Articles Tagged With "merger"

Kentucky hospital merger still possible, despite governor’s objections

Three major Kentucky hospital systems that had their merger hopes dashed when Governor Steve Beshear rejected their proposal last week have received a reprieve as state officials indicate an altered […]

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AGL Resources acquires Nicor for $2.5 billion

AGL Resources acquires Nicor for $2.5 billion as the consolidation trend continues in the natural gas industry

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Gilead charms Pharmasset for potential Hep C blockbuster

Pharmasset’s pumpkin carriage arrived this morning in the form of an $11 billion acquisition agreement from Gilead Sciences. The firm’s Cinderella story is a shining example of how sharply a […]


Teva maintains strong pharma footing with Cephalon buy

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is a generics powerhouse that just won’t quit. And the $6.8 billion acquisition of Cephalon, expected to close later this week, gives Teva additional strength in pain […]

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Medco/Express Scripts merger sparks anti-competition debate

Yesterday’s announcement of Express Script’s proposed $29 billion acquisition of another top PBM (pharmacy benefits management) firm, Medco Health Solutions, came with a full gamut of promises on how the combination […]


Bizarre Pittsburgh proposal: will Highmark – West Penn merger work?

An interesting tidbit in the news yesterday had the Hoover’s health care industry team buzzing: a major regional health insurance provider, Highmark, wants to acquire a major regional hospital operator, West […]

INC Research strikes a match with Kendle International, fans CRO consolidation flame

INC Research’s agreement to purchase Kendle International marks a consolidation trend in the CRO market. The merger will allow the companies to compete against top players for large pharmaceutical development contracts.

Will a Synthes implant improve J&J’s standing?

In a highly anticipated announcement, Johnson & Johnson cut a deal this week to acquire orthopedic device maker Synthes. The $21 billion purchase had been the topic of rumors since mid-April, […]

Valeant boldly bids for Cephalon, making $5.7 billion hostile offer to entice shareholders

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has revealed its desire to move into the fast lane of an already racing pharma M&A market with the announcement of a $5.7 billion offerto acquire fellow drugmaker […]

M&As among makers of snack foods chip away at Frito-Lay

Bite-sized snacks are big business. While Wall Street focuses its attention on makers of semiconductor chips and movers of casino chips to make its money, companies that manufacture snack foods are […]