STOCKHOLM - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, which specializes in selling medicines for rare diseases, said it had received a preliminary proposal for a bid on the firm, the latest company to be sucked into a whirl of deal-making in the healthcare sector.
PARIS - Cap Gemini plans to buy United States-based IGATE Corp for $4 billion cash to make North America its biggest market and is raising its sales outlook for 2015 after a solid first-quarter, the French IT services company said on Monday.
Sun, Apr 26 2015
ZURICH - The Swiss family that controls chemicals business Sika said it is seeking to overturn several decisions made at a recent investor meeting over a 2.75 billion Swiss franc ($2.88 billion) takeover by French rival Saint-Gobain .
MILAN - At least five investment banks are vying to win a mandate from Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) and find it a partner as Italian cooperative lenders gear up for a wave of mergers following a landmark reform of the sector.
Fri, Apr 24 2015
MILAN - The Italian unit of Sky Plc approached Italian broadcaster Mediaset to buy its unprofitable pay-TV business Mediaset Premium but was rebuffed, according to two sources close to the matter.
- Generic drugmaker Mylan NV said on Friday it would take its $31 billion offer for Perrigo Co Plc directly to shareholders, in what is set to be one of the most high-profile hostile takeover attempts of the year.
LONDON - Italy's N&W Global Vending [NWGLV.UL] has received a handful of indicative bids from buyout funds and industry players looking to take control of one of Europe's largest vending machine makers, four sources familiar with the matter said.
ZURICH - Food group Nestle said on Friday its skin health unit Galderma would buy certain, undisclosed assets out of Inneov, a joint venture it had with L'Oreal , in a bid to enter the market for food and drink with potential health benefits.
LONDON - AstraZeneca is getting a $450 million windfall by letting Celgene develop a prized immunotherapy drug for blood cancers but its chief executive insists the deal is about strategy, not cash.
FRANKFURT - German industrial group ThyssenKrupp plans to invest more than 800 million euros ($866 million) in North America by 2020 to take advantage of the economy's reindustrialization.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.