Tue, Jun. 2, 8:28 AM
- Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) enters into a agreement to acquire a portfolio of over-the-counter brands from GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) related to the latter's commitment to the European Commission to divest the businesses in connection with its consumer health joint venture with Novartis (NYSE:NVS).
- Perrigo will buy GSK's NiQuitin nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) business, mostly in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Brazil and Novartis's Australian NRT business, including Nicotinell; several OTC brands including Coldrex (cold and flu med) in the EEA and Panodil (pain relief), Nezeril (nasal decongestant) and Nasin (nasal decongestant) in Sweden and Novartis's legacy cold sore management business in the EEA (Vectavir, Pencivir, Fenivir, Fenlips, Vectatone).
- Financial terms are not disclosed.
- CEO Joseph Papa says, "This acquisition demonstrates Perrigo's ability to execute on our "Base Plus Plus Plus" strategy in which we make selective, accretive transactions to expand our durable base business. We are building on the global platform we established with the Omega Pharma acquisition to capture an even greater share of the $30B European OTC market opportunity with several well-established complementary brands that bolster our OTC product portfolio." Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ:MYL) will, no doubt, have to sharpen its pencil yet again.
- The transaction will be immediately accretive to Perrigo's 2015 non-GAAP EPS, excluding estimated tangible amortization and transaction-related costs. The deal should close in Q3.
Tue, Jun. 2, 3:29 AM
- Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) has accused Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA), which made a $40B unsolicited offer for the company in April, of violating U.S. anti-trust rules through its recent purchase of a 1.35% stake in the company.
- Mylan, which is attempting to buy Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) for $34B, also told Teva to "stop playing games" and either turn its $40B approach into a formal bid or walk away.
- A takeover by Teva would torpedo any Mylan deal with Perrigo.
Tue, May 12, 3:05 AM
- Mylan's (NASDAQ:MYL) Chairman Robert Coury told investors he may sweeten the company's offer for Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) by adding terms that would reduce the risk to its shareholders.
- Coury laid out scenarios that could play out in the future and had even suggested that a Mylan-Perrigo combination could be an attractive target for Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), sources told Bloomberg.
- Mylan has been attempting to buy Perrigo for $34B (in an unsolicited offer that is expected to turn hostile), while rebuffing a takeover bid from Teva (NYSE:TEVA).
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Fri, May 8, 5:23 PM
- Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) management is meeting privately with top investors this week to gain support for its $34B bid for Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), which last week rejected MYL's latest offer worth $75 and 2.3 MYL shares per PRGO share, and defend itself from Teva Pharmaceuticals' (NYSE:TEVA) $40B takeover bid.
- WSJ's Ronald Barusch relays a report from a Bernstein analyst who met with MYL executives that suggests MYL “could not be clearer” that it is not working primarily for its shareholders; according to the report, when the Bernstein analyst suggested in determining whether to vote for the PRGO deal that MYL shareholders would need to compare it with the Teva offer, MYL disagreed and said its shareholders needed to choose between PRGO and an uncertain Teva deal two years away.
- MYL management said shareholders will be in a “tough place” and choose the PRGO deal, the analyst report said; WSJ's Barusch says an acknowledgment that a board has put its own shareholders in a "tough place" is surprising.
- MYL argues that Teva is the wrong company to acquire MYL; in fact, Executive Chairman Robert Coury says MYL not only is not willing to sell itself to Teva but would consider buying Teva at some point after completing its offer for PRGO, according to a Reuters report.
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Mon, May 4, 7:06 AM
- Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited launches Gilead Sciences' (NASDAQ:GILD) Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) in India.
- The company is one of eleven generic drug makers contracted by Gilead to manufacture and sell sofosbuvir in India and 91 developing countries on a non-exclusive basis.
Wed, Apr. 29, 12:03 PM
- Perrigo (PRGO +0.1%) rejects Mylan's (MYL +1.6%) beefed-up offer for the Dublin, Ireland-domiciled firm. The new bid is $75 in cash plus 2.3 shares of MYL stock or ~$244 per PRGO share, based on recent prices. This represents a premium of 28%.
- The company maintains that the offer significantly undervalues the firm, although its rationale that the new offer is mathematically below its first bid of $60 + 2.2 shares of MYL stock is clearly biased since it is based on MYL's price on March 10, before speculators began accumulating shares ($55.31). MYL is trading today at ~$74.
- Previously: Mylan commences formal offer for Perrigo (April 24)
- Related ticker: (TEVA +0.5%)
Mon, Apr. 27, 3:42 PM
- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA -4.3%) is allegedly scheduled to meet with institutional holders of Mylan (MYL -5.5%) this week in an effort to clarify the valuation necessary to close the deal. Some observers think a revised bid will be in the $85 - 95 range. Teva's first offer, which Mylan rejected, was $82.
Mon, Apr. 27, 10:40 AM
- As expected, Mylan's (MYL -3.2%) Board of Directors unanimously rejects the $40.1B offer from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA -2.4%) saying it grossly undervalues the company and would require Mylan shareholders to accept "low-quality" TEVA shares in exchange for "high-quality" MYL shares.
- TEVA won't give up easily. Look for a revised bid in the near future.
- Previously: Teva proposes to acquire Mylan for $82/share in cash and stock (April 21)
Fri, Apr. 24, 9:58 AM
- Under Irish Takeover Rules, Mylan (MYL +1%) issues a Rule 2.4 announcement setting forth its legally-binding commitment to acquire Perrigo (PRGO -1.8%) for $205 in cash and stock. Under the terms of the offer, PRGO shareholders will receive US$60 in cash plus 2.2 ordinary shares of MYL for each PRGO share.
- The cash portion will be financed by a new bridge credit facility arranged by Goldman Sachs.
- Perrigo's Board of Directors rejected Mylan's bid several days ago.
- Previously: Perrigo unanimously rejects Mylan bid (April 21)
- Previously: Mylan preparing new bid for Perrigo (April 22)
Wed, Apr. 22, 9:47 AM
Wed, Apr. 22, 3:01 AM
- Some of the top investors at Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL), including hedge fund Paulson & Co, are encouraging its board of directors to consider a takeover proposal from Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA), Reuters reports.
- Yesterday, Teva unveiled an unsolicited $40B takeover proposal for the Pennsylvania-based company, saying the acquisition would create an entity with more than $30B in annual revenue, add to earnings in the first year and generate $2B in annual savings.
- Previously: Teva proposes to acquire Mylan for $82/share in cash and stock (Apr. 21 2015)
Tue, Apr. 21, 5:53 PM
- In a unified vote, Perrigo's (NYSE:PRGO) Board of Directors rejects Mylan's (NASDAQ:MYL) unsolicited $205/share offer stating that it substantially undervalues the company, its future growth prospects and fails to take full account of the benefits of its recent Omega Pharma acquisition.
- Previously: Mylan makes $205/share bid for Perrigo; Generic firms rally (April 8)
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