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April 7, 2014
14:09 EDTPRGO, TEVA, RDY, VRXSun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire generic drugmaker Ranbaxy
Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical will buy another Indian pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy, for $3.2B, the companies said earlier today. Ranbaxy specializes in developing generic drugs. WHAT'S NEW: Sun will buy Ranbaxy in an all-stock transaction via which Ranbaxy shareholders will receive 0.8 shares of Sun Pharma for each share of Ranbaxy. The transaction price represents a premium of 18% to Ranbaxy’s 30-day volume-weighted average share price, the companies stated The combination of Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy creates the fifth-largest specialty generics company in the world and the largest pharmaceutical company in India, the companies noted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: It came to light late last week that another generic drug maker, Mylan (MYL), attempted to buy a Swedish rival, Meda. Meda's board of directors confirmed on Friday that it was contacted by Mylan regarding a proposal to merge the companies, but the board decided to reject the proposal. Meda said all discussions between the company and Mylan have been terminated "without further actions." OTHERS TO WATCH: Other generic drug makers include Teva (TEVA), Valeant (VRX), Dr. Reddy’s (RDY), and Perrigo (PRGO). PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Mylan fell 3% and Valeant slid over 4%, while Teva, Dr. Reddy's and Perrigo all retreated about 2%.
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March 16, 2015
11:40 EDTTEVAEnzo Biochem to request rehearing of court of appeals decision
Enzo Biochem (ENZ) said, acting upon advice of counsel, that it disagrees with the March 16 split 2-to-1 decision of the Court of Appeals sitting in panel for the Federal Circuit that reverses-in-part and vacates-in-part the judgment in Enzo’s favor that Applera Corp., now Life Technologies (LIFE), infringed Enzo’s patents covering pioneering technologies relating to compounds used in DNA sequencing systems to read the genetic code, and remands the case to the District Court as to whether the accused product infringes. Counter to the District Court’s construction of the ‘767 patent as allowing for directly-detectable labels on nucleotides and polynucleotides, and counter to the jury’s verdict that the patent describes such labelling, the Court of Appeals, held such labelling excluded by claim 1 of that patent. Enzo notes also that the Court’s partial vacatur and reversal of the judgment does not end the case, but remands the case back to the District Court to find whether the accused product infringes. Enzo will request rehearing of that decision, both by the original panel and by the full en banc Court. Enzo believes rehearing is warranted by the panel’s failure to give appropriate weight to fact findings, including facts found by the jury, consistent with a broader construction of the patent, as required by the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA).
10:58 EDTVRXValeant price hike likely ends Salix saga, says UBS
UBS believes the race for Salix (SLXP) is likely over now that Valeant (VRX) has increased its offer price, as expected. The firm said it will still like both Valeant (VRX) and Endo (ENDP) if this is how things end, as it believes the deal is still a very good one for Valeant despite the higher price and it expects Endo to find another deal that should be accretive. UBS has Buy ratings on both Valeant and Endo Health.
10:28 EDTTEVAOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: PVA NFLX BMRN DNOW MYL TEVA PEP GE
10:18 EDTVRXValeant should win Salix with increased offer, says Cantor
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09:22 EDTVRXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:44 EDTTEVAFDA warning on liquid bendamustine may help Eagle's EP-3102, says Piper Jaffray
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08:17 EDTVRXValeant rises 1% after sweetening Salix takeover offer
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08:06 EDTVRXValeant ses Salix deal closing on April 1
08:05 EDTVRXValeant raises offer price for Salix to $173 per share from $158
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08:04 EDTVRXValeant, Salix agree on amended terms to merger agreement
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07:50 EDTVRXValeant to raise offer for Salix to $173 per share, DJ reports
Dow Jones cites sources.
March 13, 2015
15:50 EDTVRXValeant announces HSR clearance for acquisition of Salix
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced that it has received early termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to its proposed acquisition of Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP). The expiration of the waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to consummate the tender offer and Valeant expects to be in the position to close the transaction on April 1.
13:46 EDTVRXValeant to raise Salix bid above $160 per share after Endo entry, NYT says
In response to Endo (ENDP) making a rival bid for Salix (SLXP), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) now plans to team up with Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and other top shareholders to raises its bid for Salix to above $160 per share, all in cash, according to The New York Times, citing people briefed on the matter. The exact price of Valeant’s raised offer was not yet known, the report stated. Salix shares are down about 1% to $168.88 in afternoon trading. Reference Link
13:43 EDTVRXValeant seen hiking Salix bid above $160 per share cash, NYT says
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10:51 EDTTEVAOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: PVA BBEP SLXP ENDP MYL BBBY TEVA ZTS
08:15 EDTVRXAckman says shares of Valeant 'very cheap'
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08:14 EDTVRXAckman says does not view Endo bid for Salix as credible
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08:13 EDTVRXAckman says Endo would be very highly levered with Salix deal
Bill Ackman of Pershing Square is speaking on CNBC.
08:11 EDTVRXAckman says Valeant CEO will not overpay for Salix
Bill Ackman of Pershing Square is speaking on CNBC.
05:47 EDTTEVAStocks with implied volatility movement; SLXP MNKD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Salix (SLXP) 20, Teva (TEVA) 27 according to iVolatility.
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