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Kindred ups Gentiva bid to $17.25 a share, countering mystery suitor
By Beth Kutscher | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Kindred Healthcare, determined to acquire Gentiva Health Services, has fired back against Gentiva's claim last week that it has a mystery white knight bidder in the wings. Kindred said Monday that it is prepared to counter the $17.25-per-share bid from the unnamed, third-party bidder to secure a...
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Tufts improves finances in third quarter by managing expenses
By Beth Kutscher | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses, the Boston-based hospital reported.
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Tax reform fears driving Big Pharma mergers
By Beth Kutscher | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The rumblings that corporate tax reform will close favorable loopholes for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are getting louder, fueling a rush of high-dollar cross-border deals.
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Research
Healthcare M&A Watch Q2 2014 report now available
By Modern Healthcare Insights | July 19, 2014
This report series covers trending and analysis of U.S. mergers and acquisitions among providers, payers, vendors and pharma/life sciences sectors of the healthcare industry. The Q2 2014 report covers April, May and June 2014 disclosed deal information by sector and region.
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Magazine
Healthcare winners and losers in tax reform
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One can only hope the spate of tax-motivated mergers in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries finally will motivate Congress to reform the corporate tax code—a long-sought goal of the business community.
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20 largest healthcare merger-and-acquisition deals through June 2014
July 19, 2014
A list of the largest healthcare merger-and-acquisition deals through June 2014, ranked by announced purchase price based on Modern Healthcare reporting. Source: Modern Healthcare Insights 2014 Healthcare M&A Watch, Q1 and Q2 analysis. Published July 21, 2014, p. 20.
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Information
AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination
By Associated Press | July 18, 2014
The drugmaker AbbVie has reached a deal worth roughly $55 billion to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from tax rates back home.
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Gentiva rejects Kindred's final offer as new suitor joins mix
By Bob Herman | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Gentiva Health Services shot down Kindred Healthcare's $16-per-share offer as a new, undisclosed buyer entered the fray.
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St. Jude Medical says sales are up, looks to focus on acquisitions
By Jaimy Lee | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Devicemaker St. Jude Medical reported solid second-quarter results Wednesday, but the numbers also underscore the company's need to shore up its U.S. position with acquisitions.
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Abbott Q2 net income drops from one-time tax hit, other charges
By Beth Kutscher | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Abbott, the medical device, generic drug and nutrition company, reported a 21.2% increase in operating earnings for its second quarter compared to the same period a year ago as sales continued to grow in its diagnostics and international businesses. However, the quarter also included several...
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