February 28, 2014

McKesson on Friday announced that the wholesaler has launched a voluntary public takeover offer for the remaining outstanding shares of Celesio through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Dragonfly.

January 9, 2014

McKesson Corp. has reached an agreement with Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, currently representing a 50.01% stake in Celesio, to sweeten the purchase price for its shareholding in Celesio to EUR 23.50 per share.

December 10, 2013

The hedge fund Elliott Management will attempt to block McKesson's offer to acquire the German pharmaceutical wholesaler Celesio because it “substantially undervalues” the company, according to a report in the New York Times published Tuesday.

December 5, 2013

McKesson announced that the company has launched the voluntary public takeover offer for the outstanding shares of Celesio through its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary Dragonfly in connection with the announcement on Oct. 24 of McKesson’s agreement to acquire Celesio.

May 14, 2013

Actavis is continuing to pursue a plan to buy Irish drug maker Warner Chilcott, as the U.S.-based company announced Tuesday its total number of shares and share-purchase options in order to comply with Ireland's merger-and-acquisition rules.

October 9, 2012

Matrixx Initiatives on Tuesday announced its second overture to ProPhase Labs with an increased acquisition offer of $1.60 per share.

March 14, 2012

Shares of Rite Aid crossed the $2 mark Wednesday afternoon following analyst speculation about the prospects of a takeover by Walgreens, according to published reports.

December 19, 2011

Drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals has launched a hostile takeover bid for ISTA Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

August 17, 2011

One of the world's largest brewers is looking to expand its reach through a proposed acquisition of Australian beer company Foster's Group.