management Jazz Pharmaceuticals case through 2013 and the Public Forecasts and a discount rate of 10.0% to 12.0%, the discounted cash flow analysis indicated ranges of equity values set forth in the table below (dollars in millions) for Jazz Pharmaceuticals on a stand-alone basis.

 

     Equity Value  

Case 1

   $ 820—$1,040   

Case 2

   $ 1,755—$2,075   

Case 3

   $ 2,960—$4,245   

All ranges presented were rounded to the nearest $5 million.

Discounted Cash Flow: Contribution analysis

Using the ranges of equity values for Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma yielded by the discounted cash flow analyses described above, J.P. Morgan then calculated a range of implied exchange ratios and implied pro forma ownership percentages of New Jazz following the merger, arriving at the ranges of implied exchange ratios and implied pro forma ownership percentages set forth in the tables below:

Exchange Ratio Analysis

 

     Azur Pharma Scenario A      Azur Pharma Scenario B      Azur Pharma Scenario C  

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Case 1

     0.455x—0.663x         0.367x—0.545x         0.315x—0.467x   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Case 2

     0.971x—1.321x         0.785x—1.086x         0.674x—0.932x   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Case 3

     1.638x—2.700x         1.324x—2.220x         1.136x—1.905x   

Implied Pro Forma Ownership Percentage Analysis

 

     Azur Pharma Scenario A    Azur Pharma Scenario B    Azur Pharma Scenario C

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Case 1

   64.3%—72.3%    59.2%—68.2%    55.5%—64.8%

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Case 2

   79.3%—83.9%    75.6%—81.1%    72.7%—78.7%

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Case 3

   86.6%—91.4%    84.0%—89.8%    81.8%—88.3%

In each case, J.P. Morgan compared the implied exchange ratios to the exchange ratio in the merger to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock of 1.000x and compared the implied pro forma ownership percentage of New Jazz following the merger to the pro forma ownership percentage of New Jazz following the merger attributable to the holders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock of 79.8%.

Value Creation Analysis Based on Discounted Cash Flow

J.P. Morgan performed a value creation analysis by comparing the implied equity value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals with the implied pro forma equity value of New Jazz after the merger attributable to the equity ownership interest of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. J.P. Morgan determined the ranges of the implied equity value of New Jazz after the merger by adding: (i) the range of the implied equity value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals derived from the discounted cash flow analysis described above using each of the three cases from the Public Forecasts and (ii) the ranges of implied pro forma equity values of Azur Pharma on a stand-alone basis derived from the discounted cash flow analysis of Azur Pharma described above using each of the three scenarios included in the Azur Pharma cases. J.P. Morgan then determined the implied pro forma equity value of

 

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New Jazz following the merger attributable to Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders based on the equity ownership percentage of New Jazz to be owned by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders implied by the exchange ratio provided for in the merger agreement. J.P. Morgan compared the result to the implied equity value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals on a stand-alone basis derived from the discounted cash flow analysis described above, yielding the implied range of gain/loss in equity value to Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders set forth in the table below:

 

     Implied Gain (Loss) in Equity Value to Jazz
Pharmaceuticals Stockholders

Scenario A

   (4.7%)—0.6%

Scenario B

   (2.0%)—5.6%

Scenario C

   1.0%—9.7%

Value Creation Analysis Based on Trading Multiples

J.P. Morgan also reviewed the potential market value creation of the merger for Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders at the exchange ratio by comparing the closing price for a share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on September 15, 2011 with the potential pro forma market value of one New Jazz ordinary share after the merger, taking into account the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders’ proportionate interest in New Jazz based on the equity ownership percentage implied by the exchange ratio provided for in the merger agreement. J.P. Morgan calculated a reference range of potential pro forma market values of New Jazz following the merger using estimated EBITDA and cash earnings per share for calendar year 2012 from the three scenarios included in the Azur Pharma cases and applying the trading multiples derived from publicly available equity research. J.P. Morgan based the low end of the multiple range on the ratio of current Jazz Pharmaceuticals Firm Value to 2012 EBITDA and closing price as of September 15, 2011 to estimated cash earnings per share for calendar year 2012 multiples based on estimates provided by management. The mid-point of the multiple range was based on the ratio of current Jazz Pharmaceuticals Firm Value to 2012 EBITDA and closing price as of September 15, 2011 to estimated cash earnings per share for calendar year 2012 multiples based on publicly available analyst estimates. The high-end of the multiple range was selected based upon the ratio of Firm Value to 2012 EBITDA and closing price as of September 15, 2011 to estimated cash earnings per share for calendar year 2012 multiples of a set of companies which included Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Shire plc. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. This analysis yielded the implied pro forma accretion/dilution per share of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock set forth in the table below:

 

EBITDA     

Net Income (1)

 
Range    Implied Pro Forma
Accretion/(Dilution) per
Share
     Range    Implied Pro Forma
Accretion/(Dilution) per
Share
 

8.3x—12.0x

     (5.6%)—37.5%       13.5x—16.0x      3.0%—26.8%   

 

(1) Net Income as used in this table is based on fully-taxed earnings at a blended tax rate and excludes from the comparable U.S. GAAP measures: revenue related to up front and milestone payments; amortization of intangible assets; stock-based compensation; non-cash interest expense associated with a debt discount; debt issuance costs and a loss on extinguishment of debt; and transaction expenses.

This analysis is merely illustrative and should not be interpreted as a prediction as to the price at which the Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock or New Jazz ordinary shares or Azur Pharma ordinary shares will trade at any future time.

Analysis of Merger Impact on Cash EPS

J.P. Morgan reviewed for informational purposes the potential pro forma financial effects of the merger based on Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ estimates of its and Azur Pharma’s financial performance in 2012 and 2013, assuming a fully-taxed basis, full preservation and use of net operating losses and including incremental stock compensation. Based on this analysis, the pro forma cash earnings per share would be accretive by between 0.2% and 5.3% per share.

 

 

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The actual results achieved by New Jazz following the merger may vary from the projected results and the variations may be material.

The foregoing summary of certain material financial analyses does not purport to be a complete description of the analyses or data presented by J.P. Morgan. The preparation of a fairness opinion is a complex process and is not necessarily susceptible to partial analysis or summary description. J.P. Morgan believes that the foregoing summary and its analyses must be considered as a whole and that selecting portions of the foregoing summary and these analyses, without considering all of its analyses as a whole, could create an incomplete view of the processes underlying the analyses and its opinion. In arriving at its opinion, J.P. Morgan did not attribute any particular weight to any analyses or factors considered by it and did not form an opinion as to whether any individual analysis or factor (positive or negative), considered in isolation, supported or failed to support its opinion. Rather, J.P. Morgan considered the totality of the factors and analyses performed in determining its opinion. Analyses based upon forecasts of future results are inherently uncertain, as they are subject to numerous factors or events beyond the control of the parties and their advisors. Accordingly, forecasts and analyses used or made by J.P. Morgan are not necessarily indicative of actual future results, which may be significantly more or less favorable than suggested by those analyses. Moreover, J.P. Morgan’s analyses are not and do not purport to be appraisals or otherwise reflective of the prices at which businesses actually could be bought or sold. None of the selected companies reviewed as described in the above summary is identical to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and none of the target companies in the selected transactions reviewed was identical to Azur Pharma. However, the companies selected were chosen because they are publicly traded companies with operations and businesses that, for purposes of J.P. Morgan’s analysis, may be considered similar to those of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. The transactions selected were similarly chosen because their participants, size and other factors, for purposes of J.P. Morgan’s analysis, may be considered similar to the merger. The analyses necessarily involve complex considerations and judgments concerning differences in financial and operational characteristics of the companies involved and other factors that could affect the companies compared to Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the transactions compared to the merger.

