July 24, 2015

Anthem, Inc. will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna Corporation in a transaction valued at $54.2 billion.

July 9, 2015

Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday a definitive agreement to merge 43 of its beauty brands with Coty. The transaction includes P&G’s global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands.

May 26, 2015

Acquisition target Perrigo recently filed a complaint to Irish Takeover Panel regarding Mylan proposal. 

April 22, 2015

Following Perrigo's rejection of a Mylan offer, Teva moves forward with its proposed acquistion of Mylan. 

April 8, 2015

Mylan on Wednesday announced a proposal to acquire Perrigo in $29 billion deal. 

February 5, 2015

Pfizer has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Hospira.


January 22, 2015

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the company’s special meeting of stockholders held today, Family Dollar stockholders voted to approve the proposed merger with Dollar Tree.


November 19, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday announced that it has rescheduled the special meeting at which Family Dollar shareholders will vote on the merger with Dollar Tree to Dec. 23, 2014.


November 10, 2014

Dollar Tree on Friday announced that it has certified substantial compliance with the request for additional information issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.


October 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday announced the Special Meeting of Family Dollar shareholders will be held on Dec. 11 to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree.

October 15, 2014

AbbVie has notified Shire of its board of directors' intention to reconsider the recommendation made on July 18 that AbbVie stockholders adopt the merger agreement needed to complete the proposed combination of AbbVie and Shire.


October 13, 2014

Dollar General on Friday reported that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission relating to Dollar General's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

October 9, 2014

Endo International and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement.

September 9, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores received a second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission.

August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

August 18, 2014

Dollar General bid $78.50 for Family Dollar in a $9.7 billion deal that exceeds the $74.50 a share Dollar Tree offered for Family Dollar on July 28.

July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 


July 28, 2014

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger with Albertsons with 70% of the outstanding shares and 96% of the shares voting for the merger. 


June 10, 2014

Family Dollar has adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan to prevent investors from gaining sizable control of the company. The move follows the disclosure on Friday that activist investor Carl Icahn has amassed a 9.39% stake in the retailer over the past two months, making him its largest shareholder.

May 19, 2014

Target has hired Peter Glusker as SVP new business integration and operations, effective May 19.

May 12, 2014

Lundbeck and Chelsea Therapeutics International last week announced an agreement under which Lundbeck will acquire Chelsea.

May 2, 2014

Pfizer early Friday morning upped the ante in its bid for AstraZeneca, which is now valued at $106 billion.

April 25, 2014

Prestige Brands Holdings, whose portfolio includes Chloraseptic sore throat treatments, Clear Eyes eye care products and Compound W wart treatments, has entered into an agreement to acquire Insight Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Monistat, for $750 million in cash.

April 18, 2014

Actavis and Forest Laboratories on Thursday announced that they have each received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with Actavis' pending acquisition of Forest.