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

by Catherine Colbert

February 9, 2011


Bite-sized snacks are big business. While Wall Street focuses its attention on makers of semiconductor chips and movers ...

Sanofi and Genzyme ready to post marriage banns?

by Anne Law

January 31, 2011


After months of well publicized pre-marital squabbles, Sanofi-Aventis and Genzyme appear to be coming to terms with ...

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

by Alexandra Biesada

December 8, 2010

Hard Rock Cafe / Barnes and Noble

Today The New York Times DealBook asks the question: Does it make sense to combine two booksellers with eroding sales ...

Genzyme rejects Sanofi’s bear hug acquisition offer

by Anne Law

August 30, 2010


After years of bold proclamations of independence, another biotech may be in the throes of an inevitable takeover. ...

Lofty Pfizer wipes out Wyeth

by Anne Law

October 19, 2009


Many large pharmaceutical mergers over the years have resulted in fused identities: 1989: Bristol-Myers + Squibb = ...

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

by Anne Law

January 23, 2009

Reading stories about drug-making behemoth Pfizer these days has me humming the tune “perhaps, perhaps, perhaps …” The ...

Bank of America struggles to digest Merrill Lynch

by Adam Anderson

January 16, 2009

I heard there’s a new movie coming out called Confessions of a Shopaholic, a chick flick starring Kenneth Lewis ...

Will hostile takeovers become the norm for drugmakers?

by Anne Law

August 27, 2008

Consolidation is a practical solution when the competitive squeeze gets put on an industry, and large pharmaceutical ...

Will Genentech take the Roche bait?

by Anne Law

July 23, 2008

There’s a lot of speculation circulating about whether leading biotechnology firm Genentech will accept ...

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