As a part of its investment banking business, J.P. Morgan and its affiliates are continually engaged in the valuation of businesses and their securities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, investments for passive and control purposes, negotiated underwritings, secondary distributions of listed and unlisted securities, private placements, and valuations for estate, corporate and other purposes. J.P. Morgan was selected to advise Jazz Pharmaceuticals with respect to the merger on the basis of such experience and its familiarity with Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

For services rendered in connection with the merger, Jazz Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay J.P. Morgan $3 million, of which $1.5 million will become payable only if the merger is consummated. In addition, Jazz Pharmaceuticals has agreed to reimburse J.P. Morgan for its expenses incurred in connection with its services, including the fees and disbursements of counsel, and will indemnify J.P. Morgan against certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under the federal securities laws.

Please be advised that during the two years preceding J.P. Morgan’s opinion, neither J.P. Morgan nor any of its affiliates had any other material financial advisory or other material commercial or investment banking relationship with Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma. In the ordinary course of their businesses, J.P. Morgan and its affiliates may actively trade the debt and equity securities of Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma for their own accounts or for the accounts of customers and, accordingly, they may at any time hold long or short positions in such securities.

Certain Unaudited Financial Projections

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma do not, as a matter of course, publicly disclose projections of future revenues, earnings or other financial performance of the type provided by Jazz Pharmaceuticals to, or prepared by, J.P. Morgan for purposes of J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has included in this

 

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proxy statement/prospectus the Jazz Pharmaceuticals case, the Azur Pharma cases and the Public Forecasts only because such projections and forecasts were provided by Jazz Pharmaceuticals to, or prepared by, J.P. Morgan, the financial adviser to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, in connection with J.P. Morgan’s analysis of the merger and to the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors for the purposes of facilitating an evaluation of the merger.

These financial projections and forecasts were not prepared with a view toward public disclosure or compliance with published guidelines of the SEC or the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for preparation and presentation of prospective financial information, the IFRS or U.S. GAAP. Neither Ernst & Young, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ independent registered public accounting firm, nor KPMG, Azur Pharma’s independent registered public accounting firm, has examined or compiled nor performed any procedures on any of the financial projections, expressed any conclusion or provided any form of assurance with respect to the financial projections and, accordingly, assume no responsibility for them. The reports of Ernst & Young and KPMG, included elsewhere or incorporated by reference in this proxy statement/prospectus, relate to the historical financial information of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, respectively. They do not extend to the financial projections and should not be read to do so. The inclusion of this information in this proxy statement/prospectus should not be regarded as an indication that any of New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Azur Pharma or any other recipient of this information considered, now considers or will consider this information to be necessarily predictive of future results. New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma do not intend to update or otherwise revise the financial projections to correct any errors existing in such projections when made, to reflect circumstances existing after the date when made or to reflect the occurrence of future events even in the event that any or all of the assumptions underlying the financial projections are shown to be in error.

Although presented with numerical specificity, the financial projections and forecasts included in this proxy statement/prospectus are based on numerous estimates and assumptions that are subject to factors, such as future performance of currently marketed products, generic competition for marketed products, regulatory actions related to marketed products, clinical, technical, regulatory, and commercial success of development programs, efforts required to commercialize currently marketed and pipeline products, future business development activities, industry performance, general business, economic, regulatory, market and financial conditions, and the other factors listed in this proxy statement/prospectus under the section entitled “Risk Factors,” which are difficult to predict and most of which are beyond the control of New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. These or other factors may cause the financial projections or the underlying assumptions and estimates to be inaccurate. Since the financial projections cover multiple years, such information by its nature becomes less reliable with each successive year. The financial projections also do not take into account any circumstances or events occurring after the date they were prepared, and do not give effect to the merger and reorganization. The inclusion of the financial projections and forecasts in this proxy statement/prospectus shall not be deemed an admission or representation by New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma that such information is material. The inclusion of the projections should not be regarded as an indication that New Jazz, Jazz Pharmaceuticals or Azur Pharma considered or now consider them to be a reliable prediction of future results and you should not rely on them as such. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the financial projections will be realized, and actual results may vary materially from those reflected in the projections. You should read the section entitled “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” for additional information regarding the risks inherent in forward-looking information such as the financial projections.

Certain of the financial projections set forth herein, including EBITDA and Non-U.S. GAAP Adjusted Net Income, may be considered non-U.S. GAAP financial measures. Jazz Pharmaceuticals believes this information could be useful in evaluating, on a prospective basis, New Jazz’s potential operating performance and cash flow. Non-U.S. GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with U.S. GAAP, and non-U.S. GAAP financial measures as used by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts used by other companies.

 

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The following summarizes the Jazz Pharmaceuticals case that was prepared on the basis and for the limited and specific context described above.

 

     Projected Year End December 31,  
     2011E      2012E      2013E  

Revenue

   $ 269       $ 377       $ 492   

EBITDA

   $ 151       $ 247       $ 356   

Non-U.S. GAAP Adjusted Net Income(1)

   $ 100       $ 156       $ 219   

 

(1) Non-U.S. GAAP Adjusted Net Income as used in this table is based on fully-taxed earnings at 40.7% statutory tax rate and excludes from the comparable U.S. GAAP measures: revenue related to upfront and milestone payments, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense associated with a debt discount and debt issuance costs and a loss on extinguishment of debt.

The following summarizes (dollars in millions) the Azur Pharma cases that were prepared on the basis and for the limited and specific context described above. In developing the Azur Pharma cases, Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ management used a combination of Azur Pharma management estimates and its good faith judgment to estimate, on a product-by-product basis, future revenues for the Azur Pharma products, which were then totaled to derive projected aggregate revenue for Azur Pharma. Key assumptions of each case are as follows: case A assumes that the Azur Pharma business remains consistent with current trends, case B assumes a higher market penetration of Prialt and launch of Clozapine QD in 2015, and case C assumes a higher market penetration of Prialt (relative to case A) and higher sales of Clozapine QD in 2015 than contemplated by case B.

 

Case A
Years    Annual
Revenue
   Annual
EBITDA
   Annual Net
Income

2011E—2014E

   $98—$115    $26—$36    $23—$32

2015E—2018E

   $110—$117    $35—$52    $30—$45

2019E—2022E

   $89—$95    $61—$70    $53—$62

2023E—2026E

   $100—$114    $45—$88    $40—$77

2027E—2030E

   $34—$44    $16—$25    $14—$22

 

Case B
Years    Annual
Revenue
   Annual
EBITDA
   Annual Net
Income

2011E—2014E

   $98—$126    $16—$32    $14—$28

2015E—2018E

   $134—$175    $37—$75    $32—$66

2019E—2022E

   $129—$160    $93—$109    $81—$95

2023E—2026E

   $127—$144    $93—$107    $81—$94

2027E—2030E

   $41—$55    $21—$33    $19—$29

 

Case C
Years    Annual
Revenue
   Annual
EBITDA
   Annual Net
Income

2011E—2014E

   $99—$131    $19—$34    $17—$30

2015E—2018E

   $143—$213    $43—$99    $37—$87

2019E—2022E

   $138—$198    $101—$141    $89—$123

2023E—2026E

   $132—$149    $97—$111    $85—$97

2027E—2030E

   $45—$59    $24—$37    $21—$32

The amounts set forth above have been rounded to the nearest $1 million.

Azur Pharma’s Reasons for the Merger

The Azur Pharma board of directors carefully evaluated the merger agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby. The Azur Pharma board of directors determined that the merger agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the proposed merger, are in the best interests of Azur Pharma and its shareholders.

