Tag Archives: M&A

Pfizer–AstraZeneca: Implications for the Future of International Pharma

By Peter O’ Donnell. The Pfizer-AstraZeneca courtship raises many fascinating questions about the future shape of the international pharmaceutical industry, but it is also revealing some remarkable displays of parochialism. Even the olympian Financial Times has been displaying some nationalistic sympathies that sit oddly with its customary laissez-faire liberalism. A recent editorial seemed to argue strongly for some form […]
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Actavis to Acquire Forest Labs for $25 Billion

Actavis and Forest Laboratories have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire Forest for a combination of cash and equity valued at approximately $25 billion or $89.48 per Forest share, Actavis announced in a press release. The transaction will combine the two high-growth specialty pharmaceutical companies, with combined annual revenues of more […]
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From Cyprus to Cambridge: The Rise of Anna Protopapas, Millennium Takeda's New President

Takeda’s Oncology Taskmaster Millennium Takeda’s new president, Anna Protopapas, explains to Pharm exec’s William Looney the life choices that brought her from Cyprus to Cambridge—and a lead position in the hotly contested search to make cancer a treatable disease. PE: The ascent to the “c suite” is not exclusively the result of hard work. Culture, […]
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GSK: A Rebuffed Suitor for the Moment

By Patricia Van Arnum. Last week Human Genome Sciences (HGS) rejected GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) unsolicited $2.59 billion bid for HGS or $13 per share.  Although rejecting GSK’s initial bid, HGS kept the door open for other suitors, including again GSK. HGS has authorized its board of directors to explore strategic alternatives for the company, including a […]
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Uncertain Outlook for Pharma and Biotech Deals Following 'Turbulent' 2011

Peter Young, President and Managing Director of international investment bank Young & Partners, looks at what lies ahead for pharma and biotech following a turbulent 2011. The business outlook for pharma companies for the rest of 2012 and beyond is mixed, as pharma companies struggle to realign themselves to a new business model that will […]
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