The company called off the acquisition of Allergan after the U.S. Treasury issued the rule preventing the deal. Nevertheless, Chief Executive Officer Ian Read still has the investors support.
Pfizer and Allergan will have to scrap the merger deal following the new regulation from Treasury Department to stop the U.S. company moving overseas.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA) is in advanced talks to buy Allergan Plc's (AGN.N) generic drug business following a thus far unsuccessful effort to acquire peer Mylan NV (MYL.O), according to a person familiar with the matter.
Billionaire investor William Ackman has purchased a five percent stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX.TO) (VRX.N), his hedge fund said on Monday, making him the Canadian drug company's fifth-largest stakeholder.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) is abandoning its growth-by-acquisitions strategy for the time being to try to reduce debt, boost its stock price and one day return to its traditional deal-making in a stronger position, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm's biggest bet of 2014.
The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in healthcare shares and hopes for a stronger global economy.
Botox maker Allergan Inc on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc, ending a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Allergan Inc is close to a buyout deal worth up to $65.5 billion by Actavis Plc, one that could end months of pursuit by Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Botox maker Allergan Inc (AGN.N), fighting a hostile takeover bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRX.TO), said on Monday it was approached about a potential transaction by another party, identified as Actavis Plc (ACT.N) by a source familiar with the situation.
Allergan Inc (AGN.N) shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc (SHP.L) as an alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO), according to two people familiar with the matter.
Some of the top 20 investors at Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SLXP.O) are threatening to vote down a proposed deal to buy a unit of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA (COPN.S), and are pressing Salix to consider selling itself instead, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.
U.S. specialty drugmaker Allergan Inc said late on Tuesday it will buy MAP Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $958 million in cash.
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