Is Celgene the Perfect Stock?
Is Celgene the Perfect Stock?
What is preventing the French pharmaceutical group and U.S. biotech from reaching a merger agreement?
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It seems that months of merger talks between French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis and U.S. biotech Genzyme have entered the home stretch. This week, Sanofi is expected to offer $74 per share for the rare disease drugmaker, with an option included potentially worth $5 to $6 a share.
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Sanofi-Aventis announced its cancer drug candidate iniparib failed in a late-stage clinical trial. Other pharmaceutical companies have also experienced recent setbacks as they scramble to bolster their pipelines ahead of the patent cliff, when they will be forced to compete with cheaper generics.
Led by the health insurance reform law, a flurry of drug and food recalls, key medical breakthroughs and plenty of layoffs and lawsuits, 2010 proved to be an exciting -- if not always positive -- year. Here's our list of the year's biggest health stories.
Biotechnology company Genzyme is holding an analyst and investor meeting Monday focused on the commercial potential of its multiple sclerosis drug Campath as it tries to convince Sanofi-Aventis that it's worth more than the Paris-based pharmaceutical giant has been offering.
Paris-based pharma Sanofi-Aventis has pushed back its offer deadline for Massachusetts-based biotech Genzyme by six weeks. All other terms, including the $69 per share bid, remain unchanged. So far, very few shareholders have responded.
By the time the world's smartest investors tell the SEC what stocks they hold, most of the gains they were after are already priced in. But a few of the companies Warren Buffett, George Soros, and their billionaire buddies bought into still have a lot further to rise. Which ones? Read on ...
Big Pharma didn't rest Thursday, with Celgene, Sanofi-Aventis and AstraZeneca among the big names reporting earnings. A deal between Stryker and Boston Scientific and Sanofi and BMP Sunstone also made the headlines, as did some hiring from Teva. Bristol-Myers Squibb received the anticipated new approval for one of its cancer drugs. But it was Celgene that led drug stocks higher.
Genzyme, which makes drugs to treat leukemia and multiple sclerosis, has rejected the hostile takeover bid from French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis says its multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide significantly cut relapses in patients who took the once-daily oral treatment.
There's a new plot twist in the takeover battle between French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis and U.S. drugmaker Genzyme. A regulatory filing made by Genzyme on Thursday claims Sanofi may be willing to go much higher than its current $69 bid -- a claim the French company disputes.
After months of courting U.S. drugmaker Genzyme, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis launched a hostile bid valued at approximately $18.5 billion, or $69 a share, for all outstanding shares of Genzyme common stock.
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced a 10-year agreement with Covance on Thursday under which the Princeton, N.J.-based contract research firm will provide it with drug development services. Sanofi-Aventis will pay Covance between $1.2 billion to $2.2 billion.
Sanofi-Aventis, which has been unsuccessful recently in its courtship of U.S. giant biotech Genzyme, announced another setback today. A late-stage trial of NV1FGF did not meet its primary goal of preventing a major amputation or death from any cause over 12 months.
Sanofi-Aventis CEO Chris Viehbacher said Wednesday that he believes his French pharmaceutical company will eventually buy U.S. biotech company Genzyme at a reasonable price. However, he expects it will take some time to agree on a deal, and he won't rush into anything.
Genzyme (GENZ) announced that it has agreed to sell Genzyme Genetics to Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) (LH) for for $925 million in cash.
Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb plans to buy ZymoGenetics, its partner in developing a hepatitis C treatment, for $885 million.
After a couple of fairly sleepy years, mergers and acquisition activity has bounced back dramatically, with potential long-term consequences for the stock market. It's a rare ray of hope at a time when other economic indicators are pointing straight toward the floor.
One of the most interesting merger and acquisition sagas of the past month is no doubt the French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis' (SNY) courtship of rare-disease biotech Genzyme (GENZ). On Monday, Genzyme has confirmed that it has received Sanofi's unsolicited proposal of $69 per share in cash, adding its the board of directors unanimously rejected the proposal -- again.
Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis is unwilling to pay more than $70 a share in its bid to buy biotech firm Genzyme, media outlets reported Wednesday. If a deal can't be reached, the French drugmaker may consider alternative takeover targets.
Several biotech stocks were on the move Monday after Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on some of them. The bank's analyst, Robyn Karnauskas, took a generally wary view on the biotech sector, only putting buy ratings on Gilead and Dendreon.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis sent a letter to major U.S. biotech firm Genzyme proposing a friendly takeover valued at $69 a share, or $18.4 billion. But that's significantly less than the offer of $80 a share, or $21.3 billion, that sources say Genzyme is looking for.
Sanofi-Aventis reported its second-quarter net profit rose 7.6% to 2.48 billion euros, beating expectations. But the French drugmaker warned that earnings may fall for the full year, and it remained silent about its rumored plan to make a friendly bid for Genzyme.
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