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  • Thu, Apr. 14, 6:26 AM
    • Reuters is reporting that Lonza Group has approached Catalent (NYSE:CTLT) with a takeover offer, but that the companies haven’t come to an agreement on price.
    • Deutsche Bank: "We believe Catalent would be interested in a transaction, either as a target or an acquirer/merger partner, and would like to see the business as part of a larger company to smooth any volatility in the business.
    • "We believe the acquisition could also be an attractive solution for exiting the greater than 20% ownership position by Catalent’s former private equity owner."
    • Now read Catalent CEO's comments on Q2 earnings »
    | Thu, Apr. 14, 6:26 AM
  • Jul. 11, 2011, 4:19 AM

    Lonza (LZAGF.PK) agrees to buy Arch Chemicals (ARJ) for $1.4B, or $47.20/share, a 37% premium to Arch's average closing price over the last 30 days. The deal, announced this morning, creates the world's largest microbial-control business, but regulators may be more concerned by the 11% spike in Arch's shares on Friday on unusually high volume.

    | Jul. 11, 2011, 4:19 AM