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Bayer AG
The Business Journals· 22 Nov 2017

Behind the $21 billion in deals Monsanto, Bayer have done to close their $63.5 billion merger

About $20.8 billion worth of transactions, in fact, have occurred since September 2016 when the two companies first announced their merger, with Bayer leading the way in divestitures.

  • Bayer AG
  • Monsanto Company
  • M&A Activities
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Biospectrumasia· 21 Nov 2017

Merck subsidiary acquires Teqqa, an infectious disease analytics firm

Teqqa, based in Wyoming, has deep experience working with hospitals to implement disease surveillance solutions and turn lab and medication data into actionable information. ILÚM Health Solutions, an infectious disease management business has acquired Teqqa LLC for an undisclosed amount.

  • ILUM Health Solutions
  • Teqqa LLC
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • M&A Activities
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Dynamic Network Services, Inc
Newsfactor· 21 Nov 2017

Oracle Beefs Up Cloud Services with Dyn Acquisition

Oracle Beefs Up Cloud Services with Dyn Acquisition Tech giant Oracle announced today that it has acquired domain name service (DNS) provider Dyn for an undisclosed amount in a move that the company said would help expand its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.

  • Dynamic Network Services, Inc
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Kyle York
  • M&A Activities
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HSS Inc.
HIT Consultant· 17 Nov 2017

Merck Subsidiary Acquires Mobile Infectious Disease Analytics Solution Teqqa

ILÚM Health Solutions, a provider of innovative technology and services to support infectious disease management (created by Merck’s Healthcare Services and Solutions (HSS) division), today announced it has acquired Teqqa LLC, which provides precision analytics for infectious disease management.

  • ILUM Health Solutions
  • Teqqa LLC
  • HSS Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
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Monsanto Company
Business Standard· 17 Nov 2017

Bayer responds to CCI queries on Monsanto deal

German drugs and agrochemicals company Bayer said it had replied to queries raised by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on the possible implications for this country's agricultural biotechnology sector from its proposed acquisition of Monsanto’s global operations.

  • Monsanto Company
  • CCI Corporation
  • Bayer AG
  • Regulatory & Legal
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AstraZeneca PLC
Iol· 02 Nov 2017

Aspen found fit and healthy to finalise AstraZeneca deal

Aspen Pharmacare has completed the takeover of Anglo-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The transaction will see the Durban-based company acquiring residual rights to AstraZeneca’s global anaesthetic portfolio through an agreement the two companies entered into last year.

  • Aspen Pharmacare
  • AstraZeneca PLC
  • M&A Activities
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International Business Machines Corp.
PR Newswire· 02 Nov 2017

IBM Closes Acquisition of Vivant Digital Business

IBM today announced it has completed the acquisition of Vivant Digital business (Vivant), a boutique digital and innovation agency based in Australia , to join IBM iX . Financial details were not disclosed. Together, IBM iX and Vivant will address the growing needs of clients seeking transformation though Digital Reinvention TM and bold customer experiences.

  • International Business Machines Corp.
  • M&A Activities
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Fifth Third Bank
The Business Journals· 02 Nov 2017

Fifth Third acquires another insurance agency, HR firm

Fifth Third Bancorp has completed the acquisition of a Kentucky insurance agency and a human resources firm. Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB), the nation's 13th-biggest bank, acquired Epic Insurance Solutions Agency and Integrity HR. Epic and Integrity, both based in Louisville, were in the process of merging shortly before the Fifth Third deal was agreed upon on September, so they both became part of the deal.Epic has offices in Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis and New Albany, Indiana.

  • Fifth Third Bank
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UGI Corp
Natural Gas Intelligence· 01 Nov 2017

Anticipating Growth, UGI Buys NatGas Gathering System in Pennsylvania

UGI Energy Services LLC has acquired a 60-mile-plus natural gas gathering system that spans three counties of Pennsylvania in the Marcellus Shale northern tier from upstart Rockdale Marcellus LLC for an undisclosed amount. The system in Tioga, Lycoming and Bradford counties is currently moving 30 MMcf/d for Rockdale Marcellus, which was established in July, according to state records.

