ResApp share price halted ahead of Pfizer takeover update

ResApp shares have been placed on ice pending a company update.

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Key points

  • ResApp shares are halted at 11 cents on Tuesday
  • The company is preparing to make an announcement in relation to its proposed takeover by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer
  • ResApp shares are expected to resume trading on or before this Thursday

The ResApp Health Ltd (ASX: RAP) share price won’t be going anywhere on Tuesday.

This comes as the company requested its shares be placed in a trading halt.

At the time of writing, shares in the digital health company are frozen at 11 cents apiece.

Details of the ResApp share price halt

Prior to the market opening, the company requested trading in its shares be halted while it prepares an announcement.

According to the company’s release, ResApp is planning to provide an update regarding a proposed acquisition by Pfizer Australia.

The global biopharmaceutical giant offered to purchase ResApp for 11.5 cents per share in cash. In total, this represents an equity value of around $100 million.

Following the proposal, ResApp’s directors unanimously recommended its shareholders vote in favour of the scheme of arrangement.

However, for the deal to go ahead, certain regulatory approvals need to be met. This includes being given the nod from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

ResApp has requested the trading halt remains in place until Thursday 2 June or when the announcement is made, whichever comes first.

Quick take on ResApp

ResApp is a digital health company that specialises in developing smartphone apps for the diagnostics and management of respiratory diseases.

Machine learning algorithms use sound to detect and measure a variety of breathing conditions, such as restricted breathing, snoring, and coughing.

Its regulatory-approved products include ResAppDx and SleepCheck, which are both approved for sale and marketing in Australia and Europe.

ResApp share price snapshot

Since this time last year, ResApp shares have more than doubled in value to register a gain of around 110%.

In 2022, the company’s shares are 70% higher on the back of the Pfizer takeover offer.

Based on valuation grounds, ResApp presides a market capitalisation of roughly $94.5 million.

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