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July 16, 2014
10:36 EDTPFE, AGN, MYL, COV, VRX, AZN, MDT, ABTTreasury calls on Congress to halt inversion deals
Congress should "shut down" tax inversion deals, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote in a letter to key members of Congress. Tax inversion deals have been embraced in recent months by a number of drug companies looking to lower their tax bills. WHAT'S NEW: In a letter to leaders of Congressional committees that deal with tax legislation, Lew said legislation to shut down tax inversion deal should be enacted immediately and made retroactive to May 2014. The Obama administration seeks to take comprehensive action to reform and simplify the U.S. tax system, but as it works to do that Congress should crack down on this loophole, Lew said. BACKGROUND: Tax inversions refer to an acquisition of one company, usually officially based in a country in Europe or elsewhere, by a U.S. company, following which the acquiring company becomes domiciled in the same country as the company that it bought. The switch has the potential to significantly lower the acquiring company's tax rate. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, BMO Capital analyst David Maris wrote that anti-inversion rhetoric from the Obama administration may cause the environment for inversion deals to become "quite chilly." Although Congress is unlikely to act on this issue soon, the risk of legislation could make some companies think twice about paying high premiums for competitors they are acquiring in inversion deals, the analyst warned. Investors should be especially cautious about deals that are pending or have been recently announced, such as Mylan's (MYL) acquisition of Abbottís (ABT) established products business announced on Monday, Maris wrote. Lew's letter will also hinder Valeant's (VRX) efforts to acquire Allergan (AGN), as the Treasury Secretary's statement will bolster Allergan's argument that Valeant's tax assumptions could be overly positive, according to the analyst. Maris has Outperform ratings on all the stocks mentioned except for Mylan, on which he has an Underperform rating. Another high-profile proposed deal in the pharmaceutical space that involved a potential inversion was Pfizer's (PFE) failed attempt to acquire AstraZeneca (AZN). Additionally, Medtronic (MDT) recently agreed to acquire Ireland's Covidien (COV). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Mylan was little changed at $52.20, Abbott was fractionally higher to $41.25, Valeant was little changed at $120, Allergan traded fractionally lower at $164.30, Medtronic fell 1.7% to $62.48 and Covidien dropped 2% to $88.67.
News For MYL;ABT;VRX;AGN;MDT;COV;PFE;AZN From The Last 14 Days
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April 21, 2015
09:18 EDTMYLMylan volatility elevated into Teva proposing to acquire
Mylan (MYL) overall option implied volatility of 43 compares to its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into Teva (TEVA) proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares in a transaction valued at $82.00 per Mylan share, with the consideration to be comprised of approximately 50% cash and 50% stock.
09:12 EDTMYLTeva volatility elevated into proposing to acquire Mylan
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09:01 EDTMYLPerrigo drops after Teva calls Mylan offer more attractive alternative
Shares of Perrigo (PRGO) are moving lower after Teva (TEVA) announced a proposal to acquire Mylan (MYL) in a transaction valued at $82.00 per share, consisting of 50% cash and 50% stock. Mylan on April 8 proposed to acquire Perrigo for $205 per share. In its press release this morning, Teva said its proposal "provides Mylan stockholders with a more attractive alternative to Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo." The proposal would provide Mylan stockholders with consideration representing a 37.7% premium to the stock price of Mylan on April 7, it pointed out. Teva added, "We have long respected Mylanís business, and we are confident that Mylanís Board of Directors and stockholders will agree that our proposal represents a significantly more attractive alternative for Mylan and its stockholders than Mylanís proposed acquisition of Perrigo." Citigroup analysts yesterday said they believe any potential takeover of Mylan by Teva would have to be friendly after legal due diligence indicated Mylan's poison pill "presents a legitimate roadblock" to a potential hostile takeover. In pre-market trading, Perrigo is down $2.18 to $195.56 while Mylan is up $5.46 to $73.50. Teva is up $1.66 to $64.95.
