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May 27, 2013
10:59 EDTVRXValeant to acquire Bausch & Lomb for $8.7B
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Bausch + Lomb Holdings Incorporated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire Bausch + Lomb for $8.7B in cash. Under terms of the agreement Valeant will pay aggregate consideration of $8.7B in cash, of which approximately $4.5B will go to an investor group led by Warburg Pincus and approximately $4.2B will be used to repay Bausch + Lomb's outstanding debt. Valeant expects to achieve at least $800M in annual cost savings by end of 2014. Bausch + Lomb expects to have revenues of approximately $3.3B and adjusted EBITDA in 2013 of approximately $720M.The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Valeant's cash earnings per share. Assuming the transaction occurred on January 1 and assuming the full realization of synergies, the acquisition would have been approximately 40% accretive to Valeant's expected 2013 Cash EPS. The transaction will be financed with debt and approximately $1.5B - $2B of new equity. Bausch + Lomb will retain its name and become a division of Valeant. Valeant's existing ophthalmology businesses will be integrated into the Bausch + Lomb division, creating a global eye health platform with estimated pro forma 2013 net revenue of more than $3.5B.
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April 16, 2014
08:34 EDTVRXPiper Jaffray tech and biopharma analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
Technical Analyst Johnson, along with BioPharma Analysts, discuss the recent downturn in the biotech and specialty pharmaceuticals industries on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 17 at 10 am.
07:19 EDTVRXValeant top pick in specialty pharmaceutical space, says Cantor
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April 8, 2014
07:08 EDTVRXDrug deals increase to new high, Bloomberg says
M&A activity in the specialty pharmaceuticals industry has reached a new high after Mallinckrodt (MNK) recently bought Questcor (QCOR) for $5.6B, reported Bloomberg. Drugmakers from Actavis (ACT) to Valeant (VRX) are widening their suites of drugs through takeovers that immediately increased earnings with the help of lower corporate tax rates in countries such as Ireland. Reference Link
April 7, 2014
14:09 EDTVRXSun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire generic drugmaker Ranbaxy
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