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Robert Coury

Mylan, Pfizer announce Viatris as the new company name 

Mylan, Pfizer announce Viatris as the new company name 

NEW YORK — Mylan and Pfizer  announced earlier this week that the name of the new company to be formed by the planned combination of Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, will be Viatris (pronounced ‘viǝ-trīs). Deriving its name from Latin, Viatris embodies the new company’s goal of providing a path—“VIA”—to three—“TRIS”—core goals: expanding

Pfizer combines its off-patent drug business with Mylan

Pfizer combines its off-patent drug business with Mylan

NEW YORK— Pfizer and Mylan announced Monday a definitive agreement to combine Mylan with Upjohn, Pfizer’s off-patent branded and generic established medicines business, creating a new global pharmaceutical company. Under the terms of the agreement, which is structured as an all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, each Mylan share would be converted into one share of

Mylan to acquire Meda in $9.9 billion deal

Mylan to acquire Meda in $9.9 billion deal

HERTFORDSHIRE, England — Mylan N.V. plans to acquire Sweden-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer Meda AB in a deal valued at $9.9 billion, including debt. Mylan said late Wednesday that the offer to Meda includes cash and Mylan shares, with the equity portion valued at $7.2 billion. Executives from both companies noted that a Mylan-Meda combination would create

Mylan takes hostile bid to Perrigo stockholders

Mylan takes hostile bid to Perrigo stockholders

HERTFORDSHIRE, England — As promised, Mylan N.V. has proceeded to make formal bid to acquire Perrigo Co. plc in a deal valued at approximately $27 billion. Mylan said Monday that under the offer, Perrigo shareholders would receive $75 in cash and 2.3 Mylan ordinary shares for each Perrigo ordinary share. That would translate to a

Mylan raises bid, Perrigo again rejects

NEW YORK — Mylan N.V. has upped its offer to acquire Perrigo Co. plc but received the same response: no. On Wednesday, Mylan announced an increased bid in which Perrigo shareholders would receive $75 in cash and 2.3 Mylan ordinary shares for each Perrigo ordinary share, a deal valued at more than $35 billion. But

Mylan says no to Teva’s acquisition bid

POTTERS BAR, England — Mylan N.V. has rejected an unsolicited bid to be acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at more than $40 billion. Mylan said Monday that its board of directors unanimously voted against Teva’s offer, which was announced on April 21. Mylan stated that after a comprehensive review

Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40 billion deal

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has made a bid to acquire Mylan N.V. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $40 billion. In announcing its offer Tuesday, Teva said its proposal is a more attractive option for shareholders of Mylan, which nearly two weeks ago made an unsolicited bid to buy Perrigo Co. plc

Mylan makes bid to acquire Perrigo for $29 billion

Mylan makes bid to acquire Perrigo for $29 billion

POTTERS BAR, England — Mylan N.V. has made an unsolicited bid to acquire Dublin, Ireland-based Perrigo Co. plc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $29 billion. Mylan said Wednesday that under the proposal — delivered to Perrigo chairman, president and chief executive officer Joseph Papa — Perrigo shareholders would receive $205 in cash and