Roche Holding Ltd (RHHBF) - OTCQX
  • Jan. 12, 2015, 2:14 AM
    • Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) is acquiring a majority of Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) for more than $1B, by buying a combination of outstanding and newly issued shares for a 52.4%-56.3% stake on a fully diluted basis.
    • Foundation is the leader in the growing area of sequencing the genes of tumor samples, looking for mutations that can help predict which drug will be most effective for a particular patient.
    | Jan. 12, 2015, 2:14 AM
  • Aug. 24, 2014, 5:31 PM
    • Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY, OTCPK:RHHBF) will pay $74/share for InterMune (NASDAQ:ITMN), a 38% premium to its Friday close and 63% higher than Aug. 12 when news of a potential sale emerged.
    • The deal gives Roche access to pirfenidone, which targets idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes tissue deep in the lungs to become thick and scarred over time. Analysts predict pirfenidone will generate $1B in global sales by 2019.
    • Pirfenidone joins Roche’s stable of pulmonary treatments, including Pulmozyme for cystic fibrosis, Xolair for asthma, and in-development asthma drug lebrikizumab. Roche plans to speed pirfenidone’s U.S. start-up and help get insurance coverage for the medicine.
    | Aug. 24, 2014, 5:31 PM | 7 Comments
  • Aug. 17, 2014, 8:12 AM
    • Chugai Pharmaceutical (OTCPK:CHGCY) denies a rumor that surfaced Friday, which stated that Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) was in talks to buy the 40% stake of Chugai that it does not already own for $10B.
    • The media report "is not based on any announcement made by Chugai or Roche," says the Japanese company in a news release.
    • Previously: Roche may gobble up the rest of Chugai
    | Aug. 17, 2014, 8:12 AM
  • Jul. 2, 2014, 2:36 AM
    • Roche (RHHBY) has announced it will buy Seragon, a breast cancer research company, for $725M. The company may pay up to another $1B based on future performance. Seragon was spun out from Aragon Pharmaceuticals last year, when the latter was purchased for $650M by Johnson & Johnson.
    • Seragon is the second major acquisition for Roche in the last two months. The company bought Genia Technologies for up to $350M in in June.
    | Jul. 2, 2014, 2:36 AM
  • Apr. 7, 2014, 7:08 AM
    • Roche (RHHBF) has acquired privately held IQuum for up to $450M in a deal that will boost the Swiss company's molecular diagnostics business.
    • Roche will pay $275M up front and $175M in product-related milestones.
    • IQuum says its "lab-in-a-tube technology" enables "non-specialized personnel to perform more sophisticated biological sample testing in any setting." (PR)
    | Apr. 7, 2014, 7:08 AM
  • Dec. 23, 2013, 6:05 PM
    • Carlyle Group (CG) appears to be the leader to acquire Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) clinical diagnostics unit, beating out P-E peer Blackstone (BX) and its partner Danaher (DHR), Reuters reports.
    • The exact price of CG's offer is not known, but a deal likely would fetch ~$4B and could be completed within the next two weeks.
    • JNJ's ortho clinical diagnostics unit makes blood-screening equipment and laboratory blood tests; it's a small player in a market led by Roche (RHHBY, RHHBF), Siemens (SI), Abbott Labs (ABT) and DHR.
    | Dec. 23, 2013, 6:05 PM
Company Description
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world's largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and... More
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Drug Related Products
Country: Switzerland