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July 2, 2014
08:10 EDTACTActavis announces final stockholder results in Forest Laboratories acquisition
Actavis announced the final results of the elections made by stockholders of Forest Laboratories as to the form of merger consideration they would receive in connection with Actavis' acquisition of Forest. Holders of approximately 13.81% of the outstanding shares of Forest common stock elected to receive 3306 of an Actavis ordinary share and $26.04 in cash, without interest, with fractions of an Actavis ordinary share being cashed out at $219.00 per Actavis ordinary share. Holders of approximately 0.44% of the outstanding Forest shares elected to receive $86.81 in cash, without interest. Holders of approximately 72.78% of the outstanding shares of Forest common stock elected to receive $25.67 in cash plus 0.3326 of an Actavis ordinary share, with fractions of an Actavis ordinary share being cashed out at $219.00. Holders of approximately 12.97% of the outstanding Forest shares failed to make a valid election or did not deliver a valid election form prior to the deadline and will receive the Standard Election Consideration for each Actavis ordinary share, with fractions of an Actavis ordinary share being cashed out at $219.00 per Actavis ordinary share.
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November 17, 2014
12:12 EDTACTActavis, Allergan deal 'great' for both companies, says BMO Capital
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11:14 EDTACTActavis says 2017 EPS goal of $25 does not include 'transformational' M&A
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09:39 EDTACTActavis CEO says 'aspirational goal' is to grow EPS to $25 by 2017
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09:34 EDTACTCombined Actavis-Allergan to be led by Actavis CEO Saunders
Actavis (ACT) and Allergan (AGN) said The combined company will be led by Brent Saunders, CEO and President of Actavis, and Paul Bisaro will remain Executive Chairman of the Board. The integration of the two companies will be led by the senior management teams of both companies, with integration planning to begin immediately in order to transition rapidly to a single company. Additionally, two members of the Allergan board of directors will be invited to join the Actavis Board of Directors following the completion of the transaction.
09:32 EDTACTValeant says cannot justify paying $219 per share for Allergan
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) commented on the announcement that Allergan (AGN) and Actavis (ACT) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire all outstanding shares of Allergan stock: "We have seen the announcement that Allergan and Actavis have made, and while we will review any such agreement in determining our course of action, Valeant cannot justify to its own shareholders paying a price of $219 or more per share for Allergan. Our business is performing extremely well as evidenced by our third quarter results, our expected strong fourth quarter, and our robust outlook for 2015, and I am confident in our continued ability to generate exceptional shareholder value. We will remain focused on delivering strong organic results and evaluating acquisition opportunities as we always have: prudently, in a disciplined manner, and in the best interests of our shareholders."
09:29 EDTACTActavis to host conference call
Conference call to discuss the acquisition of Allergan will be held on November 17 at 10:30 am. Webcast Link
09:24 EDTACTAllergan up over 5% to $209 after agreeing to be acquired by Actavis
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09:22 EDTACTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:21 EDTACTActavis, Allergan transaction subject to approval of shareholders of both
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09:20 EDTACTActavis projects at least $1.8B in annual synergies from Allergan transaction
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09:18 EDTACTActavis sees free cash flow over $8B in 2016 following Allergan acquisition
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09:16 EDTACTActavis confirms deal to acquire Allergan for $219 in cash, stock
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09:15 EDTACTActavis confirms deal to acquire Allergan for $219 in cash and shares
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09:10 EDTACTActavis buying Allergan for $219 per share, CNBC reports
08:02 EDTACTActavis completes Durata Therapeutics tender offer
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06:05 EDTACTActavis close to buying Allergan for over $64B, Bloomberg reports
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November 16, 2014
14:02 EDTACTAllergan, Actavis move closer to deal, WSJ reports
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November 14, 2014
16:58 EDTACTThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
12:53 EDTACTOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
07:32 EDTACTHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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