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June 27, 2014
12:46 EDTAGNPershing Square announces settlement with Allergan
Pershing Square announced it has entered into a settlement with Allergan, resolving to Pershing's "satisfaction the previously announced poison pill litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery." The settlement provides "the clarification sought by Pershing Square that its actions in connection with the solicitation and receipt of revocable proxies to call a special meeting of shareholders of Allergan will not trigger Allergan's recently adopted poison pill. The settlement paves the way for Pershing Square to soon begin actively soliciting proxies to call the special meeting." Pershing's William Ackman said, "This resolution provides the clarification we were seeking to allow Allergan shareholders to proceed with the process of calling a special meeting without fear of tripping the pill." Pershing Square plans to file an amendment to its Schedule 13D attaching the order reflecting the settlement when it becomes available.
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October 20, 2014
12:23 EDTAGNAllergan holder Paulson encourages deal with Shire, Reuters says
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09:25 EDTAGNValeant says talks to Ackman 'frequently'
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09:08 EDTAGNValeant says not planning to walk away from Allergan deal before Dec. 18
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08:58 EDTAGNValeant says still willing to improve bid for Allergan
Valeant (VRX) said would raise Allergan (AGN) bid "when time is right." Says hopes Allergan shareholders see that Valeant's operating model does work and will continue to work. Says Valeant (VRX), Allergan have "unique" business overlap. Says company "should" own Allergan. Says interests with Pershing, Ackman "aligned" on Allergan.
08:37 EDTAGNValeant says 'completely focused' on Allergan acquisition
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07:34 EDTAGNValeant says remains focused on completing Allergan transaction
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07:30 EDTAGNValeant CEO says 'can bid more than anyone' in financially sound Allergan deal
Pearson says "we cannot stop" another company from making a bid that does not make economic sense, but he believes Valeant (VRX) can "bid more than anyone" for Allergan (AGN) in a deal that makes financial sense. Pearson says he has met with doctor groups and that 95% of those he's spoken with support Valeant's bid for Allergan. Valeant CEO J. Michael Pearson spoke on CNBC.
07:16 EDTAGNAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology to hold annual meeting
AAO Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in Chicago on October 18-21.
06:28 EDTAGNAllergan price target raised to $210 from $190 at Citigroup
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October 17, 2014
09:47 EDTAGNValeant will not raise Allergan bid ahead of record date, CNBC reports
Valeant (VRX) will not raise its hostile takeover bid for Allergan (AGN) ahead of the record date for the vote, CNBC's David Faber reports. Allergan (AGN) is not currently in takeover talks with Actavis (ACT), Faber added.
09:45 EDTAGNAllergan not in deal talks with Actavis, CNBC reports
09:43 EDTAGNValeant not going to raise Allergan bid ahead of meeting, CNBC reports
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October 16, 2014
12:42 EDTAGNAckman believes Allergan, Valeant merger likely, CNBC reports
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12:38 EDTAGNAckman says Allergan CEO manipulated Valeant shares, CNBC reports
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08:58 EDTAGNAllergan was pressured by AbbVie news, says BMO Capital
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07:23 EDTAGNIBF Conferences to hold a summit
Ophthalmology Innovation Summit is being held in Chicago on October 16.
October 15, 2014
15:00 EDTAGNShire-Allergan, AbbVie-Pfizer deals possible if merger scrapped, Bloomberg says
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13:07 EDTAGNAllergan seeing arb-related selling pressure, says BMO Capital
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October 14, 2014
06:03 EDTAGNMarket overreacted to new Irish tax rules, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital believes the market may have overreacted yesterday to the report that Ireland is eliminating the "Double Irish" tax loophole. The firm says Allergan (AGN) confirmed that it incorporated potential changes to Irish tax law in its recently raised earnings guidance while Mallinckrodt (MNK) said it does expect the new tax structure to have an immediate impact. BMO views yesterday's pullback in shares of Allergan, Mallinckrodt and Actavis (ACT) as an overreaction.
October 13, 2014
06:39 EDTAGNAllergan takeout value at or above $210 per share, says Leerink
Leerink believes Allergan's takeover value is now at or above $210 per share given the company's recent execution. After speaking with management, the firm says Allergan's upside in Q3 was driving by fundamentals, not cost cuts. It continues to view the "most likely and straightforward outcome" for Allergan as being an outright sale of the company. Leerink raised its price target for shares to $215 from $184 and keeps an Outperform rating on Allergan.
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