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Medtronic shareholders face up to capital gains tax from Covidien merger

Corporate tax inversions, including Medtronic's planned shift to Ireland following its purchase of Covidien, are causing a backlash among some shareholders stuck with a big tax bill becaues of capital gains taxes associated with the deal.

Pfizer eyes Actavis in backup plan to another AstraZeneca bid

Pfizer may not get a great shot at buying AstraZeneca this fall--but it's preparing to give it a try. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports, the U.S.-based drug giant is looking at Actavis, the generics maker with a new home address in Ireland, among other targets.

Medtronic, Covidien unveil joint integration team

Covidien and Medtronic announced more than 45 people will join a newly created team to tackle integration issues during their merger.

Will Allergan bid for Salix as it looks to escape Valeant's clutches?

Allergan CEO David Pyott has hinted he might make a pickup to thwart Valeant's attempts to take over his company. And now that one-time target Shire is off the table after being snatched up by AbbVie, his sights may be set on Salix.

Could buying Salix get Valeant off of Allergan's scent?

Allergan, working to fend off a hostile approach from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, is reportedly taking a look at the smaller Salix Pharmaceuticals, weighing a multibillion-dollar deal that could render it unattainable--or at least drive up its asking price.

ConvaTec weighs plans for inversion deal amid rumors of 2015 sale

ConvaTec is weighing plans for a corporate inversion deal as interest builds from larger companies looking to cash in on the med tech M&A trend.

Allergan CFO's departure may signal strength, not weakness

The sudden departure of a C-suite exec always raises eyebrows. When the company is a buyout target in the midst of a heated takeover battle, the questions really fly. But in the case of Allergan CFO Jeff Edwards, whose departure the company announced Monday, analysts say there's nothing to worry about.

Novartis slashes ante, inks another Gamida Cell buyout pact in $635M leukemia deal

Novartis is forging ahead with a prospective stem cell biotech buyout, agreeing to pay $35 million to grab a sizable equity stake in Gamida Cell while executing a short term option deal that will allow the pharma giant the right to gobble up the company for another $600 million split up between a $165 million upfront payout with the rest up for grabs in development and sales milestones.

After Walgreens avoids inversion, will Medtronic modify its Covidien offer?

Speculation is building that Minneapolis-based Medtronic will modify its offer for Dublin-based Covidien.

Should deal-needy Pfizer target antibiotics specialist Cubist?

Forget tax-advantaged Irish drugmakers. It may be a good time to take over an antibiotics maker on the cheap--and analysts have just the antibiotics maker in mind.