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Actavis Marches Ahead with Acquisition Spree

Actavis’s agreed purchase of Allergan for around $66 billion will help grow the Dublin-based specialty pharma firm to a $22 billion healthcare company in 2015 — a “dramatic elevation”, given the $8.7 billion revenues it recorded in 2013, reports research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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J&J Strengthens Infectious Disease Pipeline with Alios Acquisition

Johnson & Johnson completed the acquisition of Alios BioPharma, a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for viral diseases, for a total purchase price of approximately $1.75 billion in cash. Alios BioPharma will become part of the infectious diseases therapeutic area of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The acquisition […]
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Is Pfizer Ready for Another Acquisition?

After Pfizer’s aborted acquisition of AstraZeneca, will the drug maker likely approach another company for takeover? This Applied Clinical Trials article discusses some background on Pfizer’s financial history, evaluates its R&D portfolio, and determines whether it is ready for another acquisition attempt. Read more…
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Pharma Feels Impact of US Tax Inversion Legislation

The recent termination of AbbVie’s deal to acquire Shire has “jolted the industry out of its reverie” by becoming pharma’s first major casualty of new US tax inversion legislation,  says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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Merck KGaA Acquires Sigma-Aldrich for $17 Billion

Merck KGaA has announced that it has agreed to buy Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in cash, or a total of $17 billion. The purchase will expand the reach of Merck’s EMD Millipore chemical and equipment division, “increasing the company’s presence in North America and adding exposure to fast-growing Asian markets,” according to a press release from […]
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