 

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In reaching these determinations, the Azur Pharma board of directors consulted with Azur Pharma’s management and its legal, financial and other advisors, and also considered a number of substantive factors, both positive and negative, and potential benefits and detriments of the merger to Azur Pharma and its shareholders. The Azur Pharma board of directors believed that, taken as a whole, the following factors supported its decision to approve the proposed merger:

The Azur Pharma board of directors believes that the combination of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma will result in significant strategic benefits to the combined company, which benefits will accrue to Azur Pharma’s shareholders, as shareholders of the combined company. These strategic benefits include the following:

 

   

New Jazz would have a strong overall financial position, with expected revenues of over $475 million and cash generation of over $200 million in the first 12 months after closing of the transaction, and an efficient corporate structure based in Ireland;

 

   

combining Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma will create a stronger, more diversified company than Azur Pharma currently has, with a broader array of products in central nervous system and women’s health and an expanded commercial presence in the United States; and

 

   

the combined entity will have enhanced financial resources to invest in opportunities to acquire marketed products or product candidates that are close to approval in comparison to Azur Pharma on a stand-alone basis.

The Azur Pharma board of directors believes that the combination of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma should result in significant financial benefits to Azur Pharma shareholders and the combined company. These financial benefits include the following:

 

   

Azur Pharma shareholders will have the opportunity to participate in any future growth of the combined company and any future appreciation in the value of the combined company stock following the merger;

 

   

Azur Pharma’s shareholders will have liquidity as they will now hold shares in a NASDAQ quoted company;

 

   

the anticipated market capitalization, balance sheet, free cash flow, liquidity and capital structure of the combined company; and

 

   

the belief that the combined company will be better positioned to pursue a growth strategy, as a result of the combined company’s larger market capitalization, balance sheet and the likelihood of increased access to business development opportunities.

During the course of its evaluation of the merger agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, the Azur Pharma board of directors considered the following factors in addition to the benefits described above:

 

   

the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, including the commitments by both Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to complete the merger, and the likelihood of completing the merger;

 

   

the impact of the merger on all stakeholders in Azur Pharma; and

 

   

the results of due diligence investigations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals by Azur Pharma’s management and financial, legal and other advisors.

The Azur Pharma board of directors weighed these factors against a number of uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the merger, including:

 

   

the challenges inherent in the combination of two businesses of the size, geographic diversity and complexity of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, including the possible diversion of management attention for an extended period of time;

 

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the fact that Azur Pharma shareholders could be adversely affected by a decrease in the trading price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock during the pendency of the merger;

 

   

the restrictions on the conduct of Azur Pharma’s business during the period between execution of the merger agreement and the consummation of the merger; and

 

   

the costs associated with completion of the merger and the realization of the benefits expected to be obtained in connection with the merger, including transaction expenses arising from the merger.

The Azur Pharma board of directors concluded that the uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the merger were outweighed by the potential benefits that it expected Azur Pharma and Azur Pharma shareholders would achieve as a result of the merger. Accordingly, the Azur Pharma board of directors determined that the merger agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the proposed merger, are advisable and fair to, and in the best interests of Azur Pharma and its shareholders.

The foregoing discussion of the information and factors considered by the Azur Pharma board of directors is not exhaustive, but Azur Pharma believes it includes all the material factors considered by the Azur Pharma board of directors. In view of the wide variety of factors considered in connection with its evaluation of the merger and the complexity of these matters, the Azur Pharma board of directors did not consider it practicable to, and did not attempt to, quantify or otherwise assign relative or specific weight or values to any of these factors. Rather, the Azur Pharma board of directors viewed its position and recommendation as being based on an overall analysis and on the totality of the information presented to and factors considered by it. In addition, in considering the factors described above, individual directors may have given different weights to different factors. After considering this information, the Azur Pharma board of directors approved the merger agreement transactions contemplated thereby.

This explanation of Azur Pharma’s reasons for the merger and other information presented in this section is forward-looking in nature and, therefore, should be read in light of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” beginning on page 49.

Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger

Management

Jazz Pharmaceuticals—Employment Following the Merger

Pursuant to the merger agreement, the officers of New Jazz following the merger will be designated by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. As of the date of the proxy statement/prospectus, it is expected that the following current executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will be the executive officers of New Jazz: Bruce C. Cozadd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Russell J. Cox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Kathryn E. Falberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Carol A. Gamble, Senior Vice President and General Counsel; Jeffrey K. Tobias, M.D., Senior Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer; and Karen J. Wilson, Vice President, Finance and Principal Accounting Officer. Other current Jazz Pharmaceuticals officers may either continue to be employed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and be compensated by Jazz Pharmaceuticals or may be employed by New Jazz and compensated by New Jazz. Their positions at Jazz Pharmaceuticals or New Jazz may entitle these individuals to equity awards from New Jazz.

In addition, the compensation committee of the New Jazz board of directors may consider the role of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ executive officers played in securing and executing the merger in connection with its determinations of payments under the Jazz Pharmaceuticals annual bonus award program. In determining annual bonus awards for the above-named Jazz Pharmaceuticals executive officers for the year ending December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2012, the compensation committee of the New Jazz board of directors will consider individual and company performance against company objectives, one of which includes completing the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement and developing and beginning to implement an integration plan.

 

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals—Merger-Related Compensation

Under the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Executive Change in Control and Severance Benefit Plan, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “severance benefit plan,” as described in detail under the heading “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” the merger does not constitute a “change in control,” and therefore an involuntary termination of a Jazz Pharmaceuticals executive officer’s service following the merger will not trigger any benefits under the severance benefit plan. However, in connection with the merger, certain Jazz Pharmaceuticals officers will receive vesting acceleration of NSOs held by them. Section 4985 of the code imposes an excise tax on certain stock compensation held at any time during the six months before and six months after the closing by individuals who were and/or are non-employee directors and executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the same period. The excise tax imposed by section 4985 applies to all outstanding NSOs held by such non-employee directors and executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, even if such NSOs are unvested and even if such NSOs are “underwater” (that is, if the exercise price is greater than the fair market value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on the date of closing). However, if such NSOs are exercised before the closing, then the excise tax will not apply.

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has amended all unvested NSOs held by officers and non-employee directors who are subject to the excise tax to fully accelerate the vesting of such NSOs so that such individuals will have the opportunity to exercise such options before the closing. Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ non-employee directors and executive officers that exercise such options before the closing will be subject to immediate individual income tax, rather than the excise tax that would otherwise be applied to such NSOs on the closing date. Absent this vesting acceleration, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals non-employee directors and officers were expected to continue to provide services to Jazz Pharmaceuticals over certain periods of time for the NSOs to vest. If Jazz Pharmaceuticals non-employee directors and officers choose to exercise their NSOs before the closing, such individuals will no longer hold these equity awards with intrinsic values based in part on future stock price appreciation and the time-value associated with the NSOs’ ten-year terms.

Such vesting acceleration is effective on the first trading day following the effectiveness of the filing of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Form 8-K with the SEC announcing the results of the special meeting, provided that the merger agreement is adopted and the merger is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders. These NSOs were also amended to permit “net exercise” as a method of payment of the exercise prices of such NSOs. Net exercise means that the number of shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock issuable pursuant to the exercise of the NSO is reduced by the largest whole number of shares with a fair market value that does not exceed the aggregate exercise price (and any balance is then paid in cash). It is currently anticipated that such NSOs will be net exercised and it is currently contemplated that the withholding tax obligations triggered by the exercise of NSOs by the executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals before closing may be satisfied by withholding, from the shares otherwise issuable to each executive officer, shares with a fair market value equal to the amount of the withholding tax obligation.

