Wed, Jun. 10, 2:20 AM
- A Pennsylvania judge has recommended Kirkland & Ellis be prevented from advising Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) on its attempted takeover of Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) after the law firm represented Mylan on other matters.
- The report is likely to shake up a bitter, three-way takeover battle. Mylan has rejected Teva's bid in unusually harsh terms and is instead plowing ahead with its own, twice-rejected offer for Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO).
Mon, Jun. 8, 1:15 PM
- In a letter to Mylan (MYL -0.6%) Executive Chairman Robert Coury, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' (TEVA +0.2%) President & CEO Erez Vigodman responds to Mylan's rather negative perceptions about the latter's intent regarding a takeover bid. Teva appears committed to getting a deal done and asserts that Mylan is the one who is holding things up.
- Mylan is on the prowl for generic drug firm Perrigo (PRGO -0.9%), who keeps rejecting its offers, the latest at $34B. Teva made a $40B bid for Mylan in April that Mylan rejected.
Wed, Jun. 3, 1:47 AM
- Raising additional legal concerns, Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) is reportedly looking to purchase more shares in Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL), sources told Reuters.
- Teva last week disclosed a 1.8% stake in Mylan, which blasted the move as breaching U.S. antitrust laws. Companies that acquire stakes worth more than $76.3M in rivals must first obtain regulatory approval.
- The strategy is a sign of Teva's commitment to acquire Mylan, as the latter presses on with its own $34B hostile bid for Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO).
- MYL rose 1% in after-hours trading.
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).
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.
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%)
Tue, Apr. 28, 2:59 PM
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, 7:28 AM
- Perrigo (PRGO -2.7%) FQ3 results: Revenues: $1,049.1M (+4.5%); COGS: $670.3M (-2.7%); Operating Expenses: $178.5M (-7.1%); Operating Income: $199.2M (+92.8%); Net Loss: ($94.9M) (-297.3%); Loss Per Share: ($0.67) (-286.1%); Quick Assets: $3,430.4M (+329.1%).
- 2015 Guidance: Net Sales: $5.4B - 5.7B; Operating cash flow: ~$1.2B; CAPEX: $125M - 155M; Adjusted EPS: $7.50 - $8.00.
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)
Tue, Apr. 21, 4:23 PM
Tue, Apr. 21, 8:48 AM
- 50% stock and 50% cash
- The proposal gives Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) shareholders a 37.7% premium to the stock price of Mylan on April 7, 2015, the last day of trading prior to Mylan's press release regarding its unsolicited proposal for Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), and a 48.3% premium to the unaffected stock price of Mylan on March 10, 2015, which is the last day of trading prior to widespread speculation of a transaction between Teva (NYSE:TEVA) and Mylan.
- Expected to be significantly accretive to Teva non-GAAP EPS, starting in the mid-teens in year 1 and approaching 30% by year 3.
- Teva/Mylan product offerings would create a combined pipeline of over 400 pending ANDAs and over 80 first-to-files in the U.S.
- MYL +9.3% premarket to $74.40. TEVA +2.8% premarket.
- Source: Press Release
- Previously: Bloomberg: Teva offer for Mylan could come today (Apr. 21)
- Previously: Mylan says rumored Teva marriage would not makes sense (Apr. 20)
- Related: Why Does Mylan Want To Buy Perrigo? (Apr. 9)
Mon, Apr. 20, 11:20 AM
- Generics firm Mylan (MYL -2.9%) admits that it considered a merger with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries (TEVA -1.4%) but such a deal would be "without sound industrial logic." CEO Robert Coury says, "We believe that it is unlikely that any such combination could obtain antitrust regulatory clearances. Mylan is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy, including its proposal to acquire Perrigo, and today's speculation has no impact whatsoever on this strategy."
- Many observers believe that Mylan's unsolicited $29B bid for Perrigo (PRGO -0.7%) was a defensive tactic to make itself less attractive to Teva.
- Teva has not disclosed its intentions as of yet.
- Previously: Teva reportedly weighing bid for Mylan; shares jump (April 17)
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