  • Energy Services Group
  • UGI Corp
  • M&A Activities
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Novartis AG
Lifesciencesipreview· 01 Nov 2017

Novartis boosts oncology with $3.9bn AAA acquisition

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has bolstered its oncology portfolio with the acquisition of Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA). On Monday, October 30, Novartis announced the $3.9 billion acquisition of the France-based radiopharmaceutical company. The deal will give Novartis access to Lutathera (177Lu-Dotatate), a radiogland therapy (RLT) product for neuroendocrine tumours.

  • Novartis AG
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc
Marketwired· 01 Nov 2017

Brompton Proposes Merger of Goldman Sachs U.S. Income Builder Trust with Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund

Brompton Funds Limited ("Brompton" or the "Manager"), the Manager of Goldman Sachs U.S. Income Builder Trust (TSX:GSB.UN) (the "Fund") announces that it is calling a special meeting of holders (the "Unitholders") of class A units (the "Class A Units") and class U units (the "Class U Units") of the Fund to consider the merger of the Fund with Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund ("SSF"), with SSF being the continuing fund (the "Merger").

  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc
  • M&A Activities
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AstraZeneca PLC
Businesslive· 01 Nov 2017

Aspen completes acquisition of AstraZeneca’s anaesthetics portfolio

Aspen Pharmacare said on Wednesday it had completed the acquisition of the rights to AstraZeneca’s global anaesthetics portfolio. In mid-morning trade Aspen’s share price was up 1.94% at R326, following the announcement of the conclusion of the commercialisation rights agreement that was entered into in June 2016.

  • Aspen Pharmacare
  • AstraZeneca PLC
  • M&A Activities
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Integrity HR
Businesswire· 01 Nov 2017

Fifth Third Completes Acquisition of Epic Insurance Solutions, Integrity HR

Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced it has closed on the acquisition of Epic Insurance Solutions Agency LLC, and Integrity HR. “Adding the Epic Insurance and Integrity HR teams to Fifth Third is a meaningful step in strengthening our insurance capabilities for clients,” said Mike Michael, executive vice president and head of Wealth and Asset Management for Fifth Third.

  • Integrity HR
  • Fifth Third Bank
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UGI Corp
Businesswire· 01 Nov 2017

UGI Energy Services Acquires Rockdale Midstream Assets

UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES), a subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI), announced today the acquisition of midstream assets from Rockdale Marcellus LLC (Rockdale) by its wholly owned subsidiary, UGI Texas Creek LLC (UGI Texas Creek).

  • Energy Services Group
  • UGI Corp
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Deloitte
PR Newswire· 01 Nov 2017

Deloitte Acquires HR Analytics Tool to Deliver Essential Employee Insights Into Total Rewards Offerings

Deloitte announced today that it has acquired Bug Insights' human resources analytics rewards optimization offering. Through this offering, Deloitte clients will be able to determine what their employees' value most from their rewards programs, a critical step on the journey to creating a total relationship with employees that can generate advantage in a market environment where talent is a company's most important asset.

  • Deloitte
  • M&A Activities
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  • Wired News
Accenture
Nearshore Americas· 31 Oct 2017

Accenture to Acquire French Digital Commerce Agency Altima

Accenture has agreed to purchase French agency Altima in order to bolster its digital unit Accenture Interactive. Altima creates digital experiences for e-commerce, mobile, and in-store commerce, and has approximately 370 staff across its offices in France, Canada, China, and the United States.

  • Accenture
  • Digital Commerce Corporation
  • Nearshore Americas
  • M&A Activities
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Novartis AG
Aliveforfootball· 31 Oct 2017

Novartis to buy France's Advanced Accelerator Applications in $3.9bn deal

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on AAAP.Novartis said today it intends to acquire Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) for $3.9 billion cash, in a deal created to expand the buyer's neuroendocrine tumor (NET) pipeline with radiopharmaceutical candidates led by the first-in-class RadioLigand Therapy (RLT) Lutathera® (Lu-Dotatate), now under FDA re-review.

