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Allergan Agrees to Move Forward with Meeting

September 16, 2014 6:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allergan and Pershing Square are agreeing on at least one step toward settling a fight over the makeup of the Botox-maker's board. Allergan will hold special shareholders meeting, as Pershing Square and its partner, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, continue their push for control of the drugmaker.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Expands Bausch + Lomb Manufacturing Facility, Adding 120 New Jobs in Rochester, NY

September 9, 2014 8:39 am | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact...

Allergan to Request Court Block Valeant and Pershing Square from Voting Shares Acquired in Violation of Insider Trading Laws

August 27, 2014 8:27 am | News | Comments

Allergan has asked the United States District Court for the Central District of California to...

Allergan Reviews Meeting Requests in Takeover Bid

August 23, 2014 2:27 pm | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Allergan Inc. is reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most...

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Receives FTC Second Request Under Hart-Scott-Rodino

August 12, 2014 8:39 am | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International  announced that the company has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with Valeant's proposed acquisition of Allergan, Inc.      

Allergan Sues Valeant, Claims Fraud in Buy Attempt

August 1, 2014 3:34 pm | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Allergan Inc.'s lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, names as plaintiffs drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., New York investment and hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management LP and its principal, William Ackerman.

Valeant Forecast Overshadows Strong Quarter

July 31, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian drugmaker now expects 2014 earnings to range between $7.90 and $8.10 per share, down from a forecast it made in April for $8.55 to $8.80 per share.               

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Valeant Takes Allergan Complaints to Regulators

July 21, 2014 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is complaining to regulators that Botox maker and acquisition target Allergan has been making false statements about its business.             

Pershing Files Documents for Special Meeting Aimed at Ousting Allergan Directors

July 7, 2014 3:05 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Pershing Square Capital Management has formally asked Allergan shareholders to support its bid for a special meeting to remove six directors and allow Valeant to proceed with its hostile takeover bid.        

Pershing Square Settles Lawsuit with Allergan

June 27, 2014 3:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pershing Square, the investment firm run by activist investor Bill Ackman, said Friday it settled a lawsuit with Allergan, the maker of Botox, related to Allergan's poison pill plan and Pershing's $53 billion offer for the company.   

Allergan Board of Directors Rejects Unsolicited Exchange Offer from Valeant

June 23, 2014 8:23 am | News | Comments

Allergan, announced that its Board of Directors, after consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, unanimously determined that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.’s unsolicited exchange offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of Allergan is grossly inadequate.

Akorn Divests ECR Pharmaceuticals to Valeant

June 23, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

Akorn has sold its subsidiary, ECR Pharmaceuticals, to Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $41 million in cash and assumption of certain liabilities. ECR, which promotes certain branded pharmaceuticals through its sales force, was acquired through the acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal.

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Ackman Seeks Allergan 'Poison Pill' End Run

June 13, 2014 8:14 am | News | Comments

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, seeking legal cover in its $53 billion takeover bid for Allergan, filed a lawsuit to confirm that its push for a special meeting of shareholders won't trigger a defensive "poison pill" plan from the Botox maker.

Valeant Plans Hostile Bid for Allergan

June 10, 2014 5:31 pm | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals aims to take its bid for Allergan to the Botox maker's shareholders after Allegan's board unanimously rejected its latest offer of about $53 billion. Valeant said Tuesday that it looked forward to giving shareholders the opportunity "to speak for themselves" after Allergan Chairman and CEO David Pyott said that the offer wasn't worth discussing in a letter to his Valeant counterpart, Michael Pearson.

Allergan Board Unanimously Rejects Revised Unsolicited Proposal from Valeant

June 10, 2014 8:33 am | News | Comments

Allergan announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously determined that the revised unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals substantially undervalues the company, creates significant risks and uncertainties for the stockholders of Allergan, and is not in the best interests of the company and its stockholders.

FDA Oks Valeant Toenail Fungus Treatment Jublia

June 9, 2014 7:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a toenail fungus treatment from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. that could reach $800 million in peak U.S. sales, according to the Canadian drugmaker.        

Proxy Fight Looms in Allergan-Valeant Dispute

June 2, 2014 3:42 pm | News | Comments

Activist investor Bill Ackman said Monday that he will move to replace most of Allergan's board of directors as part of a continuing battle for control of the company.              

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Valeant Sweetens Offer for Allergan Again

May 30, 2014 4:01 pm | by ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is sweetening its offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for the second time this week. The Canadian drugmaker said Friday it is now offering $72 and a portion of its stock for each Allergan share.      

Nestle to Pay $1.4B for Skin Treatments

May 28, 2014 8:28 am | News | Comments

Nestle says it is paying $1.4 billion in cash for the rights to sell lip and wrinkle treatment Restylane and other skin products in the U.S. and Canada.                

Valeant Raises Cash-Stock Offer for Allergan

May 28, 2014 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is adding more cash to its offer to buy Botox maker Allergan in a bid that could now be worth more than $49 billion. The Canadian drugmaker says it will now offer $58.30 and a portion of its stock for each Allergan share.

Valeant to Improve its Hostile Takeover Bid for Allergan

May 13, 2014 9:45 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International says it will improve its bid of almost $47 billion for Botox-maker Allergan after the company rejected its hostile takeover offer. Valeant CEO Michael Pearson says the company is prepared to pay a fair price, but will remain financially disciplined when it makes its new offer later this month.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Enters Into Patent Settlement Agreements with Actavis

May 13, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced today that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into settlement agreements with affiliates of Actavis plc related to Actavis' generic versions of Acanya Gel, 1.2%/2.5%, and Tiazac XC.   

Allergan Board Turns Down Valeant Takeover Offer

May 12, 2014 8:17 am | News | Comments

Allergan spurned a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, saying that the unsolicited offer worth nearly $46 billion undervalues the company and carries significant risk.                     

Valeant Posts First Quarter Net Loss but Revenues Jump 77%

May 8, 2014 8:10 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Valeant says the loss includes restructuring, integration and other charges of $135 million primarily related to the acquisition of eyecare company Bausch + Lomb last year.              

Allergan Lifts 2014 Outlook After First Quarter Income Rises

May 7, 2014 11:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Botox maker Allergan raised its outlook for the year Wednesday after topping expectations for the first quarter. Executives did not discuss a $45.6 billion offer last month from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman to buy the company, but did reiterate that that the proposal is under review.

Valeant Could Be Pushed to Boost Allergan Price By Up to 40%: Analyst

April 29, 2014 8:19 am | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International could be pushed to increase the cash component of its bid for Botox maker Allergan by up to 40 per cent, an industry analyst said Monday.             

Valeant to Replace Three Board Members; Allergan Adopts Poison Pill Defense

April 23, 2014 2:24 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International says three of its directors will not stand for re-election this year as it pursues the acquisition of Botox maker Allergan, which has adopted a "poison pill" defense while it considers the offer.   

Valeant, Ackman Bid For Maker of Botox

April 23, 2014 8:37 am | Videos | Comments

WSJ discusses the Ackman/Valeant deal for Allergan.                                  

Investor Pressure Pushing Pharmaceutical M&A Deals

April 22, 2014 7:31 pm | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders by boosting profits and share prices are wheeling, dealing and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster. The moves could spur more mergers and acquisitions in the industry.

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