Articles Tagged With "merger"

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 […]

Sanofi and Genzyme ready to post marriage banns?

After months of well publicized pre-marital squabbles, Sanofi-Aventis and Genzyme appear to be coming to terms with their differences and may even be ready to announce their impending nuptials. Like […]

Barnes & Noble and Borders Group: A Sears, Kmart Redux?

Today The New York Times DealBook asks the question: Does it make sense to combine two booksellers with eroding sales and growing competition from the likes of and now […]

Genzyme rejects Sanofi’s bear hug acquisition offer

After years of bold proclamations of independence, another biotech may be in the throes of an inevitable takeover. Faced with manufacturing troubles, FDA investigations, and struggles with shareholders, Genzyme has […]

Lofty Pfizer wipes out Wyeth

Many large pharmaceutical mergers over the years have resulted in fused identities: 1989: Bristol-Myers + Squibb = Bristol-Myers Squibb 1999: Zeneca + Astra = AstraZeneca 2000: Glaxo Wellcome + SmithKline Beecham […]

Intrigue in the data center (is IBM buying Sun?)

IBM and Sun Microsystems may get hitched. Meanwhile, Cisco Systems is moving in on both companies’ bread-and-butter in server computers.

How about some good news? Well, okay, some not-so-bad news.

The long-rumored merger between optical component suppliers Avanex and Bookham may finally happen. Get out the party hats!

Pfizer and Wyeth merger — could it be true (love)?

Reading stories about drug-making behemoth Pfizer these days has me humming the tune “perhaps, perhaps, perhaps …” The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that Pfizer is in talks […]