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Glaxo and Novartis announce major three-part business transaction

12:27 PM MDT | April 22, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced a major, three-part transaction with Novartis involving its consumer health-care, vaccines, and oncology businesses. GSK and Novartis, as part of the transaction, will create a new, world-leading consumer health-care...


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Permira to acquire fine chemicals producer CABB Group from Bridgepoint

Permira, a European private equity firm, today announced that a company owned by Permira funds has entered into an agreement to acquire CABB International (Sulzbach, Germany), a leading manufacturers of fine chemicals from Bridgepoint. The transaction is...

Pfizer eyes AstraZeneca for a reported $100 billion

UK press over the weekend said that Pfizer has made initial approaches to acquire AstraZeneca for £60 billion ($101 billion) in the world’s largest pharma acquisition. Both companies declined to comment on the report, which appears in The Sunday...

Platform acquires Chemtura's pesticides business for $1 billion

Platform Specialty Products (PSP; Waterbury, CT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chemtura's pesticides business for $1 billion. The price consists of $950 million in cash plus 2 million shares of PSP's common stock, PSP announced...

SI Group to acquire Albemarle's antioxidants and ibuprofen business

SI Group (Schenectady, NY) has agreed to acquire the antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses of Albemarle for an undisclosed amount of cash. The deal includes manufacturing sites in Organgeburg, SC  and Shanghai, as well as technical support...

Mosaic acquires ADM's fertilizer distribution businesses in Brazil and Paraguay

Mosaic agreed to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. The price assumes the delivery of $150 million in working capital at closing, the company says. Under the agreement terms, Mosaic...

Symrise to acquire Diana Group for $1.8 billion

Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in third-quarter 2014. ...

Koppers acquires wood treatment, railroad businesses

Koppers has agreed to acquire the wood preservation and railroad services businesses of Osmose Holdings (Buffalo, NY) for $460 million. The price includes a tax election that is expected to provide cash tax savings of approximately $7 million annually over...

Goldman Sachs, Koch Industries partner to acquire Flint Group (updated)

Koch Industries and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs have agreed to acquire printing inks maker Flint Group (Luxembourg) from CVC Capital Partners (London). Flint is the second-largest global producer of printing inks after DIC (Tokyo). Flint revenues for 2013 were €2.2 billion ($2.9 billion). Terms of the sale were not disclosed but sources say the price was close to Flint's 2013 revenues, $2.9 billion, and that the equity contribution of both Goldman and Koch will be roughly equal....

Sumitomo Corp. acquires Bayer fungicide product line

Sumitomo Corp. has acquired the fungicide Metominostrobin from Bayer CropScience's Japan subsidiary. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Metominostrobin is a broad-spectrum, systemic fungicide with preventative and curative activity, the...

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