The following table and the related footnotes present information about the compensation payable to the 2010 named executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in connection with the merger, assuming it had occurred on October 17, 2011, the latest practicable date prior to the filing of this proxy statement/prospectus. The compensation shown in the table below is subject to a nonbinding advisory vote of the stockholders of Jazz Pharmaceuticals at the special meeting, as described in this proxy statement/prospectus under “Stockholder Advisory Vote on Certain Compensatory Arrangements.”

Golden Parachute Compensation

 

Name(1)

   Equity ($)(2)      Total ($)  

Bruce C. Cozadd

   $ 5,883,997       $ 5,883,997   

Kathryn E. Falberg

   $ 2,690,450       $ 2,690,450   

Carol A. Gamble

   $ 1,282,210       $ 1,282,210   

Janne L.T. Wissel

   $ 1,282,210       $ 1,282,210   

Robert M. Myers(3)

   $ 0       $ 0   

 

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(1) Under applicable SEC rules, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals named executive officers for this purpose include the individuals who served as Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ principal executive officer and principal financial officer during 2010 as well as Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ three other most highly compensated executive officers during 2010. Accordingly, this table includes Robert Myers, who is no longer serving in the capacity as an executive officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and it does not include other current executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals who either commenced employment with or became executive officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals after the end of 2010.
(2) As described above, the amounts set forth under the column captioned “Equity” consist of the value of the accelerated vesting of unvested NSOs held by each named executive officer. The acceleration of NSOs is deemed to be “single-trigger” because it will occur before the completion of the merger and is not conditioned upon a termination or resignation of service. The value of the NSOs is calculated in accordance with SEC rules as the difference between (a) the value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock based on the $44.69 average closing price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals shares as reported on NASDAQ for the first five business days following public announcement of the merger and (b) the exercise price of each of the unvested NSOs subject to accelerated vesting. The actual value on the vesting date of the NSOs subject to accelerated vesting will depend on the value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on that date. The vesting of NSOs with exercise prices greater than $44.69 will be accelerated but there is no value associated with such vesting acceleration in this table.
(3) Mr. Myers, the former President and member of the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, resigned in January 2011. Because Mr. Myers was not an executive officer within the six months before closing, his NSOs are not subject to the excise tax and accordingly, he will not receive any special vesting acceleration in connection with the merger.

The table below presents information about the value of the vesting acceleration of NSOs held by other officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals who are also subject to the excise tax. Although SEC rules do not require presentation of this information in this format, it has been included to permit a uniform presentation of the quantification of the vesting acceleration received by the other officers of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in connection with the merger. Such values are calculated in the manner set forth above in footnote (2) to the table entitled “Golden Parachute Compensation.” The information in the table below is not subject to an advisory vote of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders at the special meeting.

Payments to Other Officers

 

Name

   Equity ($)      Total ($)  

Russell J. Cox

   $ 955,577       $ 955,577   

Michael A. DesJardin

   $ 893,195       $ 893,195   

Mark G. Eller

   $ 891,933       $ 891,933   

Jeffrey K. Tobias, M.D.(1)

   $ 0       $ 0   

Karen J. Wilson

   $ 637,389       $ 637,389   

 

(1) Dr. Tobias joined Jazz Pharmaceuticals on October 17, 2011 and has not been granted any stock options.

Azur Pharma

The following current key employees of Azur Pharma and of Azur Pharma Inc. will continue their employment following the merger with New Jazz or Azur Pharma Inc., as applicable (titles in parenthesis indicate titles in effect as of the effective date of the merger): Seamus Mulligan (Chief Business Officer, International Business Development); Eunan Maguire (Senior Vice President, Azur North America); David Brabazon (Senior Vice President, Finance, Dublin); Fintan Keegan (Senior Vice President of Technical Operations); and Michael Kelly (Senior Vice President, General Manager of Azur Pharma Inc.). These key employees have entered into employment agreements with New Jazz or Azur Pharma Inc., as applicable, as described below.

 

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These key employees’ positions with New Jazz or Azur Pharma Inc. will entitle them to compensation and, in some cases, equity awards from New Jazz. Pursuant to their employment agreements and subject to approval by the New Jazz board of directors, as soon as practicable following the merger, and contingent upon each key employee’s continued service through the grant date, each such key employee except Mr. Mulligan will receive a New Jazz equity award, with terms substantially similar to those granted to other employees of New Jazz with similar responsibilities and seniority. In addition, beginning in 2012, these key employees will be entitled to participate in a cash bonus plan expected to be adopted by New Jazz, the terms of which are expected to be similar to the existing Jazz Pharmaceuticals cash bonus plan. Whether or not the employees will earn any bonuses under the cash bonus plan will depend on actual achievement of applicable individual and corporate performance goals, as determined by the New Jazz board of directors, and will be subject to their continued employment through the date any bonus is paid. The key employees’ target bonus percentage under the New Jazz cash bonus plan will be set at the target level in the cash bonus plan for Senior Vice Presidents, which is currently 40% of annual base salary for the applicable calendar year.

The key employees also have executed noncompetition agreements, as described below.

Additionally, as described below under the heading “Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization—Treatment of Azur Pharma Option Plan and Azur Pharma Stock Options,” the vesting and exercisability of the stock options held by the key employees will be accelerated effective as of immediately prior to completion of the merger provided that such key employees consent to the amendment of their stock options to, among other things, provide that net exercise shall be the method of consideration for exercising the stock options. The following table summarizes the value of such vesting acceleration:

 

Name

   Equity ($)(1)      Total ($)  

Seamus Mulligan

   $ 311,401       $ 311,401   

Eunan Maguire

   $ 548,932       $ 548,932   

David Brabazon

   $ 548,932       $ 548,932   

Fintan Keegan

   $ 2,957,449       $ 2,957,449   

Michael Kelly(2)

   $ 0       $ 0   

 

(1) The amounts set forth under the column captioned “Equity” consist of the value of the accelerated vesting of unvested stock options held by each individual. Such value is calculated as the number of shares subject to each option, adjusted as described below, multiplied by the difference between (a) the value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock based on the $44.69 average closing price of Jazz Pharmaceuticals shares as reported on NASDAQ for the first five business days following public announcement of the merger and (b) the exercise price of each of the unvested stock options subject to accelerated vesting, adjusted as described below. For purposes of this calculation, (x) the number of shares subject to each stock option was multiplied by the Assumed Split Ratio (as defined below under the heading “—Principal Shareholders Following the Merger”), (y) the exercise price of each stock option was converted from Euros to dollars using an exchange rate of 1.35534, which is the average of the exchange rates published in the Wall Street Journal for the first five business days following public announcement of the merger and (z) the exercise price of each stock option was divided by the Assumed Split Ratio. The actual value on the vesting date of the stock options subject to accelerated vesting will depend on the value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on that date, the exchange rate on such date and the actual ratio by which Azur Pharma ordinary shares will be reduced in the reorganization.

 

(2) Mr. Kelly’s options vested in accordance with the terms of his agreement with Azur Pharma, and therefore will not be accelerated as part of the completion of the merger.

 

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In addition, certain of the key employees of Azur Pharma and of Azur Pharma Inc. are participants in a key staff supplemental bonus plan designed to support retention of such key employees through special bonus payments. Pursuant to the key staff supplemental bonus plan, provided that such key employee (i) is employed on the date of payment, (ii) is in good standing and has not ever been subject to any disciplinary action and (iii) has not given notice of resignation, the participants are entitled to the following payment, which will be paid shortly following consummation of the merger:

 

Name

   Total Payment  

Eunan Maguire

   50,400   

David Brabazon

   50,400   

Fintan Keegan

   50,400   

Michael Kelly

   $ 70,000   

Members of Azur Pharma’s management are also expected to be parties to the registration rights agreement described under the heading “Other Related Agreements—Registration Rights Agreement.”

