Alere meets conditions for Axis-Shield takeover

Alere ($ALR) has claimed victory in its hostile takeover bid for medical diagnostic kit maker Axis-Shield. However, it had not yet conducted due diligence on the company. "Alere did no due diligence on Axis-Shield," a spokeswoman for Jefferies explained. "The offer has just gone unconditional, so the transaction process will go through." Jeffries is Alere's adviser for the deal. Item