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Why Cramer likes Acorda, Civitas deal

CNBC's Jim Cramer on Wednesday applauded Acorda Therapeutics' $525 million acquisition of privately held Civitas Therapeutics.

Acorda will purchase Civitas with all-cash, giving it the rights to a treatment for certain types of Parkinson's disease now in the late stages of development.

To Cramer, Acorda is a "remarkable company." With this acquisition, though, he thinks it can build an entire franchise around drugs that assist people with motion-related issues.

"The stock is correct in going higher," he said on "Squawk on the Street."

DISCLOSURE: When this story was published, Cramer's charitable trust did not own Acorda Therapeutics or Civitas Therapeutics.

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