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Shire: a tempting buy-out bet

Pharmaceuticals firm Shire is set to be taken over – but it’s cheap even if the deal fails.
20 Jul 2018
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If you’d invested in: Dechra Pharmaceuticals and Shire

Dechra Pharmaceuticals is a drugs company that specialises in the development of medical treatments for pets. Over the next three years, the firm’s ea…
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Three stocks to profit from the boom in pharma M&A

Ailsa Craig picks three stocks that should capitalise on the M&A trend in the pharmaceutical sector, either as potential targets or as well-establishe…
31 Mar 2017
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Pocket some grey pounds – three healthcare stocks to buy now

The ageing population is an opportunity for the health and medical sector. Here, professional investor Garry White picks three healthcare stocks to bu…
7 Sep 2015
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Shire’s $30bn move on Baxalta

Pharma giant Shire has made an unsolicited $30bn all-share offer for America’s Baxalta.
6 Aug 2015
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UK stocks ahead as investor shrug off fresh oil price drop

Investors have shrugged off concerns over the falling price of oil this morning ahead of the release of US earnings data.
12 Jan 2015
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America's clampdown on tax inversions

The US government has issued new rules making it harder for American companies to cut their tax bill by relocating their headquarters.
25 Sep 2014
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Shire’s stalker raises its offer

US pharmaceuticals group AbbVie has made a fourth attempt to bag London-listed Shire Pharmaceuticals.
10 Jul 2014

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The rise of ‘tax inversion’

More and more American businesses are snapping up companies in low-tax countries to make that their official home. British companies are in their sigh…
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