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Biotech rumour mill has it that Siemens plans for a spin off

Posted on 15 July 2014

Rumour mill has it that Siemens is reportedly investigating a spinout of its Siemens Healthcare division’s IT unit, which could be worth more than $1 billion.

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Abbvie chases Shire again

Posted on 01 July 2014

The boss of US drug-maker AbbVie is flying into London this week to court Shire’s shareholders and try to convince them of the merits of a potential takeover.

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Shire rejects AbbVie’s acquistion offer

Posted on 23 June 2014

Shire rejects Abbvie‘s $46 billion bid for acquistion.

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Medtronic in the talks to acquire Covidien

Posted on 16 June 2014

Medtronic Inc is in advanced talks to acquire rival Covidien Plc in a deal valued at $45 billion to $50 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

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Smith&Nephew rumored to be acquired by Medtronic

Posted on 06 June 2014

Medtronic Inc., the largest maker of heart rhythm devices, is evaluating a takeover of London-based Smith & Nephew Plc that could see the U.S. company move its tax domicile overseas, people familiar with the matter said.

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Life Science M&A Deal Trends in Q1, 2014

Posted on 03 June 2014

With 85 deals announced, the first quarter of 2014 started strongly for life science M&A


Rumour mill has it that Shire is looking to acquire NPS Pharmaceuticals

Posted on 02 June 2014

London-listed drugmaker Shire is considering a bid for New Jersey-based NPS Pharmaceuticals, FT Alphaville reported on Friday citing sources.

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GlaxoSmithKline looks to sell it older drugs

Posted on 02 June 2014

GlaxoSmithKline  has invited private equity firms to consider making offers for a range of its older drugs sold in Western markets, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Pfizer gives up on AstraZeneca

Posted on 28 May 2014

Pfizer has given up on its attempt to take over the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

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AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer’s final offer, again

Posted on 20 May 2014

On Friday May 16th, 2014, Pfizer announces its final proposal to combine the two companies.

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