Cancer Genetics (CGIX +5.2%) enters into an agreement in principle to act as a "stalking horse" and acquire all the assets and operations of Response Genetics (RGDX -48.7%) for $14M, $7M in cash and $7M in CGIX stock.
The deal will add $10M - 12M in revenue to CGI's top line over the next 12 months and more than double its clinical revenue base. As part of the transaction, Response has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court.
A "stalking horse" bid under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code means other parties have the opportunity to submit competing offers. CGIX is entitled to a break-up fee and expense reimbursement if it does not prevail in its bid. The acquisition agreement in principle remains subject to finalization within seven days of Response's Chapter 11 filing.