Description of Key Agreements

Seamus Mulligan Employment Agreement. In connection with the merger, Azur Pharma and Mr. Mulligan have entered into an employment agreement that will become effective on the closing date and that supersedes all prior employment-related agreements between Mr. Mulligan and Azur Pharma. Following the closing date, Mr. Mulligan will continue his employment with New Jazz on a part-time basis on the terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement as Chief Business Officer, International Business Development. Mr. Mulligan’s initial base salary will be €300,000 per year based on a 75% time commitment during the 12-month period following the closing date, which will be proportionately adjusted thereafter based on Mr. Mulligan’s percentage of time commitment of services to New Jazz. Mr. Mulligan will also be eligible to receive annual cash bonuses under the New Jazz cash bonus plan, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the New Jazz cash bonus plan, the terms of which are expected to be substantially similar to the existing Jazz Pharmaceuticals Performance Bonus Plan as described under “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Executive Compensation Program—Performance Bonus Plan,” beginning in 2012, with a target bonus equal to 40% of base salary. In the event Mr. Mulligan is terminated without Cause or resigns for Good Reason (and other than upon his death or disability), in either case during the 12-month period following a Change in Control of New Jazz (as such terms are defined in the employment agreement), including the merger, he will be entitled to receive certain benefits under the terms of his employment agreement. Such benefits are substantially similar to the benefits provided to senior vice presidents of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the existing Jazz Pharmaceuticals Amended and Restated Executive Change in Control and Severance Benefit Plan, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “severance benefit plan,” as described under “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control,” subject to his provision of an effective release and waiver and other terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement. If Mr. Mulligan is entitled to severance benefits during the 12-month period following the closing date, his cash severance will be based on an annual bonus equal to 40% of his base salary.

Eunan Maguire Employment Agreement. In connection with the merger, Azur Pharma and Mr. Maguire have entered into an employment agreement that will become effective on the closing date and that supersedes all prior employment-related agreements between Mr. Maguire and Azur Pharma. Following the closing date, Mr. Maguire will continue his employment with New Jazz on the terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement as Senior Vice President, Azur North America. Mr. Maguire’s initial base salary will be $311,904 per year and Mr. Maguire will be eligible to receive annual cash bonuses under the New Jazz cash bonus plan beginning in 2012, with a target bonus equal to 40% of base salary. In the event Mr. Maguire is terminated without Cause or resigns for Good Reason (and other than upon his death or disability), in either case during the 12-month period following a Change in Control of New Jazz (as such terms are defined in the

 

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employment agreement), including the merger, he will be entitled to receive certain benefits under the terms of his employment agreement. Such benefits are substantially similar to the benefits provided to senior vice presidents of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the severance benefit plan, subject to his provision of an effective release and waiver and other terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement. If Mr. Maguire is entitled to severance benefits during the 12-month period following the closing date, his cash severance will be based on an annual bonus equal to 40% of his base salary.

David Brabazon Employment Agreement. In connection with the merger, Azur Pharma and Mr. Brabazon have entered into an employment agreement that will become effective on the closing date and that supersedes all prior employment-related agreements between Mr. Brabazon and Azur Pharma. Following the closing date, Mr. Brabazon will continue his employment with New Jazz on the terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement as Senior Vice President, Finance, Dublin. Mr. Brabazon’s initial base salary will be €200,000 per year and Mr. Brabazon will be eligible to receive annual cash bonuses under the New Jazz cash bonus plan beginning in 2012, with a target bonus equal to 40% of base salary. In the event Mr. Brabazon is terminated without Cause or resigns for Good Reason (and other than upon his death or disability), in either case during the 12-month period following a Change in Control of New Jazz (as such terms are defined in the employment agreement), including the merger, he will be entitled to receive certain benefits under the terms of his employment agreement. Such benefits are substantially similar to the benefits provided to senior vice presidents of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the severance benefit plan, subject to his provision of an effective release and waiver and other terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement. If Mr. Brabazon is entitled to severance benefits during the 12-month period following the closing date, his cash severance will be based on an annual bonus equal to 40% of his base salary.

Fintan Keegan Employment Agreement. In connection with the merger, Azur Pharma and Mr. Keegan have entered into an employment agreement that becomes effective on the closing date and that supersedes all prior employment-related agreements between Mr. Keegan and Azur Pharma. Following the closing date, Mr. Keegan will continue his employment with New Jazz on the terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. Mr. Keegan’s initial base salary will be €200,000 per year and Mr. Keegan will be eligible to receive annual cash bonuses under the New Jazz cash bonus plan beginning in 2012, with a target bonus equal to 40% of base salary. In the event Mr. Keegan is terminated without Cause or resigns for Good Reason (and other than upon his death or disability), in either case during the 12-month period following a Change in Control of New Jazz (as such terms are defined in the employment agreement), including the merger, he will be entitled to receive certain benefits under the terms of his employment agreement. Such benefits are substantially similar to the benefits provided to senior vice presidents of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the severance benefit plan, subject to his provision of an effective release and waiver and other terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement. If Mr. Keegan is entitled to severance benefits during the 12-month period following the closing date, his cash severance will be based on an annual bonus equal to 40% of his base salary.

Michael Kelly Employment Agreement. In connection with the merger, Azur Pharma Inc. and Mr. Kelly have entered into an employment agreement that becomes effective on the closing date and that supersedes all prior employment-related agreements between Mr. Kelly and Azur Pharma Inc. Following the closing date, Mr. Kelly will continue his employment with Azur Pharma Inc. on the terms and conditions set forth in his employment agreement as Senior Vice President, General Manager. Mr. Kelly’s initial base salary will be $270,000 per year and Mr. Kelly will be eligible to receive annual cash bonuses under the New Jazz cash bonus plan beginning in 2012, with a target bonus equal to 40% of base salary. Mr. Kelly will also be eligible to participate in an executive change in control and severance benefit plan expected to be adopted by New Jazz at or prior to the closing (and to be in substantially the same form as the existing Jazz Pharmaceuticals Amended and Restated Executive Change in Control and Severance Benefit Plan as described under “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control”), subject to the modifications and the specific terms and conditions described in his employment agreement.

 

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Noncompetition Agreements. In connection with the merger, Messrs. Mulligan, Maguire, Brabazon, Keegan and Kelly have entered into noncompetition agreements with Azur Pharma or Azur Pharma Inc. providing that, during a specified period following the effective date of the noncompetition agreement and/or following the termination of such employee’s employment, as applicable, such employee will not (i) engage directly or indirectly in the development, manufacture, promotion, sale, distribution, licensing or sublicensing of certain specified products and product candidates that compete with products and product candidates of New Jazz and/affiliated entities anywhere in the United States (or, for certain categories of products, worldwide); or (ii) become affiliated with or hold any interest in any individual or entity that engages directly or indirectly in such activities. In addition, during a separate specified period following the effective date of the noncompetition agreement and/or following the termination of the employee’s employment, as applicable, such employee will not (x) hire, accept into employment, or otherwise engage or use the services of, certain employees of New Jazz and/or its affiliated entities; or (y) directly or indirectly, personally or through others, encourage, induce, attempt to induce, solicit or attempt to solicit (on such employee’s own behalf or on behalf of any other person) certain employees of New Jazz and/or of its affiliated entities to leave their employment with New Jazz and/or such affiliated entities.

Directors

It is expected that the current directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals will become, and Mr. Mulligan will remain, directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger, and the non-employee directors of New Jazz may be entitled to compensation from New Jazz for such services. However, as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, a final determination as to who will be appointed to the New Jazz board of directors has not been made and the requisite corporate action to appoint the persons who will serve as directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger has not been effected; accordingly, the persons who will serve as directors of New Jazz following the completion of the merger may differ from the persons currently expected to serve in such capacity. See “Management and Other Information of New Jazz—Directors of New Jazz.”

