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(RealClear)   Pfizer (makers of Viagra) propositions Astrazeneca. Astrazeneca: "Get that thing away from me"   (realclear.com) divider line 27
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2759 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 May 2014 at 11:36 AM (17 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-19 11:37:39 AM
Penis
 
2014-05-19 11:38:02 AM
FTA:
"an opportunistic attempt to acquire a transformed AstraZeneca, without reflecting the value of its exciting pipeline."

LOL
 
2014-05-19 11:38:27 AM
Maybe the offer wasn't FIRM and final.
 
2014-05-19 11:38:47 AM
"This has been going on for quite some time and we have been in very deep"
 
2014-05-19 11:41:35 AM
"He said Pfizer's latest offer represented only a "minor improvement" that fell short"

"Valeant Pharmaceuticals has also made an unsolicited offer... which has turned it down, so far."

"AstraZeneca has repeatedly rejected Pfizer's offers, insisting they significantly undervalue the company and its portfolio of experimental drugs."  <-- I know that feel.

"Pfizer has made assurances such cuts would be limited."  <-- Yeowch.
 
2014-05-19 11:44:00 AM
"Pfizer has a track record of eliminating tens of thousands of jobs around the world..."
IYKWIMAITYD

"Pfizer also has sold off a couple parts"
They shouldn't have done that.

"and reorganized as part of preparations to possibly break off another part"
NOOOOOOO!

/Also penis.
 
2014-05-19 11:44:51 AM

Wangiss: FTA:
"an opportunistic attempt to acquire a transformed AstraZeneca, without reflecting the value of its exciting pipeline."

LOL


That right there is the problem... Pfizer's ability to excite pipelines on its own ran out with the Viagra patent.
 
2014-05-19 11:49:37 AM
Though it has said its indicative offer is final, Pfizer has, under U.K. takeover rules, up until 5 p.m. local time May 26 to make a formal bid. If it doesn't, it cannot make another offer for six months.

Note to self: around the end of October, start paying attention to Astrazenica ADRs.
 
2014-05-19 11:50:13 AM

Wangiss: FTA:
"an opportunistic attempt to acquire a transformed AstraZeneca, without reflecting the value of its exciting pipeline."

LOL


Translated: "We don't do anal and we don't like bondage."
 
2014-05-19 11:54:17 AM
I don't blame Pfizer for wanting to merge with AstraZeneca's sweet pipeline, but it's got no game. It comes on too strong, and  then it tries to sweeten the deal by offering  cash?! How would you like it if some company tried to merge with your sister for cash?!

Pfizer, a company that fine you gotta romance. None of this hostile takeover bullshiat. That doesn't make a company a real man. Instead, you gotta take it slow. Make your bid, sure, but then let AstraZeneca come to you. And when negotiations start getting hot and heavy and all of a sudden AstraZeneca gets a look at your huge portfolio and gets scared, that's when you have to be subtle. Tell them, "Baby, I understand you're nervous, but how about we merge just the tip. Just the tip, and see how that feels."
 
2014-05-19 12:03:50 PM
Thanks for the ear bug whether you meant it or not.

"Stop!  Don't touch me there!  That is my no-no square!  R-A-P-E!  Get that thing away from me!"

Some kids jingle from the past.
 
2014-05-19 12:56:48 PM
Aww, all the good rape worthy puns have been mentioned...
 
2014-05-19 12:56:56 PM
Pfizer must be getting desperate with their V1agr4 patents soon to expire (if that hasn't happened already).
 
2014-05-19 12:57:00 PM
There is a major Astra Zeneca campus near where i live. Everyone i know who works there knows if they sell that whole campus is getting shutdown. I guess even the higher ups know they are screwed too. Its basically only a few getting golden parachutes and everyone else is getting canned.
 
2014-05-19 01:37:58 PM
Did the offer last more than four hours?
 
2014-05-19 01:47:34 PM

Snarfangel: Did the offer last more than four hours?


I didn't see a doctor's note, so I'm guessing it was hit and quit.
 
2014-05-19 01:48:21 PM
I know how Pfizer pfeels...

*sigh*
 
2014-05-19 01:52:17 PM

xanadian: I know how Pfizer pfeels...

*sigh*



They're the pfabulous pfirm with the pfunny name.
 
2014-05-19 02:56:40 PM

germ78: Pfizer must be getting desperate with their V1agr4 patents soon to expire (if that hasn't happened already).


Yeah, it expired last year, they're going to take a huge hit from that and lipitor from the year before. Maybe they shouldn't have cut R&D as much as they did.
 
2014-05-19 03:02:55 PM

Another Government Employee: Wangiss: FTA:
"an opportunistic attempt to acquire a transformed AstraZeneca, without reflecting the value of its exciting pipeline."

LOL

Translated: "We don't do anal and we don't like bondage."



And they have the nerve to call themselves British.
 
2014-05-19 03:54:48 PM

Reverend J: germ78: Pfizer must be getting desperate with their V1agr4 patents soon to expire (if that hasn't happened already).

Yeah, it expired last year, they're going to take a huge hit from that and lipitor from the year before. Maybe they shouldn't have cut R&D as much as they did.


Viagra was developed in the UK in a Pfizer lab, which they closed down a couple of years ago, hence why they are not very popular there and why their bid for AZ isn't welcomed.
 
2014-05-19 05:07:55 PM

Reverend J: Maybe they shouldn't have cut R&D as much as they did.


Sounds like their current R&D strategy is to spend multiple billions to acquire a company and their portfolio of patents instead of multiple millions on actual R&D and develop their own patents.

/hmm, I wonder which of those two options is a better long term solution?
 
2014-05-19 05:12:03 PM
Blanket response to this thread:

AYOOOO

/well done, fellows
 
2014-05-19 07:04:16 PM
www.thelostogle.com
 
2014-05-19 10:38:03 PM

germ78: Reverend J: Maybe they shouldn't have cut R&D as much as they did.

Sounds like their current R&D strategy is to spend multiple billions to acquire a company and their portfolio of patents instead of multiple millions on actual R&D and develop their own patents.

/hmm, I wonder which of those two options is a better long term solution?


The current CEO of Pfizer has proven he doesn't care much for long-term solutions, he's only interested in the next quarter.
 
2014-05-20 12:55:25 AM
WTF? 119 Billion is almost five times 2013 revenues. Am I missing something?
 
2014-05-20 04:32:48 PM

HeliumAddict: WTF? 119 Billion is almost five times 2013 revenues. Am I missing something?


Large acquisition costs very often equate to years of revenue. When AT&T bought (dangit I can't remember--yellowpages.com?) it was for 10 whole years of projected profit. That was more popular back in the 90s but it still happens all the time.
 
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