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Abbott Shells Out $3.7 Billion for Piramal

In July 2009, judging solely by total revenue, Abbott was assigned the rank of the eighth-largest pharmaceutical company in the Fortune Global 500. Nearly a year later, the company is looking to move up at least a few notches. On May 21, Abbott acquired Indian generic giant Piramal for a cool $2.12 billion up front, […]
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Cold Cuts: Merck Layoffs Loom

Image via Wikipedia It is not just cold outside these days, as Merck & Co. makes some cold hard decisions. Following on the heels of its now closed acquisition of Schering-Plough, Merck is making significant job cuts across its operations. Some 16,000 jobs are expected to be eliminated in total as a result of the […]
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Merck, Schering-Plough Merger Boosts Global Profile, but Questions Linger

Image via Wikipedia After Merck & Co. officially announced its $41.1 billion merger with Schering-Plough yesterday, CEO Richard Clark made it clear his company is still looking to expand through further acquisitions and mergers. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog: Clark told us today that the newly combined company  is “actively looking” for […]
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Merck/Schering-Plough Merger Highlights (Update 1)

Merck and Schering-Plough’s CEOs are giving a run down of the benefits of the $41.1 billion merger, announced this morning, in a conference call with investors. Here are some of the highlights: • Total price of the sale will be $41.1 billion or $23.6 per Schering share. • This deal is structured as a reverse […]
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Schering-Plough to Merge with Merck for $41.1 Billion

Merck’s Richard T. Clark Image via Wikipedia Merck announced, a little over an hour ago, that it had signed an agreement with Schering-Plough’s board of directors to merge the two companies under the Merck name. The stock and cash transaction is worth over $41 billion with Schering shareholders receiving $10.50 per share in cash and […]
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