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June 23, 2014
08:08 EDTAGNAllergan board unanimously rejects unsolicited exchange offer from Valeant
Allergan (AGN) announced that its Board of Directors, after consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, unanimously determined that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's (VRX) unsolicited exchange offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of Allergan is grossly inadequate, substantially undervalues the company, creates significant risks and uncertainties for Allergan stockholders, and is not in the best interests of the company and its stockholders. Accordingly, the Board strongly recommends that Allergan stockholders not tender any Allergan shares to Valeant. Pursuant to the Valeant exchange offer, Allergan stockholders would exchange each share of common stock of the company for 0.83 shares of Valeant common stock and $72.00 in cash, or subject to proration, an amount of cash or a number of Valeant common shares with the implied value set forth in the exchange offer. The company noted that the implied value of the Exchange Offer is $173.20 per share, based on the closing price of Valeantís stock on June 20, 2014, which is substantially lower than the initial $179.25 per share implied value of Valeantís May 30, 2014 re-revised proposal, which also included a contingent value right that is not included in the Exchange Offer. ďOur Board is unanimous in its determination that Valeantís unsolicited exchange offer is grossly inadequate, substantially undervalues Allergan, and is not in the best interests of Allergan and its stockholders," said David E.I. Pyott, Allergan's Chairman of the Board and CEO. ďThe Board strongly recommends that Allergan stockholders reject Valeantís exchange offer and prevent Valeant from taking control of Allergan at a price that does not appropriately reflect the underlying value of Allerganís assets, operations and prospects, including our industry-leading position and projected growth opportunities. Allergan has a track record of consistently acting in the best interests of its stockholders and the Board continues to be confident that Allergan will create significantly more value than Valeantís proposal.Ē
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August 20, 2014
07:07 EDTAGNSome Valeant shareholders express uncertainty over Allergan deal, Reuters says
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07:04 EDTAGNSalix buyout price could be near $192 per share, says William Blair
William Blair believes a combined Allergan (AGN) and Salix (SLXP) would be very attractive. The firm estimates a potential takeover price for Salix towards the high end of its $176-$192 per share range. Salix rose 16% yesterday to $160.80 after Wall Street Journal reported that Allergan approached the company and at least one other about a takeover.
August 19, 2014
17:14 EDTAGNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:52 EDTAGNAllergan all-cash deal would reduce hostile bid chances, says BMO Capital
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14:40 EDTAGNSterne Agee says Allergan could pay up to $190 for Salix and still be accretive
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13:13 EDTAGNAllergan approached Salix, one other about takeover, WSJ reports
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13:06 EDTAGNSalix jumps 6% to $147.85 after WSJ report of Allergan approach
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13:05 EDTAGNAllergan approached Salix about takeover, WSJ reports
August 18, 2014
15:59 EDTAGNAllergan CFO change may suggest strategic deal near, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital believes former Allergan (AGN) CFO Jeff Edwards would not be leaving if a change of control of the company, such as a takeover by Valeant (VRX), were in the future. Rather, BMO thinks Edwards' decision to leave could be a sign that a strategic transaction marking a new chapter in Allergan's growth may be nearing. The firm thinks Allergan is in capable hands with new CFO Jim Hindman and it keeps an Outperform rating on the stock with a $230 price target.
11:57 EDTAGNAllergan CFO departure largely unexpected, says Wells Fargo
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09:02 EDTAGNAllergan names Jim Hindman as CFO, effective immediately
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07:57 EDTAGNCambridge Healthtech Institute to hold a summit
6th Annual Bioprocessing Summit to be held in Boston on August 18-22.
August 15, 2014
17:03 EDTAGNValeant extends offer to acquire Allergan
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced that it has extended the expiration of its exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Allergan (AGN) to December 31. The exchange offer was previously scheduled to expire August 15. All other terms and conditions of the exchange offer remain unchanged.
14:14 EDTAGNValeant being probed by IRS after Biovail deal, FT says
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09:45 EDTAGNEvent-driven funds, Pershing own over 20% of Allergan, CNBC reports
Event-driven hedge funds and Pershing Square owned over 20% of Allergan as of June 30, CNBC's David Faber reports. Valeant (VRX) and Pershing are seen as getting the over 30% to call a special meeting, Faber adds.
August 14, 2014
17:16 EDTAGNPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:02 EDTAGNPershing Square gives quarterly update on stakes
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14:28 EDTAGNAckman says Pershing, Valeant took no tender steps before buying Allergan shares
Bill Ackman made the statement to CNBC's Scott Wapner regarding his fund and Valeant's (VRX) pursuit of Allergan (AGN). Note that the Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the SEC is investigating Valeant and Pershing's pursuit of Allergan.
13:48 EDTAGNValeant, Pershing joint bid for Allergan being probed by SEC, WSJ says
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13:22 EDTAGNValeant, Pershing joint bid for Allergan being probed by SEC, DJ says
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