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Actavis, Sanofi, Boehringer jockey bids for OTC specialist Omega Pharma

Actavis seems to have a finger in every pie lately when it comes to pharma M&A, and rumor has it Omega Pharma's sales process is no exception.

Top investor bails on Valeant bid, backing Allergan-Shire combo instead

Valeant's takeover partner, Bill Ackman, is not slowing down in his pursuit to land a deal for Allergan. But a key investor may no longer be quite so gung-ho.

AbbVie faces stumbling blocks after cutting cord on $55B Shire deal

Days after AbbVie recommended that shareholders vote against its proposed $55 billion deal for Shire, the company officially cut the cord and terminated its pending merger. And while Shire has big plans to succeed solo, AbbVie could face a few stumbling blocks without the Dublin-based company by its side.

It's back to basics in M&A, and that's a good thing, Actelion CEO says

At least one potential tax-inversion buyout target is pretty happy about the new deal-quashing rules: Actelion CEO Jean-Paul Clozel. In fact, he says, the slap at inversions is not just good for him and Actelion, but for the whole pharma industry.

AbbVie's $55B deal for Shire is officially dead. Now what?

Shire and AbbVie have formally called it quits on a planned $55 billion merger, leaving each company to get by on the merits of its own pipeline and talk up the benefits of life without the other.

Left at the altar by AbbVie, Shire has cash, options and an M&A pedigree

While its merger with AbbVie is looking dead, Shire is likely in line for a $1.6 billion breakup fee, cash that could fund a major M&A push. And with renowned dealmakers in its executive ranks, Shire may not be lonely for long.

UPDATED: Thumbing its nose at critics, Valeant touts Q3 growth, hikes forecasts

Valeant may have upped its Q3 revenue by 33% and beat analysts' bottom-line expectations--not to mention hiked its forecast for this year and next. But takeover target Allergan still isn't impressed. On the other hand, shareholders might be if Valeant hikes its hostile bid again, as its CEO now suggests.

BBK inks deal to buy mobile app development unit

The acquisition tightens BBK's ties to the team that helped to develop its patient and site engagement mobile app, My Clinical Study Buddy.

AbbVie's $1.635B breakup fee to Shire, if paid, will run third highest ever

Breaking up is hard to do, and can be expensive. AbbVie is getting into record territory with the $1.635 billion breakup fee it will have to pay Shire for canceling their $55 billion deal.

Matchmaking for Shire and AbbVie already? Try Allergan (of course) and Pfizer

Now that AbbVie has said it wants to dump Shire, we could soon have two companies back on the market--and both could prove popular as the dust settles. In fact, as Bloomberg reports, AbbVie could make a decent second choice to AstraZeneca if Pfizer so chooses.