Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Jan 9 2014 | 12:59pm ET
As far as Elliott Management is concerned, McKesson Corp.'s "best and final" offer for rival pharmaceutical distributor Celesio is good enough.
Elliott said today that it would accept McKesson's higher tender offer, all-but ensuring the deal's success. The New York-based hedge fund had vowed to block the original US$8.3 billion deal, saying it "substantially" undervalued Celesio—and owned enough shares to do so.
With a midnight deadline looming for the tender offer tonight, McKesson has been scrambling to placate Elliott. The company elected to increase its offer by a little more than 2%, or €0.50 per share.
Elliott, which had suggested splitting Celesio if the McKesson deal failed, said it had also agreed to sell its Celesio convertible bonds.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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