  • Accelerator Corporation
  • Novartis AG
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Tenet Healthcare Corp
Healthcaredive· 30 Oct 2017

Tenet Healthcare not for sale after all, according to report

Tenet Healthcare has decided to not sell the company, following CEO Trevor Fetter’s departure, reported Reuters. Instead, the third largest investor-owned U.S. health system will focus on finding a permanent CEO. In its preliminary Q3 results, the for-profit health system announced it would cut 1,300 jobs, including reducing its regional management layer, to save $150 million in operating expenses.

  • Tenet Healthcare Corp
  • Trevor Fetter
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Novartis AG
Fnlondon· 30 Oct 2017

Taubman outfit takes lead on $4bn Novartis deal

The independent advisory firm led by former Morgan Stanley investment banking boss Paul Taubman is advising Novartis on a $4bn acquisition — with an ex-head of M&A at the Swiss healthcare company taking the lead. Novartis will offer $3.9bn in cash to buy Advanced Accelerator Applications, a French company listed in the US that works in molecular nuclear medicine theragnostics, which can be used in diagnosing and treating tumors and some types of cancer.

  • Novartis AG
  • Paul Taubman
  • M&A Activities
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AstraZeneca PLC
Thepharmaletter· 30 Oct 2017

Mereo in-licenses drug from AZ, with option to acquire

UK-based rare and specialty diseases specialist Mereo BioPharma has reached an agreement with Anglo-Swedish pharma major AstraZeneca for an exclusive license, including an option to acquire, AZD9668, an oral inhibitor of neutrophil elastase. Under the exclusive license, Mereo plans to conduct a Phase II study for the treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), a congenital orphan condition that affects approximately 100,000 patients in the USA and 120,000 in Europe.

  • AstraZeneca PLC
  • Roberts Pharmaceuticals
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Dynegy Inc.
The Times of India· 30 Oct 2017

Vistra to buy Dynegy in $1.7 billion power producer deal

Vistra Energy Corp said on Monday it would buy Dynegy Inc in an all-stock deal worth $1.74 billion, combining two Texas-based power producers in the latest merger in an industry dealing with shrinking profit margins. Debt-laden power producers such as Dynegy have seen their margins fall, as cheap natural gas from shale fields drives electricity prices lower, leading a handful of power companies to merge to cut costs and streamline operations.

  • Vistra Group
  • Dynegy Inc.
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Capital One Financial Corp.
Dispatchtribunal· 30 Oct 2017

7,000 Shares in Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Purchased by Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ

Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ acquired a new position in Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 7,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $593,000.

  • Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Collective
  • M&A Activities
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Dynegy Inc.
PR Newswire· 30 Oct 2017

Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating Proposed Acquisition of Dynegy Inc.

Rowley Law PLLC is investigating potential claims against Dynegy Inc. and its board of directors for breach of fiduciary duty concerning the proposed acquisition of the company by Vistra Energy Corp. Dynegy Inc. shareholders will receive 0.652 shares of Vistra Energy Corp.

  • Dynegy Inc.
  • Regulatory & Legal
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Technewsobserver· 29 Oct 2017

Payments Firm WePay Acquired By JPMorgan Chase

Reports indicate that banking giant JPMorgan Chase has agreed to acquire WePay, a payments startup. This marks the first time that the bank is making a major acquisition in the financial technology sector. According to JPMorgan Chase following the acquisition WePay’s payments technology will be made available to approximately four million small business customers of the bank.

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • WePay
  • Bill Clerico
  • M&A Activities
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Infosys Ltd
Gearsofbiz· 28 Oct 2017

Infosys seeks to put Panaya acquisition row to rest with clean chit

Infosys Ltd’s decision to give a clean chit to the contentious Panaya acquisition and dismiss allegations of poor corporate governance is being seen as a move to shield itself from any potential legal blowback. Corporate governance experts, investors and proxy advisory firms are concerned the move may limit Infosys’s ability to attract external candidates to the role of chief executive officer which fell vacant when Vishal Sikka quit in August.

  • Infosys Ltd
  • M&A Activities
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