As described above under the heading “—Management—Jazz Pharmaceuticals—Merger-Related Compensation,” the Jazz Pharmaceuticals board of directors has amended all unvested NSOs held by non-employee directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals to fully accelerate the vesting of such NSOs, effective on the first trading day following the effectiveness of the filing of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Form 8-K with the SEC announcing the results of the special meeting, provided that the merger agreement is adopted and the merger is approved by the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders, and to permit “net exercise” as a method of payment of the exercise prices of such NSOs. The table below presents information about the value of the vesting acceleration of NSOs held by the non-employee directors Jazz Pharmaceuticals who are also subject to the excise tax described above. Although SEC rules do not require presentation of this information in this format, it has been included to permit a uniform presentation of the quantification of the vesting acceleration received by the non-employee directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in connection with the merger. Such values are calculated in the manner set forth above in footnote (2) to the table entitled “Golden Parachute Compensation” and reflect the value of the vesting acceleration of the unvested portions of the initial grants held by Messrs. Berns, Enright and Winningham.

 

Name

   Equity  ($)(1)      Total ($)(1)  

Paul L. Berns

   $ 618,346       $ 618,346   

Samuel D. Colella

     N/A         N/A   

Bryan C. Cressey

     N/A         N/A   

Patrick G. Enright

   $ 303,600       $ 303,600   

Michael W. Michelson

     N/A         N/A   

James C. Momtazee

     N/A         N/A   

Kenneth W. O’Keefe

     N/A         N/A   

Alan M. Sebulsky

     N/A         N/A   

Rick E Winningham

   $ 547,856       $ 547,856   

 

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(1) This table includes the value of the vesting acceleration of outstanding unvested NSOs, but the value of the vesting acceleration of the 2011 annual grants that will automatically be granted to each director is not yet determinable. Each director will automatically receive an annual grant in the form of an NSO to purchase 12,500 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on the first trading day of the next open window period as provided in the 2007 Non-Employee Directors Stock Option Plan. These NSOs would typically vest over 12 months beginning on the vesting commencement date of August 15, 2011. The value of the vesting acceleration associated with these annual grants is not yet determinable because the exercise prices of these grants will be the fair market value of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on the date of grant.

Indemnification

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals bylaws require it to indemnify its directors and officers to the fullest extent not prohibited by Delaware law or any other applicable law and provide that the extent of such indemnification may be modified by individual contracts with the directors and officers. Accordingly, Jazz Pharmaceuticals has entered into indemnity agreements with each of its directors, executive officers and vice presidents that require it to indemnify such persons against any and all expenses (including attorneys’ fees), witness fees, judgments, fines, settlements and other amounts incurred (including expenses of a derivative action) in connection with any action, suit or proceeding or alternative dispute resolution mechanism, inquiry hearing or investigation, whether threatened, pending or completed, to which any such person may be made a party by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, an officer or an employee of Jazz Pharmaceuticals or any of its affiliated enterprises, provided that such person’s conduct did not constitute a breach of his or her duty of loyalty to the registrant or its stockholders, and was not an act or omission not in good faith or which involved intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of laws.

Azur Pharma has entered into indemnity agreements with each of the key employees described above, pursuant to which Azur Pharma has agreed, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to indemnify and hold harmless each of such employees against any claim, loss, damage, liability, cost and/or expense as and when incurred (including, without limitation, all reasonable fees and disbursements of legal advisers incurred in connection with the investigation of, preparation for and defense of any pending or threatened claim and any litigation or other proceeding arising therefrom, whether or not the employee is a party) related to or arising out of, (i) any action taken or failure to act on the part of such employee of Azur Pharma or Azur Pharma Inc.; (ii) the fact that such employee is an employee of Azur Pharma or Azur Pharma Inc.; or (iii) either (A) any threatened, pending, current or completed claim, litigation, action, suit or proceeding or any appeal therefrom or (B) any inquiry, investigation or inspection brought about at the instance of any person other than Azur Pharma or Azur Pharma Inc., whether civil, criminal, administrative, investigative or otherwise in relation to which such employee was, is or becomes a party, witness or other participant by reason of (or arising in part out of) the fact that such employee is or was at any time a director, officer, employee or agent of Azur Pharma (or any of its affiliated companies) or is or was serving at the request of Azur Pharma as a director, officer, employee or agent of another company. The indemnification provided by such agreements excludes losses arising primarily out of any action or failure to act by the employee that is found in a final judicial determination from which no appeal is possible to constitute fraud or an unlawful act, or in circumstances where the employee admits to having committed fraud or an unlawful act, provided that there foregoing exclusions shall only apply if the employee was aware of and responsible for such fraud or unlawful act.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma have agreed that all rights to exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses for acts or omissions occurring at or prior to the closing, now existing in favor of the current or former directors, officers or employees of any of Jazz Pharmaceuticals or its subsidiaries or any of Azur Pharma or its subsidiaries, will survive the closing and remain in full force and effect, whether such rights are provided for in their respective governing documents, in existing agreements or agreements to be entered into in accordance with the merger agreement.

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and officers of New Jazz providing such individuals with such exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses in respect of claims against such individual in such capacity as may under applicable law. In addition, New Jazz will, and will cause each of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma to, maintain in effect for six years from the closing date directors’ and officers’ liability insurance covering those persons who are currently covered by the directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma, as applicable, on terms not less favorable than such existing insurance coverage. However, in the event that any claim is brought under such director’s and officer’s liability insurance policy, such policy will be maintained until its final disposition.

Investor Rights Agreements

The merger agreement contemplates that New Jazz will assume the rights and obligations of Jazz Pharmaceuticals under that certain Third Amended and Restated Investor Rights Agreement, made effective as of June 6, 2007 and as amended, by and between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the other parties named therein, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “2007 Investor Rights Agreement,” and that certain Investor Rights Agreement, dated as of July 7, 2009, by and between Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the parties identified therein, which is referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as the “2009 Investor Rights Agreement.” Under these agreements, as assumed by New Jazz, certain of the executive officers of New Jazz, as well as entities affiliated or associated with certain persons who are currently expected to become directors of New Jazz, will have rights with respect to the registration of certain of the New Jazz ordinary shares issued or issuable to such persons and entities. The following is a brief description of the terms of the 2007 Investor Rights Agreement and the 2009 Investor Rights Agreement:

2007 Investor Rights Agreement

The 2007 Investor Rights Agreement provides certain entities that are affiliated or associated with certain current directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals with rights with respect to the registration of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock (including Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock issuable upon the exercise of warrants) under the Securities Act. In addition, upon exercise of outstanding options held by Bruce C. Cozadd, Janne L.T. Wissel and Carol A. Gamble, each a current officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Cozadd, Ms. Wissel and Ms. Gamble are entitled to rights with respect to the registration of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock acquired upon exercise of their options. If Jazz Pharmaceuticals proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act, either for its own account or for the account of others, the holders of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock subject to the 2007 Investor Rights Agreement are entitled to notice of the registration and are entitled to include, at Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ expense, such shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock in the registration and any related underwriting, provided, among other conditions, that the underwriters may limit the number of shares to be included in the registration. In addition, the holders of the shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock subject to the 2007 Investor Rights Agreement may require Jazz Pharmaceuticals, at its expense and subject to certain limitations, to file a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to these shares. As of October 17, 2011, the holders of up to approximately 13,509,306 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, based on shares outstanding as of that date, were entitled to the registration rights under the 2007 Investor Rights Agreement, which holders include entities affiliated or associated with Samuel D. Colella, Michael W. Michelson, James C. Momtazee, Bryan C. Cressey and Kenneth W. O’Keefe, each a current director of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

