On Friday, Mylan all but rejected Teva's takeover bid with its own sweetened bid for Ireland's Perrigo. But now, it's made the snub official, delivering a resounding "no" to its generics rival.
Mylan may be fending off an unsolicited $40 billion buyout offer from competitor Teva even as it is being rebuffed for making its own $31 billion bid for Perrigo, but it still has to take care of business as usual. Right now that includes having to recall 8 lots of injectable cancer drugs, most of it manufactured for Pfizer, after particulate was discovered in vials.
Just a couple hours after Mylan sweetened its original bid for Ireland's Perrigo to $31 billion-plus, Perrigo nixed the new offer. Why? The way the target sees it, it isn't quite so sweet.
Mylan sent a message to Teva that it wasn't interested in becoming bait even before the Israeli drugmaker made its $40 billion bid earlier this week. Now, it's repeating that message loud and clear--and it's doing so with a sweetened offer for Irish target Perrigo.
Rumors of a Teva-Mylan merger have swirled for weeks, and now that Teva's bid has actually arrived, the talk is heating up even more. Everyone has an opinion--Mylan and Teva included--and those opinions are all over the map. Strategic or not? Legally possible or not? At what price might Mylan be willing to talk? And could Mylan persuade the reluctant Perrigo to take its (defensive) $29 billion offer?
Bad news for Mylan if it wants to avoid a $40 billion takeover by generics rival Teva: Its own acquisition prospect, Ireland's Perrigo, isn't interested in getting together.
When Mylan offered to buy Perrigo for $205 per share last Wednesday, the brewing $29 billion bid was hailed as the giant generics deal Wall Street has been anticipating. But this deal has an animal health angle too: If Mylan pulls it off, the acquisition will mark its entry into the veterinary market.
More than a couple of analysts agree that there may be a company out there that's after Mylan--and that that could have prompted the company's $28.9 billion bid for Ireland's Perrigo. But now that Mylan's made its offer, could that spur other Perrigo offers, too?
Since Mylan went public on Wednesday with a $205-per-share buyout offer for Ireland's Perrigo, analysts have been weighing the pros and cons of a tie-up between the two generics makers. But there's one thing at least a few of them agree on: The $29 billion bid has to be a response to other M&A action going on behind the scenes.
Generics specialist Mylan has zeroed in on the big buyout everyone's been waiting for. The Pittsburgh-based drugmaker offered $205 per share for Perrigo, the over-the-counter drugmaker that just closed its own $4.5 billion deal for Belgium's Omega Pharma.