Baxter International Catches Cheetah Medical

Baxter International (NYSE: BAX) has been quiet on the merger and acquisition front since January 2018. The deal drought ended on September 10, 2019 when the med-tech company announced its acquisition of Cheetah Medical, based in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Cheetah provides non-invasive fluid management monitoring technologies, designed for use in critical care, operating room and […]

Takeda Takes on Shire for $81.5 Billion

Big Pharma deals are back, more than ever. After six weeks of offers, refusals, talks and more, Japanese drug giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (OTCQB: TKPYY) reached an agreement to acquire Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) for $81.5 billion, including assumed debt of $19.54 billion. It’s the largest healthcare deal announced ever, unless you count Pfizer’s […]

Baxalta’s Predecessor Readies for the Spin Off

Baxter BioScience recently agreed to pay $900 million for the Oncaspar® product portfolio owned the Italian biopharma company, Sigma Tau Financiaria SpA. Oncaspar is a biologic used as part of a multi-agent chemotherapy regimen to treat lymphoblastic leukemia, and is marketed in the United States, Germany, Poland and certain other countries. In addition to the […]