2009 Investor Rights Agreement

Under the 2009 Investor Rights Agreement, Jazz Pharmaceuticals agreed to file a registration statement under the Securities Act registering the resale of the 1,895,734 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock issued to the investors in a 2009 private placement, as well as the 947,867 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock underlying the warrants issued to such investors, and to keep such registration statement effective until the earlier of (i) the date on which such shares may be resold by such investors without registration and

 

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without regard to any volume restrictions under Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect or (ii) all of the shares registered on behalf of such investors have been sold pursuant to such registration statement or Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect. In addition, if Jazz Pharmaceuticals proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act, either for its own account or for the account of others, these investors are entitled to notice of the registration and are entitled to include, at Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ expense, their shares of common stock in the registration and any related underwriting, provided, among other conditions, that the underwriters may limit the number of shares to be included in the registration. The investors party to the 2009 Investor Rights Agreement are affiliated with Patrick G. Enright, a current director of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock as of October 17, 2011 (except as noted) by: (i) each of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ current directors; (ii) each of the persons named in the Summary Compensation Table included in this proxy statement/prospectus under the section entitled “Executive Compensation” (such persons are referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus as Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ “named executive officers”); (iii) all current executive officers and directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals as a group; and (iv) all those known by Jazz Pharmaceuticals to be beneficial owners of more than five percent of its common stock.

 

     Beneficial Ownership(2)  

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)

   Number of
Shares
    Percent of
Total
 

5% Stockholders:

    

Entities affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

    

9 West 57th Street, Suite 4200

    

New York, NY 10019

    

KKR JP LLC

     10,504,338 (3)      24.57

KKR JP III LLC

     36,445 (3)      *   

Entities affiliated with Longitude Capital Partners, LLC

     3,831,924 (4)      8.89

800 El Camino Real, Suite 220

    

Menlo Park, CA 94025

    

Entities affiliated with Thoma Cressey Bravo, Inc.

     2,432,487 (5)      5.75

300 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4350

    

Chicago, IL 60654

    

Named Executive Officers and Directors:

    

Bruce C. Cozadd

     1,161,786 (6)      2.70

Kathryn E. Falberg

     220,105 (7)      *   

Carol A. Gamble

     249,919 (8)      *   

Janne L.T. Wissel

     306,270 (9)      *   

Paul L. Berns

     46,583 (10)      *   

Samuel D. Colella

     1,714,784 (11)      4.05

Bryan C. Cressey

     2,474,987 (12)      5.85

Patrick G. Enright

     3,893,638 (13)      9.02

Michael W. Michelson

     31,667 (14)      *   

James C. Momtazee

     29,292 (15)      *   

Kenneth W. O’Keefe

     1,685,622 (16)      3.98

Alan M. Sebulsky

     122,652 (17)      *   

Rick E Winningham

     42,500 (18)      *   

Robert M. Myers

     407,991 (19)      *   

All current directors and executive officers as a group (15 persons)

     11,776,971 (20)      25.99

 

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* Represents beneficial ownership of less than 1%.
(1) Unless otherwise provided in the table above or in the notes below, the address for each of the beneficial owners listed is c/o Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304.
(2) This table is based upon information supplied by officers, directors and principal stockholders and Schedules 13G filed with the SEC. Unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes to this table and subject to (i) community property laws where applicable and (ii) the voting agreements entered into with Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma by certain of the stockholders with which certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ directors are affiliated or associated as described under the section entitled “Other Related Agreements—The Voting Agreements,” Jazz Pharmaceuticals believes that each of the stockholders named in this table has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares indicated as beneficially owned. Applicable percentages are based on 42,157,307 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock outstanding on October 17, 2011, adjusted as required by rules promulgated by the SEC.

The number of shares beneficially owned includes shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock issuable pursuant to the exercise of stock options and warrants that are exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect, for purposes of this table, to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held as of October 17, 2011 by current Jazz Pharmaceuticals directors and executive officers as described under “Interests of Certain Persons in the MergerManagement—Jazz Pharmaceuticals—Merger-Related Compensation” beginning on page 82), as well as shares credited to individual non-employee director phantom stock accounts under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011. Amounts credited to individual non-employee director phantom stock accounts under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan are payable solely in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, but such shares do not have current voting or investment power.

The number of shares beneficially owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ nine non-employee directors do not include (i) nonstatutory stock options to purchase 112,500 shares in the aggregate (or a nonstatutory stock options for 12,500 shares to be granted to each such director) to be granted automatically on the first trading day of the next open trading window period under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ trading policies (the “Next Window Day”) or (ii) shares to be credited to individual non-employee director phantom stock accounts under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan on the Next Window Day based on an aggregate of $175,000 in annual retainer fees earned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals non-employee directors on August 15, 2011.

Shares issuable pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan and shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of stock options and warrants that are exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 are deemed to be outstanding and beneficially owned by the person to whom such shares are issuable for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of that person, but they are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.

 

(3) KKR JP LLC (“KKR JP”) directly holds 9,906,501 shares and warrants to purchase 597,837 shares. KKR Millennium Fund L.P. (“KKR Millennium Fund”) is the sole member of KKR JP. KKR Associates Millennium L.P. (“KKR Associates Millennium”) is the sole general partner of KKR Millennium Fund. KKR Millennium GP LLC (“KKR Millennium GP”) is the sole general partner of KKR Associates Millennium. KKR Fund Holdings L.P. (“KKR Fund Holdings”) is the designated member of KKR Millennium GP. KKR Fund Holdings GP Limited (“KKR Fund Holdings GP”) is a general partner of KKR Fund Holdings. KKR Millennium Fund, KKR Associates Millennium, KKR Millennium GP, KKR Fund Holdings and KKR Fund Holdings GP disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities held by KKR JP.

KKR JP III LLC (“KKR JP III”) directly holds 36,445 shares. KKR Partners III, L.P. (“KKR Partners III”) is the sole member of KKR JP III. KKR III GP LLC (“KKR III GP”) is the sole general partner of KKR Partners III. KKR Partners III and KKR III GP disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities held by KKR JP III.

 

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Each of KKR Group Holdings L.P. (“KKR Group Holdings”) (as the sole shareholder of KKR Fund Holdings GP and a general partner of KKR Fund Holdings L.P.); KKR Group Limited (“KKR Group”) (as the general partner of KKR Group Holdings); KKR & Co. L.P. (“KKR & Co.”) (as the sole shareholder of KKR Group); and KKR Management LLC (as the general partner of KKR & Co.) disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities held by KKR JP.

As the designated members of KKR Management LLC and the managing members of KKR III GP LLC, Messrs. Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the securities held by KKR JP and KKR JP III but disclaim beneficial ownership of such securities. Messrs. Kravis and Roberts have also been designated as managers of KKR Millennium GP by KKR Fund Holdings.