08:54 EDTMYLPerrigo drops 2.2% to $193.74 after Teva proposes to acquire Mylan
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08:52 EDTMYLTeva CEO says proposal compelling for both Teva, Mylan stockholders
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08:50 EDTMYLTeva sees Mylan deal yielding non-GAAP EPS accretion in mid-teens in first year
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08:48 EDTMYLTeva expects proposed Mylan deal could be completed by year-end 2015
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08:47 EDTMYLMylan jumps 8% to $73.50 after Teva proposes $82 per share takeover bid
08:46 EDTMYLTeva offers to acquire Mylan for $82.00 per share in cash and stock
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) announced a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mylan N.V. (MYL) in a transaction valued at $82.00 per Mylan share, with the consideration to be comprised of approximately 50% cash and 50% stock. The Teva cash and stock proposal provides Mylan stockholders with a substantial premium and immediate cash value, as well as significant potential for future value creation through participation in a financially and commercially stronger company. Tevaís proposal also provides Mylan stockholders with a more attractive alternative to Mylanís proposed acquisition of Perrigo Company plc (PRGO), as announced on April 8, 2015, as well as to Mylan on a standalone basis. Tevaís proposal would provide Mylan stockholders with consideration representing a 37.7% premium to the stock price of Mylan on April 7, 2015, which is the last day of trading prior to Mylanís press release regarding its unsolicited proposal for Perrigo, and a 48.3% premium to the unaffected stock price of Mylan on March 10, 2015, which is the last day of trading prior to widespread speculation of a transaction between Teva and Mylan. The proposed combination of Teva and Mylan would create a leading company in the pharmaceutical industry, well positioned to transform the global generics space. The combined company would leverage its significantly more efficient and advanced infrastructure, with enhanced scale, production network, end-to-end product portfolio, commercialization capabilities and geographic reach. With this platform, the combined company would focus on complex technologies and more durable and sustainable products, in combination with robust capabilities in specialty drug development and commercialization. As a result, the combined company would have a unique and differentiated business model addressing significant trends and discontinuities prevailing today among patients and healthcare systems around the world. The combined company would also have an enhanced financial profile, creating the opportunity for rapid deleveraging and the funding of future growth Ė in generics, specialty and the intersection of the two.
08:45 EDTMYLTeva offers to acquire Mylan for $82.00 per share in cash and stock
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08:41 EDTMYLOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: UA TEVA PRGO MYL UTX QCOM VMW HOG CMG IBM VZ
08:18 EDTPFEPain Therapeutics resumes responsibility for Remoxy
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08:06 EDTPFEPfizer says Phase 3 inotuzumab ozogamicin study met first primary endpoint
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07:06 EDTAZNBina Tech, AstraZeneca announce collaborative agreement for GMS
Bina Technologies, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY), and AstraZeneca (AZN) announced that they have entered into an agreement for AstraZeneca to become the first member to join the Bina Alliance Program and to further develop the Bina Genomic Management Solution. AstraZeneca will utilize the Bina GMS as an enterprise platform to support its development work across three main therapeutic areas: oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Binaís proprietary technology enables translational and academic researchers to perform fast and scalable analyses to maximize the value of genomic data. Under the terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will adopt Bina GMS globally to support enterprise genomic data analysis and management. Bina in turn will provide AstraZeneca with direct access to its scientific and engineering teams to further develop the Bina GMS for pharmaceutical applications.
06:01 EDTMYLTeva bid for Mylan could come today, Bloomberg reports
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April 20, 2015
19:54 EDTMYLMylan looks to invest $5B in Indian operations, Times of India says
Mylan is looking to invest $5B to expand operations in India's Andhra Pradesh region, reports the Times of India, citing statements by Mylan SVP, legal, Rajeev Mukundan in a meeting with the US-India Business Council delegation. Reference Link
08:02 EDTPFEMerck KGaA, Pfizer initiate Phase III study with Avelumab
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06:39 EDTMYLCiti believes Teva, Mylan deal would have to be friendly
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06:05 EDTPFEProvectus receives notice of allowance for PV-10 combined with other drugs
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06:02 EDTAZNClovis pullback on Astra data a buying opportunity, says Mizuho
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