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UPDATED: Has Allergan failure weakened Valeant CEO's M&A hand?

Valeant CEO J. Michael Pearson upheld his reputation as a disciplined bidder when he refused to top Actavis' $66 billion bid for Allergan. But now that his company has nothing to show for the past 7 months, has its dealmaking reputation taken a hit?

Actavis' merger cost-cutting isn't Valeant-style. But it's still $1.8B

With the excitement over Actavis' white-knight swoop-in for Allergan out of the way, it's time to take a closer look at the transaction--and how it compares with Valeant's proposed Allergan tie-up.

Japan's largest CMO, Bushu, gets new private equity owner

In a deal valued at more than $660 million, Baring Private Equity Asia showed up Monday as the buyer of a Japanese CMO and Tokio Marine Capital as the seller.

Actavis officially steals Allergan from Valeant with $66B buyout

With Actavis and Allergan's deal agreement, the Botox maker is getting what it's wanted for months--a way to thwart hostile bidder Valeant. And Actavis? It's getting a glimpse of a future that holds $23 billion in annual revenue, and that would officially punch its ticket into Big Pharma.

Recipharm trades $140M for a Portuguese CDMO

Pharma outsourcer Recipharm has acquired a Portuguese contract drug developer for €112.3 million ($140 million) in cash and stock, bolstering its global scale and further consolidating the world of R&D service providers.

Catalent makes another buy and ticks up its revenue

Catalent has acquired another R&D tech firm, snapping up Micron Technologies and its particle sizing capabilities as the recently IPO'd company works to expand its share of the drug development market.

Actavis ready to leap into Big Pharma with $64B bid for Allergan

A months-long pursuit of Allergan may be about to come to a close for Valeant and activist investor Bill Ackman--but not with the results they were hoping for.

UPDATED: Actavis bags top 10 Big Pharma status with $66B Allergan buyout

Actavis and Allergan have come to terms on a buyout that values the Botox maker at $66 billion, dwarfing a bid from Valeant and William Ackman that forced the biotech into play. And it gives Actavis CEO Brent Saunders exactly what he's been looking for: Bragging rights to top 10 status in the Big Pharma world--after brushing aside a weakening Eli Lilly.

Another Pfizer run at AZ? Unlikely, Reuters' sources say. But keep an eye on Actavis

With Pfizer's eligibility to bid again for AstraZeneca nearing, the drug giant seems unlikely to make another run at its one-time target, industry-watchers say. But that doesn't mean it isn't prepping a run at someone else.

Why are M&A hedge funds gun shy? Blame AbbVie for killing its Shire deal

AbbVie can count this among the consequences of canceling its Shire buyout: Deal-focused hedge funds are losing investors.