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June 20, 2014
09:46 EDTACHN, IDIX, MRKIdenix received bid above $18.00 per share prior to deal with Merck
In a regulatory filing, Merck (MRK) disclosed that, on June 3, the company submitted a revised proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Idenix (IDIX) at a price per share of $18.00 in cash. On June 6, Centerview contacted Credit Suisse to inform Merck that its June 3rd proposal did not represent the highest price per share of any proposal received. Also on June 6, immediately following a meeting of the Idenix Board, representatives of Centerview contacted representatives of Merck to request that the company submit a best and final proposal by June 8. On June 8, Merck submitted its best and final proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares at a price of $24.50 per share in cash, which was subsequently accepted and announced on June 9. Shares of Idenix peer Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN) are up 4.7% to $8.46 in early trading following the disclosure that a bidder other than Merck had previously offered to buy Idenix for greater than $18.00 per share.
News For ACHN;IDIX;MRK From The Last 14 Days
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October 24, 2014
13:35 EDTMRKMerck weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 22, 2014
07:35 EDTMRKCardiometabolic Health Congress to hold annual meeting
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October 20, 2014
08:06 EDTMRKMerck, Sanofi unit announce pediatric hexavalent vaccine BLA
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07:34 EDTMRKAdvaxis names Mauro Chief Medical Officer
Advaxis (ADXS) announced that it has appointed David Mauro, as executive vice president, Chief Medical Officer Mauro most recently served as executive director, section head oncology clinical development at Merck (MRK). In connection with his appointment, Mauro received a one-time inducement award of 165K restricted shares, of which 55K are fully vested and as of the grant date. The remaining shares vest annually over a two-year period.
07:19 EDTMRKIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTMRKAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting of ASRM is being held in Honolulu on October 18-22.
October 17, 2014
07:58 EDTMRKDeutsche Bank specialty pharma analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Specialty Pharmaceuticals Analyst Gilbert provides of preview of The Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy Internal Study (IMPROVE-IT) on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 17 at 10 am.
October 15, 2014
12:42 EDTMRKNY AG announces $31M Medicaid settlement with Organon
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09:57 EDTMRK, ACHNLeerink biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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October 14, 2014
11:23 EDTMRKBIND Therapeutics and The Conference Forum hold a conference
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October 13, 2014
07:37 EDTMRKAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists to hold annual meeting
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06:07 EDTACHNStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; AVP ACHN
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