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July 17, 2014
16:45 EDTVRX, AGNPershing Square looks to obtain consents for special meeting
Pershing Square, who along with Valeant (VRX) own 9.7% of Allergan's (AGN) outstanding shares sent a letter on July 16 to Allergan's board which addressed the Allergan's response to Valeantís acquisition proposal. The letter said in part: "In my 21-year history as a governance investor, I cannot think of another example in our portfolio where a board has behaved as poorly as you have in your response to the Valeant merger proposal...You have accused Valeant of fraudulent accounting and of falsifying its reported growth rates and business performance, and you have done so without factual evidence to prove these assertions. If one spreads false and misleading information for the purpose of driving down Valeantís stock price, that is market manipulation, plain and simple. That a board of a $50B market cap company would engage in such behavior as a defensive tactic is extraordinary and incredibly inappropriate. ..We remind you that the current value of Valeantís stock does not reflect the value ultimately received by Allergan shareholders because Valeantís stock currently trades at a substantial discount due to Allerganís scorched earth, negative information campaign against Valeant, the uncertainty of transaction consummation due to Allerganís defensive tactics, and the resulting delays in time to closure...We are now working to obtain the consents to call a special meeting, and upon their receipt, we will ask the board to call the meeting. While under the companyís highly restrictive and cumbersome special meeting mechanics, you have the ability to delay the meeting for up to 120 days, we on behalf of Allerganís other shareholders ask that you do not delay the inevitable any further. What legitimate board of directors attempts to silence or otherwise delay hearing what its own shareholders have to say? Shareholders are looking forward to expressing their views."
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November 17, 2014
12:27 EDTAGNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:12 EDTAGNActavis, Allergan deal 'great' for both companies, says BMO Capital
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11:14 EDTAGNActavis says 2017 EPS goal of $25 does not include 'transformational' M&A
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09:42 EDTAGNAllergan CEO says company insider trading suit against Ackman continuing
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09:39 EDTAGNActavis CEO says 'aspirational goal' is to grow EPS to $25 by 2017
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09:34 EDTAGNCombined 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 EDTVRX, AGNValeant 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 EDTAGNActavis 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 EDTAGNAllergan up over 5% to $209 after agreeing to be acquired by Actavis
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09:21 EDTAGNActavis, Allergan transaction subject to approval of shareholders of both
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09:20 EDTAGNActavis projects at least $1.8B in annual synergies from Allergan transaction
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09:18 EDTAGNActavis sees free cash flow over $8B in 2016 following Allergan acquisition
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09:16 EDTAGNActavis confirms deal to acquire Allergan for $219 in cash, stock
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09:15 EDTAGNActavis confirms deal to acquire Allergan for $219 in cash and shares
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09:10 EDTAGNActavis buying Allergan for $219 per share, CNBC reports
06:05 EDTAGN, VRXActavis close to buying Allergan for over $64B, Bloomberg reports
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November 16, 2014
14:02 EDTAGN, VRXAllergan, Actavis move closer to deal, WSJ reports
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November 14, 2014
09:38 EDTVRXJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AMD (AMD), AECOM Technology (ACM), Alibaba (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), Amgen (AMGN), Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI), Iron Mountain (IRM), iRobot (IRBT), Seadrill Partners (SDLP), Valeant (VRX). INCREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Charter (CHTR), Groupon (GRPN), HD Supply (HDS), Hertz (HTZ). DECREASED STAKES: Apache (APA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: CBS (CBS), Endo (ENDP), FMC Corporation (FMC), SeaWorld (SEAS), SunEdison (SUNE).
November 13, 2014
09:33 EDTVRXZoetis could get bought by Bayer for $53/share, says Jefferies
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07:23 EDTAGN, VRXValeant wooing doctors ahead of hoped for Allergan acquisition, WSJ says
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