Articles Tagged With "merger"

Does a Walgreen-Rite Aid merger make sense?

Speculation that Walgreen may buy its smaller rival sent Rite Aid shares up nearly 10% yesterday, their highest point since mid-2008. The surge in Rite Aid’s stock was fueled by a […]


TBC to take auto repair chain Midas private

The auto parts retail and services sector is seeing its second major M&A announcement of 2012. Auto replacement tire distributor TBC (a unit of Japan’s Sumitomo) agreed this week to purchase auto repair […]


Glencore, Xstrata merger facing roadblock from some shareholders

On the verge of a blockbuster merger, two companies now face a roadblock by some major shareholders. The merger of commodity trading giant Glencore International and mining heavyweight Xstrata would […]

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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.