Exclusive: Shire prepares to make new bid for Baxalta - source


ZURICH/LONDON Drugmaker Shire is preparing to make a new takeover offer for U.S. biotech firm Baxalta that if successful will create one of the world's leading specialists in rare diseases, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday.

Ball offers EU to sell 11 plants for Rexam deal approval - sources 26 Nov 2015

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK U.S. drinks can maker Ball Corp is ready to sell 11 European plants to get EU antitrust regulators to approve its 4.43 billion pound ($6.69 billion) acquisition of Britain's Rexam Plc , people familiar with the matter said.

Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal 24 Nov 2015

NEW YORK Pfizer Inc on Monday said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc in a deal worth $160 billion to slash its U.S. tax bill, rekindling a fierce political debate over the financial maneuver. | Video

U.S. politicians slam tax-avoiding Pfizer-Allergan deal 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON U.S. politicians condemned Pfizer Inc's deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely.

Pfizer-Allergan to take healthcare M&A deals to above $600 billion in 2015 24 Nov 2015

Pfizer Inc's looming deal to buy Botox maker Allergan Plc for more than $150 billion will cap a record-breaking run for mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector, taking the cumulative value of deals in 2015 to more than $600 billion (£397 billion).

U.S. Republican Trump calls Pfizer deal to move tax base overseas 'disgusting' 24 Nov 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday it was "disgusting" that Pfizer Inc will move its tax base overseas as part a deal to buy Allergan Plc .

Clinton bashes Pfizer-Allergan deal, to propose anti-inversion steps 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday bashed Pfizer Inc's deal to buy Allergan PLC , saying she would propose steps to prevent tax inversions and calling on regulators to take tougher action.

Timeline - Saunders gets key job as Pfizer, Allergan combine 25 Nov 2015

Allergan Plc's Chief Executive Brent Saunders will be second in command at the world's largest drug maker, after he made the biggest bet of his career by selling his company for a record $160 billion to Pfizer Inc . | Video

Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co close to signing India deal - CEO 18 Nov 2015

DUBAI Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) is close to signing a deal to acquire 45 percent of the OpaL chemical factory in India, the company's chief executive told state news agency KUNA on Wednesday.

Power chip maker ON Semi to buy Fairchild to head off competition 18 Nov 2015

ON Semiconductor Corp is to buy Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc for $2.4 billion to bolster its business of making power-management chips, the latest in a rapidly consolidating industry.

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