The entities named in this footnote (3) are sometimes referred to as the KKR Entities. Michael W. Michelson and James C. Momtazee are members of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ board of directors and are executives of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and/or one or more of its affiliates. Each of Messrs. Michelson and Momtazee disclaim beneficial ownership of any securities beneficially owned by the KKR Entities. The address of the KKR Entities and Mr. Kravis is c/o Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., 9 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. The address of Messrs. Roberts, Michelson and Momtazee is c/o Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., 2800 Sand Hill Road, Suite 200, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

 

(4) Consists of 2,827,390 shares and a warrant to acquire 929,243 shares held by Longitude Venture Partners, L.P., and 56,667 shares and a warrant to acquire 18,624 shares held by Longitude Capital Associates, L.P. Patrick G. Enright is a managing member of Longitude Capital Partners, LLC, which is the general partner of each of these two entities. As such he may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with respect to shares and warrants held by those entities. Mr. Enright disclaims beneficial ownership of all such shares and warrants, except to the extent of his proportionate pecuniary interest therein.
(5) Consists of 2,259,250 shares and a warrant to acquire 135,841 shares held by Thoma Cressey Fund VII, LP and 35,275 shares and a warrant to acquire 2,121 shares held by Thoma Cressey Friends Fund VII, LP. Bryan C. Cressey is a partner of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, the sponsor of these entities, the Thoma Cressey Funds, and is deemed to have shared voting and investment power over the shares held by Thoma Cressey Equity Partners and its affiliated entities. Mr. Cressey disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held by the Thoma Cressey Funds, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(6) Includes 873,371 shares Mr. Cozadd has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Mr. Cozadd as of October 17, 2011).
(7) Includes 50,000 shares held by Ms. Falberg as trustee for a trust and 169,040 shares Ms. Falberg has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Ms. Falberg as of October 17, 2011).
(8) Includes 239,389 shares Ms. Gamble has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Ms. Gamble as of October 17, 2011).
(9) Includes 257,726 shares Ms. Wissel has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Ms. Wissel as of October 17, 2011).
(10) Includes 42,500 shares Mr. Berns has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Mr. Berns as of October 17, 2011). Also includes 4,083 shares issuable to Mr. Berns pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011.
(11)

Includes 42,500 shares Mr. Colella has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 and 8,892 shares issuable to Mr. Colella pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011. Also includes 1,488,676 shares and a warrant to acquire 129,613 shares held by Versant Venture Capital II, L.P., 28,260 shares and a warrant to acquire 2,464 shares held by Versant Affiliates Fund II-A, L.P. and 13,247 shares and a warrant to acquire 1,132 shares held by Versant Side Fund II, L.P. Mr. Colella is a managing member of Versant Ventures II, LLC,

 

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  which is the general partner of each of Versant Venture Capital II, L.P., Versant Affiliates Fund II-A, L.P. and Versant Side Fund II, L.P., or the Versant Funds, and is deemed to have shared voting and investment power over the shares held by the Versant Funds. Mr. Colella disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held by the Versant Funds, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(12) Includes 42,500 shares Mr. Cressey has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 and the shares described in Note (5) above. Mr. Cressey disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares described in Note (5) above, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(13) Includes 52,500 shares Mr. Enright has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Mr. Enright as of October 17, 2011). Also includes 9,214 shares issuable to Mr. Enright pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011, and the shares described in Note (4) above. Mr. Enright disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares described in Note (4) above, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(14) Includes 12,500 shares Mr. Michelson has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 and 19,167 shares issuable to Mr. Michelson pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011. Mr. Michelson disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares described in Note (3) above.
(15) Includes 12,500 shares Mr. Momtazee has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 and 16,792 shares issuable to Mr. Momtazee pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011. Mr. Momtazee disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares described in Note (3) above.
(16) Includes 42,500 shares Mr. O’Keefe has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 and 21,463 shares issuable to Mr. O’Keefe pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011. Also includes 1,529,684 shares and a warrant to acquire 91,975 shares held by Jazz Investors LLC. Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, LLC is the sole manager of Jazz Investors, LLC. Mr. O’Keefe is one of the member managers of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, LLC, and as such may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with respect to the shares beneficially owned by Jazz Investors, LLC. Mr. O’Keefe disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held by Jazz Investors LLC, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(17) Includes 79,036 shares Mr. Sebulsky has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 and 15,364 shares issuable to Mr. Sebulsky pursuant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011.
(18) Consists solely of 42,500 shares Mr. Winningham has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by Mr. Winningham as of October 17, 2011).
(19) Includes 156,898 shares held by Mr. Myers as of February 1, 2011 and 251,093 shares Mr. Myers has the right to acquire pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011. Mr. Myers resigned as Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ President and as a member of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ board of directors effective January 14, 2011 and is serving as a consultant to Jazz Pharmaceuticals through February 1, 2012.
(20) Includes 8,238,449 shares and warrants to purchase 1,311,013 shares held by entities affiliated with certain of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ non-employee directors, 1,754,064 shares that current executive officers and directors have the right to acquire within 60 days of October 17, 2011 through the exercise of options (after giving effect to the full vesting acceleration of nonstatutory stock options held by these executive officers and directors as of October 17, 2011), and 94,975 shares issuable to Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ non-employee directors under Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as of October 17, 2011.

 

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Azur Pharma

The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial ownership of Azur Pharma’s ordinary shares as of October 17, 2011 (except as noted) by: (i) each of Azur Pharma’s current directors; (ii) each of Azur Pharma’s current executive officers; (iii) all current executive officers and directors of Azur Pharma as a group; and (iv) all those known by Azur Pharma to be beneficial owners of more than five percent of its ordinary shares.

 

     Beneficial Ownership(2)  

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)

   Number of
Ordinary
Shares
    Percent of
Total
 

5% Shareholders:

    

Seamus Mulligan

     19,750,193 (3)      47.36

Davycrest Nominees Limited

     18,584,807 (4)      44.60

49 Dawson Street

    

Dublin 2, Ireland

    

Executive Officers and Directors:

    

Seamus Mulligan

     19,750,193 (3)      47.36

David Brabazon

     1,786,667 (5)      4.28

Eunan Maguire

     1,266,667 (6)      3.04

Michael Kelly

     474,000 (7)      1.13

Fintan Keegan

     333,333 (8)      *   

Brian McKiernan

     18,584,807 (9)      44.60

Anthony Tebbutt

     —          —     

All directors and executive officers as a group (7 persons)

     42,138,334 (10)      98.98

 

* Represents beneficial ownership of less than 1%.
(1) Unless otherwise provided in the table above or in the notes below, the address for each of the beneficial owners listed is c/o Azur Pharma Public Limited Company, 45 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
(2) This table is based upon information supplied by officers, directors and principal shareholders. Unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes to this table and subject to community property laws where applicable, Azur Pharma believes that each of the shareholders named in this table has sole voting and investment power with respect to the ordinary shares indicated as beneficially owned. Applicable percentages are based on 41,666,667 ordinary shares outstanding on October 17, 2011, adjusted as required by rules promulgated by the SEC. The number of ordinary shares beneficially owned includes ordinary shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of options that are exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 (after giving effect, for purposes of this table, to the full vesting acceleration of stock options held as of October 17, 2011 by Azur Pharma directors and executive officers as described under “Interests of Certain Persons in the MergerManagement—Azur Pharma” on page 83). Ordinary shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of options that are exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2011 are deemed to be outstanding and beneficially owned by the person to whom such ordinary shares are issuable for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of that person, but they are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.
(3) Includes 35,000 ordinary shares subject to options exercisable by Mr. Mulligan assuming the full acceleration of vesting of such options, and 962,163 ordinary shares held in trust by Mr. Mulligan for other individuals. Mr. Mulligan has the ability to vote the 962,163 ordinary shares he holds in trust for other individuals, but he otherwise disclaims beneficial ownership and pecuniary interest of all the ordinary shares he holds in trust.
(4)

Includes 50,000 ordinary shares beneficially owned by Brian McKiernan through Davycrest Nominees Limited (“Davy”). Mr. McKiernan is a Director of Davy. As such he may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with respect to ordinary shares held by Davy. Mr. McKiernan disclaims beneficial ownership of all such ordinary shares, except to the extent of his proportionate pecuniary interest therein. Also includes 24,000 ordinary shares Davy holds in trust for the benefit of Mr. Kelly and the 33,333

 

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