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Pfizer To Acquire Migraine Drugmaker Biohaven For $11.6 Billion

Pfizer Inc announced on Tuesday that it will pay $11.6 billion in cash for migraine medicine maker Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd, as the drugmaker attempts to diversify its portfolio ahead of patent expirations for several cancer drugs.   Pfizer will acquire access to...

2021 Global M&A Activity Highest Ever At More Than $5 Trillion

As a result of an oversupply of capital and sky-high values, global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity smashed all-time milestones in 2021, effortlessly wiping the high-water mark established nearly 15 years before.   According to Dealogic statistics, the worldwide value of M&A...

Acceleron Will Be Acquired By Merck For $11.5 Bln With Focus On Rare Disease Drugs

Merck & Co is currently focused on augmenting its portfolio with medicines for rare diseases. As a part of this strategy, the United States based pharmaceutical giant is slated to acquire the drug maker Acceleron Pharma Inc in a deal worth about $11.5 billion, the companies said on Thursday....

BHP And Woodside’s $29 Billion Petroleum Merger Cause Of Worry For Investors

Questions were raised by investors of BHP Group and Woodside Petroleum about the value of the proposed $29 billion merger of the Perth-based oil and gas group Woodside with the petroleum arm of BHP resulting in share prices of both the companies being pulled down.   BHP shares dropped by 6...

HSBC Will Acquire Axa's Singapore Insurance Assets In A $575 Mln Deal

French insurance firm Axa's Singapore assets are to be acquired by HSBC Holdings in a deal worth $575 million. This is argued to be a part of the business plan of HSBC of expanding its wealth management business in Asia and increasing revenue from fee income.   The business entity that would...

Hyatt To Acquire Apple Leisure Group For $2.7 Billion From KKR, KSL

The resort company Apple Leisure Group will be acquired by Hyatt Hotels Corp. from the former’s private-equity owners in a deal potentially worth $2.7 billion.   The Apple Leisure Group is owned by KKR & Co. and travel-and-leisure specialist KSL Capital Partners LLC, and the deal was...

Cloud-Based Call Center Operator Five9 To Be Purchased By Zoom In A Deal Worth $15 Bln Deal

Zoom Video Communications Inc is set to acquire cloud-based call center operator Five9 Inc in an all-stock deal worth $14.7 billion which is the largest ever acquisition by the video conferencing company amid increasing competition in the videoconferencing sector, the core business area of Zoom....

Intel In Negotiations With GlobalFoundries For A Possible Acquisition Worth About $30 Billion - WSJ

According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday quoting sources familiar with the matter, negotiations for acquiring semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc are being held by Intel Corp. The deal could be worth about $30 billion.   According to the report, a...

Tencent's $5.3bln Video Games Merger Blocked By China’s Antitrust Regulator

The proposed merger of the top two videogame streaming sites of China - Huya and DouYu, which was being pursued by the Chinese etch giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, has been stopped by the market regulator of China over antitrust concerns.    The announcement to merge Huya and DouYu was...

British Augmented Reality Company WaveOptics To Be Acquired By Snap For Over $500M

The owner of photo messaging app Snapchat will be able to set foot towards the future of social media where augmented reality could become pervasive by the acquisition of appropriate technology.   The company moved a step closer to that strategic direction as it announced its decision to...

Australia's Star Proposes Crown Acquisition In $7 Bln Play

An all-stock buyout of larger rival Crown Resorts Ltd was proposed by Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group on Monday. This offer valued Crown Resorts at A$9 billion ($7 billion) as Star joined the competition of Crown Resorts which also included two private equity giants who are also...

Nestlé To Acquire Brands Of The Bountiful Company And Expand Its Health And Nutrition Portfolio

Nestle SA will be acquiring The Bountiful Company in a deal worth $5.75 billion.   Brands like Nature's Bounty, Solgar, Osteo Bi-Flex and Puritan's Pride are among the assets that the Swiss company will be purchasing through this deal, Nestle said on Friday.   The health and nutrition...
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